Som Berthiot was one of the most famous French lens manufacturer in the 20th Century and it competed with Angenieux in making Cine lenses. In 1964, SOM Berthiot merged with OPL and became SOPELEM.
Som Berthiot made series of famous lenses named:
The Som Berthiot Flor 50mm F1.5 produces extraordinary colours with excellent sharpness and renders with oil painting brush style for its out of focus areas. The Lens offers Som Berthiot signature look with strong French romantic mood. It is a Legend among Cine Lenses and rarely seen or found, even more so than it’s already extremely rare little brother the Som Berthiot Flor 55mm F1.5 Lens.