France: Royer Savoyflex: 1958-1963:

Savoyflex - A Daring French

France contributed to the SLR history first with the very special Alsaflex of 1952, and in the PP SLR history from 1958 through Rene Royers Savoyflex. The first model featured a leaf shutter fixed Berthiot lens and a rapid return mirror. The RRM returned mechanically with the return of the shutter realease button, and could mean that the subject, as seen through the lens, was blacked a bit longer than on the IRM cameras, where the finder was ready instantly after the shutter was shut. Many cameras claiming IRM were really RRMs. The first Savoyflex was followed by the Automatic in 1959, among the first to introduce an automatic diaphragm. However, their system was not functioning well, and was no break-through for the company.The SITO organization, which was the official name behind Royer, kept on producing Savoyflex until 1963. 
 
Size measured without lens extension: 127x94x53mm. Weight with lens: 736 gr. Sn: F 1459.
Royer Berthiot Prontor Reflex 50/2,8 leaf shutter fixed lens. Sn: 54246.
A long but wonderfully smooth winder travel. Shutter release button to the left.
Typical case from late 50s, when there still was some pride connected to camera production. Not only cheap plastic...

Skriv en kommentar: (Klikk her)

123hjemmeside.no
Antall tegn tilbake: 160
OK Sender...
Se alle kommentarer

| Svar

Nyeste kommentarer

17.05 | 21:29

Hi Paul,
Very rare. Not many are sold. A bad copy was sold a while ago for 1000$. Yours could double that - to the right buyer. How on earth did you get two?

...
17.05 | 17:08

I Have 2 spectacular copies (almost flawless) of the Asahi Pentar K cameras with matching auto Takumar lenses, cases and lens caps. Any idea on value? Thanks!

...
16.05 | 11:13

Hi,
The SuperTakumar 50 1,4 of '64 had a protruding rear glass. Asahi changed the mirror box of the SV to allow the new lens, and the green R shifted to red.

...
16.05 | 10:17

Hi,
There are two S-models on eBay at the moment. They are for sale for around 1000$ with either one rare lens or more lenses. Price depends on condition.

...
Du liker denne siden