Boyer Series VIII

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Jesro1975
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Boyer Series VIII

Postby Jesro1975 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:34 am

I have a camera in my collection witch I cant find at Colectiblend. Maybe someone can help me figure out where I can find more information about this camera.
It is a Boyer Series VIII and I think bakalite.
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John Kratz
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Re: Boyer Series VIII

Postby John Kratz » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:39 am

Hi,
Boyer is actually not the name of the camera, but rather the lens.
The camera itself is a Photax, as on the lens cap.
There are a few different versions (all made by M.I.O.M.) but try this one: http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/M.I.O. ... linde.html
Have a look at some of the cameras in my collection:
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/mycamprofile.php?uid=396

Jesro1975
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Re: Boyer Series VIII

Postby Jesro1975 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:00 pm

Hey John,

Thanks allot for the quick respons! Found it but indeed not much difference between the Photax Blinde or the III. Very nice cam for my collection.

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Re: Boyer Series VIII

Postby Daniel C » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:56 am

The Photax III became "Blindé" (blindé means armoured in French) when it was sold with an included bakelite cap which covered the entire front face of the lens tube.

http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard_eng.php?id_appareil=8

This french bakelite camera with streamlined body has been a great success for MIOM and was copied all over the world Many clones are known as for example:
The Fotex by Raimundo Feher/Fotex (Spain)
The Kaftax and Banco cameras by Kafta
The AS PHOT and Gevaphot
The Gradisolo Lujo and Rex Lujo (Argentina)
The Fit by Pionyr in Tchecoslovaquia
Etc...

Attached is a photo of the Photax V. the last streamlined Photax produced by MIOM. Rather scarce (even in France)

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