Lumière Folding Camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Lumière Folding Camera

c. 1950s

Lumière & Cie

Lyon

France

Image of Lumière Folding Camera

Lens:
f4.5, 80 mm Spector, iris diaphragm to f22.

Shutter:
Leaf shutter, speeds 1/10 - 1/250, B. Flash synchronisation.

Construction:
Leatherette covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
For 6 x 6 cm or 6 x 4.5 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
To 1.5 metre.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder. Waist-level brilliant view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter. Indicator in eye-level view-finder showing shutter has been fired and film not advanced. Lever film advance.
Extinction meter. Two tripod sockets of different sizes. Depth-of-field scale. Cable release socket.

With:
Ever-ready case.

A streamlined camera but lacking refinements such as coupling between the shutter and film advance.

The least distinct figure seen in the extinction meter is set against the light conditions shown on a dial at the front of the camera. The shutter/aperture pairs can then be read and set on the camera. The figures in the extinction meter spell 'LUMIPOSE'.

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