Gitzo shutters

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Camera importers and manufacturers offered their camera models with a range of shutter and lens combinations. A good example for this are the Héard & Mallinjod Hermax models listed below, which were offered with a range of lenses manufactured by Berthiot, Boyer, Darlot, Hermagis, Itier and Roussel, and for which Gitzo, Vario and Compur shutters were available. When consulting price catalogues of French camera manufacturers and resellers, such as Photo-Plait, it becomes obvious that Gitzo shutters were cheaper than imported Vario or Compur shutters, presumably indicating a perceived lesser quality. Photo-Plait also sold shutters and lenses individually [1], thus allowing enthusiastic photographers to create their own body-lens-shutter combinations.

The listing of below provides a compilation of known shutter applications. It is certain that that list is incomplete and thus needs to be regarded as a work in progress.

Contents

Visual Reference Guide

Shutters with Gitzo markings

Images by Dirk HR Spennemann (Image rights)

Shutters without Gitzo markings, produced for major distributors and resellers


ERCE

black and silver disc (settings: 25-50-100-B-T, AG marking)

  • Clément
    • Ercé 6x9
      • Clément (Paris), Anastigmat Claror f4.5 105mm[2]

LUMINOR

black and white disc (settings: 25-50-100-B-T)
presumably made by Gitzhoven for sale as the in-house model of Manufrance (Manufacture d'Armes et de Cycles de Saint-Étienne)

"PLATOS"

black and white disc (settings: 25-50-100-B-T)
presumably made by Gitzhoven for sale as the in-house model of Photo-Plait

"PLAVICOS"

black and white disc (settings: 25-50-100-B-T)
presumably made by Gitzhoven Used in the following cameras:

  • Plavic
    • Pliant (120)(c. 1930)
      • Plavic 120/6.3 [5]
    • Pliant (127)[6]


"STELLA"

black and white disc (settings: 25-50-100-B-T, AG marking) Used in the following cameras:

  • Clément
    • Ercé, (120)
      • L. Clément Claror 105/6.3

VISTAR

black and white disc (settings: 25-50-100-B-T, AG marking) Used in the following cameras:

"GITZO"

TYPE A: settings 1-B-T

(black disc, AG marking). Used in the following cameras:

  • unknown manufacturer (120)
    • Extra-Rapide Aplanat ?/8[10]

TYPE B: settings 25-50-100-B-T

VARIANT B1: black disc

to be expanded

VARIANT B2: black disc with AG marking

AG marking, 55mm diameter.

Used in the following cameras:


PLATE CAMERAS 6.5 x 9



  • unknown manufacturer (6x9) (Photo-Plait name tag)
  • unknown manufacturer (plate camera)
      • L Clément Triolor 105/4.5
      • Itier Excellor 135/6.4
      • Armor 135/6.3 [64]

PLATE CAMERAS 9 x 12



PLATE CAMERAS 10 x 15


FILM CAMERAS

  • R. Delarue
    • Erdé
  • 120 folding (c. 1930) (very similar to the Siva, but straight-sided front standard)


PLATE CAMERAS - Stereo 6.5 x 9

  • Caillon
    • Stereo plate camera, (c. 1920)
      • Krauss Paris Tessar Zeiss 85/4.5



PLATE CAMERAS - Stereo 9 x 12

VARIANT B3: red centre with black ring

AG marking, 55mm diameter. With shutters with aperture lock lever (below the lens) see Type C.


Subvariant B3a: without AG marking

Used in the following cameras:

  • unknown manufacturer

Subvariant B3b: with AG marking

Used in the following cameras:

  • Franka
    • Rolfix (1935) or Bonafix
      • ASIOM
to be expanded

VARIANT B4: red centre with black ring, AG marking

AG marking, 44mm diameter.

Mentioned in the 1937 Photo Plait Catalogue

TYPE C: settings 25-50-100-B-T with aperture lock

red centre with black ring, AG marking

This shutter aperture lock, located at the front of the shutter underneath the lens, was patented by Arsene Gitzhoven in 1930.[148]

VARIANT C1: external diameter 55mm

Used in the following cameras:

  • Balda
    • 9x12 (plate)
  • unknown manufacturer (120)

VARIANT C2: external diameter 67mm

Used in the following cameras: 67mm shutter

GITZ∆

[with art deco face plate]

(settings: T-B-25-50-100, AG marking)

As far as can be ascertained, this is the first use of the '∆ in the Gitzo name. It was to become the signature from hence onwards.

Used in the following cameras:

GITZO 1

(settings: T-B-25-50-100-125, AG marking)

Used in the following cameras:

GITZ∆ 1R

(settings: T-B-25-50-100-125, AG marking)

Type 1 shutter with self-timer built in ('R' = retardateur)

Used in the following cameras:

GITZ∆ 2R

(settings: T-B-25-50-100-150, AG marking). The shutter had a self-timer built in ('R' = retardateur). The shutter exists both with red and with plain indicators.

Used in the following cameras:

  • Balda
    • Flak 120 (6x9 and 4.5 x 6 masks)

ZOTIC I

(settings: 200-150-100-50-25-B)

Used in the following cameras:


GITZ∆-PARIS

The face plate for the shutter normally reflects the camera manufacturer or model name. 'GITZ∆-PARIS' is engrave on the outer ring.

TYPE '0': 150-25

Settings:150-100-50-25-B (= Gitzo '4') Note that the shutter has no markings that identify it as Gitzo.[166]


TYPE A (with pretensioning)

requires the shutter to be pretensioned ('cocked'). Has pretensioning lever, shutter release and an option for a cable release

Variant A1: 200-25

Variant A1a: 200-25 (without flash connector)

Settings: 200-150-100-50-25-B ( = Gitzo '5')


Used in the following cameras:

Variant A1b: 200-25 (with flash connector)

TYPE B (without pretensioning)

has just a shutter release and an option for a cable release

Variant B1: 200-25

Settings: 200-150-100-50-25-B ( = Gitzo '5')


Used in the following cameras:

  • Jules Roche
    • Rox
      • Aplanat Rox A 105/8[180]


Variant B2: 250-25

Settings: 250-200-150-100-50-25-B

Used in the following cameras:


Variant B3: 300-25

Settings: 300-200-150-100-50-25-B

Used in the following cameras:

Variant B4: 400-25

Settings: 400-250-200-150-100-50-25-B

Used in the following cameras:

AZUR - PARIS - FRANCE

Shutter settings: T-B-25-50-100-150.—Used in the following cameras:

  • Boumsell
    • Azur (1948)


NORCA-PARIS

(settings: T-B-25-50-100-300)

Used in the following cameras:

  • Fap
    • Norca A 24 × 36 (1938)


Notes and References

  1. e.g. Catalogue Photo Plait 1937, p. 76.
  2. Collection DHRS
  3. Collection DHRS
  4. ebay Oct 2008
  5. reputedly the entire camera made by Gitzhoven; Silvain Halgand [1]
  6. advertisement reproduced by: Silvain Halgand [2]
  7. Sylvain Halgand, 'Demaria-Lapierre Caleb' [3]; ebay Oct 2008 (nº 380075971897 )
  8. Price Francs 187, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.3
  9. Price Francs 187, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.3
  10. ebay 160289685252 (October 2008)
  11. Price Francs 197, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.3
  12. Price Francs 231, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.3
  13. Price Francs 338, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  14. Price Francs 272, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  15. Price Francs 249, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4.--Sylvain Halgand 'Hemax Folding 6 x 9' [4]
  16. Price Francs 258, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  17. Price Francs 240, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  18. Price Francs 272, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  19. Price Francs 16, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  20. Price Francs 425, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  21. Price Francs 632, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  22. Price Francs 703, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  23. Price Francs 565, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  24. Price Francs 505, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  25. Price Francs 385, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  26. Price Francs 462, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  27. Price Francs 369, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  28. Price Francs 463, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  29. Price Francs 379, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  30. Price Francs 480, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  31. Price Francs 510, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  32. Price Francs 352, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  33. Price Francs 442, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  34. Price Francs 364, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  35. Price Francs 615, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  36. Price Francs 470, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  37. Price Francs 505, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  38. Price Francs 385, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  39. Price Francs 489, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  40. Price Francs 658, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  41. Price Francs 729, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  42. Price Francs 591, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  43. Price Francs 531, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  44. Price Francs 411, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  45. Price Francs 488, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  46. Price Francs 395, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  47. Price Francs 489, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  48. Price Francs 506, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  49. Price Francs 536, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  50. Price Francs 405, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  51. Price Francs 378, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  52. Price Francs 468, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  53. Price Francs 390, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  54. Price Francs 631, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  55. Price Francs 496, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  56. Price Francs 531, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  57. Price Francs 411, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  58. Sylvain Halgand 'Siva' [5]
  59. Price: Francs 275; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  60. Price: Francs 275; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  61. Price: Francs 275; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  62. Price: Francs 390; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  63. e-bay 190256383649 (October 2008)
  64. ebay 200262247302 (October 2008)
  65. Price Francs 197, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.3
  66. Price Francs 231, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.3
  67. Price Francs 377, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  68. Price Francs 275, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  69. Price Francs 265, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  70. Price Francs 270, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  71. Price Francs 258, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  72. Price Francs 275, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  73. Price Francs 16, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.4
  74. Price Francs 420, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 5
  75. Price Francs 600, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 5
  76. Price Francs 388, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 5
  77. Price Francs 347, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  78. Price Francs 508, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  79. Price Francs 481, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  80. Price Francs 375, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  81. Price Francs 515, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  82. Price Francs 337, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  83. Price Francs 350, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  84. Price Francs 488, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  85. Price Francs 388, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.5
  86. Price Francs 525, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  87. Price Francs 654, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  88. Price Francs 757, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  89. Price Francs 443, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 6
  90. Price Francs 422, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  91. Price Francs 595, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  92. Price Francs 541, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  93. Price Francs 567, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  94. Price Francs 379, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  95. Price Francs 580, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  96. Price Francs 415, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  97. Price Francs 403, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  98. Price Francs 519, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  99. Price Francs 442, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.6
  100. Price Francs 458, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  101. Price Francs 687, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  102. Price Francs 790, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  103. Price Francs 475, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p. 7
  104. Price Francs 628, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  105. Price Francs 455, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  106. Price Francs 574, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  107. Price Francs 600, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  108. Price Francs 482, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  109. Price Francs 438, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  110. Price Francs 613, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  111. Price Francs 447, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  112. Price Francs 552, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  113. Price Francs 475, Héard & Mallinjod Tarif (catalogue nº 1) no date, p.7
  114. Price: Francs 425; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  115. Price: Francs 275; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  116. Price: Francs 275; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  117. Price: Francs 375; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  118. Price: Francs 305; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  119. Price: Francs 305; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  120. Price: Francs 275; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  121. Price: Francs 395; Advert for Omnia Cameras
  122. Sylvain Halgand 'R. Delarue Erdé' [6]
  123. [7]
  124. collection DHRS
  125. collection DHRS
  126. with brown bellows and covering: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heritagefutures/3447045269/
  127. collection DHRS
  128. The camera uses a Plavic] Folding base....Sylvain Halgand 'Manufrance Luminor' [8]
  129. Price Francs 375, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  130. Price Francs 450, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  131. Price Francs 275, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  132. Price Francs 375, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  133. Price Francs 375, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  134. Price Francs 705, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  135. Price Francs 655, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  136. Price Francs 650, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  137. Price Francs 650, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  138. Price Francs 850, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  139. Price Francs 655, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  140. Price Francs 275, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  141. Price Francs 475, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  142. Price Francs 475, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  143. Price Francs 275, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  144. Price Francs 475, Advert for Omnia Cameras
  145. Price Francs 375, Advert for Cameras
  146. The camera uses a Plavic] Folding base....Sylvain Halgand 'Manufrance Luminor' [9]
  147. Collection DHRS
  148. Perfectionnement aux obturatuers pour appareils photographiques-- French Patent nº 707,860 granted on 15 December 1930
  149. Sylvain Halgand 'Hemax 9 x 12' [10]
  150. Sylvain Halgand 'Merkel' [11]
  151. ebay 370092317596 October 2008
  152. ebay 300253343959 (September 2008)
  153. Sold in France as 'Radior'.--Societé France-Photo, fournitures gén´´rales en gros pour la photographie et le cinema, no. 102. Neilly-sur-Seine, [no date. missing in catalogue, probably 1937 or 1938] p. 7 (image of shutter decoration differs, but rest is the same)
  154. Price 490 Francs; Societé France-Photo, fournitures gén´´rales en gros pour la photographie et le cinema, no. 102. Neilly-sur-Seine, [no date. missing in catalogue, probably 1937 or 1938] p. 7
  155. Collection DHRS.- Price 450 Francs; Societé France-Photo, fournitures gén´´rales en gros pour la photographie et le cinema, no. 102. Neilly-sur-Seine, [no date. missing in catalogue, probably 1937 or 1938] p. 7
  156. Price 590 Francs; Societé France-Photo, fournitures gén´´rales en gros pour la photographie et le cinema, no. 102. Neilly-sur-Seine, [no date. missing in catalogue, probably 1937 or 1938] p. 7
  157. Collection DHRS
  158. [12]
  159. e-bay May 2008 (350033388908)
  160. Gerard Langlois [13]
  161. Societé France-Photo, fournitures gén´´rales en gros pour la photographie et le cinema, n0 102. Neilly-sur-Seine, [no date. missing in catalogue, probably 1937 or 1938] p. 5 (image only, text differs)
  162. Sylvain Halgand 'R. Delarue Erdé' [14]
  163. Sylvain Halgand 'Demaria-Lapierre Dehel 6 x 9' [15]
  164. collection DHRS
  165. ebay 280340395559 (May 2009)
  166. Listed here as it fits between the GITZ∆ 2R and the GITZ∆-PARIS 25-200.
  167. Gerard Langlois, Olbia 6x6 [16]]
  168. Gerard Langlois, Olbia 6x6 [17][18]
  169. [19]
  170. Collection DHRS
  171. Gerard Langlois, Olbia 6x6 [20][21]
  172. Collection D Spennemann
  173. Gerard Langlois [22]
  174. Gerard Langlois [23]
  175. Gerard Langlois [24]
  176. Gerard Langlois [25]
  177. Gerard Langlois [26]
  178. Gerard Langlois [27]
  179. Sylvain Halgand 'Demaria-Lapierre Telka I' [28]
  180. Jules Roche [29]
  181. Gerard Langlois, Olbia 6x6 [30][31]
  182. ebay 110298522677 Oct 2008
  183. Sylvain Halgand 'Vergne Atlas' [32]
  184. Sylvain Halgand 'Vergne Atlas 6 x 9' [33]
  185. Sylvain Halgand 'Vergne Atlas Automatic' [34]
  186. Olbia 6×6 [35]
  187. Gerard Langlois [36]
  188. e-bay nº 230232028350 (September 2008)
  189. Gerard Langlois, Olbia 6x6 [37]
  190. Gerard Langlois Olbia 6x6 [38]
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