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Alsaphot Dauphin I
France Version française
Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2014-10-11 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1952 to 1953.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 902

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Chronology of cameras Alsaphot 

This is the first version of the Dauphin ( means Dolphin in French) I, of which I have already presented an evolution.

Its distance control is rudimentary, as the indications are reduced to "Portrait" and "Paysage" (means Portrait and Landscape in French).
The exposure speed selector has three positions: S, I and P (Stop by blocking the shutter, and Instant and timeExposure.). The diaphragm aperture selector offers threepositions: "soleil", "clair" and "nuages" (sun, bright  and clouds).


The Dauphin I (evolution) is not offering  one of these apertures

Alsaphot Dauphin I