Medium format camera, Alsaphot, “Cyclope”
In 1949 Lucien Dodin designed the Cyclope camera. Manufactured by Alsaphot, it appeared on the market in 1951. 6x9 format, rigid body camera. Although it is thin, its focal length is 105 mm. This is due to the fact that the light travels in the chamber after being reflected by two 90° mirrors. The lens/shutter unit is placed in front on the top of the camera, lending it this unusual appearance. Saphir Boyer 1:4,5 F=105 mm lens, mounted on a Prontor II shutter. Camera in good condition, in its original " Alsaphot " case. No fungus, no haze, no separation, no scratches.