“U” is for Uniflash

“U” is for the Univex Uniflash. The Universal Camera Corporation made several really neat plastic cameras. The Uniflash is among my favorites.

The Uniflash was a simple plastic viewfinder camera that had flash synchronization. This meant that the flash would pop when you tripped the shutter.

The Uniflash. Having a hot shoe for the flash is what made this camera unique.

It was a cheap camera, however. Notice that the iris in the lens is actually just a metal diaphragm etched to look like an adjustable iris.

Not a real adjustable iris. The shutter is the little lever on the left.


Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1

The other cameras featured in this A to Z Challenge are linked on this page.


Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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