The Miom Company,
which was already successful when introducing a new concept of design
with the Photax II, surpassed itself with the Photax V.
The camera retains
the streamline of the former range but this one is more symetric. The
front is decorated with ribs at its ends. These ribs are ornamental but
also functional as they give a better grip. Other ribs, only decorative,
create a very esthetical peripteros around the viewfinder.
The shutter release
is located on the top of the camera and not to the end of the lens as
with the former models.
The lock, used to
close the camera body, is no more in metal as on the model III but in
plastic. It operates on two latches directly moulded within the body of
From the optical
side, the Photax V is equiped with a meniscus lens Heanar type V, made
by Angénieux and with an aperture of 1:16 f=85mm.