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The Optax is a Bakelite 35mm viewfinder camera made in France by Lumière, introduced in 1948/49. The lens is a Lumière Anastigmat Altar, 40mm/3.5 in a shutter running from 1/10 to 1/200s + B & T. McKeown lists three models with the first possibly a prototype.[1]


  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). Page 639.