The Universal Uniflex II is an aluminum bodied TLR camera built between 1947 and 1950 by the Universal Camera Corp (yes, it is American made). On the Uniflex II, the lenses available were a 75mm f/4.5 Universal Anastigmat and a 75mm f/3.5 Universal Anastigmat. This one has the f/4.5 lens. It has a self-cocking Universal shutter with speeds from 1/25 sec. to 1/200 sec. plus B and T mode. The camera makes 12 6x6cm exposures on commonly available 120 medium format film. The film advance uses a simple knob at the bottom right and a covered red window on the back. The focus knob is also on the right and the focus screen is ground glass with a small fold-up magnifier. It originally retailed for $48.00. In 1947, $48 was serious money. As always, with my cameras, it has been cleaned, lubricated, adjusted and all the metal, glass and leatherette has been cleaned and polished. It works, it is a decent camera, and I guarantee my work for a year.
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Favourite photographer: Jerry Uelsmann and J.K Potter
Favourite style of art: surreal nudes (darkroom manipulations)
Personal Quote: "Great photos are created, not captured." -- Ansel Adams