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Fex/Indo (for France EXport) and (INDustrie Optique) is a French company that produced inexpensive camera models from the 1940s to the 1981. It was one of the few civil camera companies founded in times of WWII. When France was "under German occupation, Fritz Kaftanski formed an association with Lucien Bouchetal de la Roche in order to produce cameras under the mark FEX (for France EXport). Located in Lyon, this company became FEX-INDO and then INDO (INDustrie Optique). It stopped all activities in 1981"[1]. The wartime product was a wooden camera of poor qiality but with Angenieux lens. Later Kaftanski himself developed successful camera models like the bakelite camera Ultra-Fex. The main brand names were Fex, Weber/Fex and in the late years Indo.

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35mm

References

  1. citation from Le Vieil Album

Bibliography

  • Charrat, Jaques & Hélène, Boissier, Régis, and Bandelier, Gérard, Fex - Histoire & Production d'une Enterprise Lyonnaise. 208 pp. No publication date or ISBN given. Published through the Club Niépce Lumière and available from them (preview and order page). Covers 380 models and variants.

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