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-Uniflex-

The Universal Uniflex I and Uniflex II are dye cast aluminum bodied TLR cameras contemporary built between 1947 and 1950 by the Universal Camera Corporation, USA. These cameras were competent types with a very simple consruction.

Uniflex I, has 75mm f/5.6 Universal Anastigmat taking lens and a 75mm f/4.5 Universal Anastigmat viewing lens.

The upper model Uniflex II, the lenses has 75mm f/4.5 Universal Anastigmat taking lens and 75mm f/3.5 Universal Anastigmat viewing. All lenses were three element types.

Both have a self-cocking Universal shutter with speeds from 1/25 sec. to 1/200 sec. plus B mode (for model I) (The model II adds 1/10 sec, ‘T” mode and flash synchronization.) The cameras take 12 6x6cm exposures on either type 120 or 620 film. The film advance uses a simple knob at the right side bottom and uses traditional red window picture counter.

Both cameras use magnifier ground glass focusing through a right side knob which moves the whole optical unit.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Science September 1948

Another camera of the same type with the same name was built in Poland around 1962 by WZFO.

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