||When I say that I "badly turned", becoming a data processing specialist...
In 1946, André Grande decided, with other engineers of the company REX
located at St Etienne (France), to live of their passion and make
Together they created the Association of Techniciens in Optical and
Scientific Mechanics, known as the company ATOMS.
The Atoflex I is marketed in 1947. It is much more
sophisticated than the Aiglon which was the first model of the range
ATOMS, and was not really competitive.
The Atoflex I is equipped with a shutter Atos 2 and two lenses P.Angénieux
| Type Z5 - 1:3,3 - f=70 mm (viewfinder lens) |
| Type U1 - 1:4,5 - f=75 mm (snapshot lens)|
Serial number : 170499
These two lenses are coupled together according to a principle
developed by P. Angénieux himself.
The general quality of this camera is very good. ATOMS will work for
many other camera makers, providing them with camera body and sometimes,
|This camera has the serial number 875 and it uses 6 x 6 rollfilm.
It has been offered to me by a friend of mine, it was the camera of his
father who just passed away. The chamber still had a film but I did not
dare to send the film to be developed.
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