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1949. 620 film, 6x6cm exposures, viewfinder camera.

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Universal Camera: Meteor camera

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 2003-02-28
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by bill339 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:54 am

The Universal Meteor is a 620 film camera produced by the Universal Camera Corporation in New York City, NY. While McKeown's dates it as circa 1949. it was definitely being advertised, for a price of $15, as early as 1947. The plump streamlined body has a pull-out lens tube with a coated lens, which can be estimate focused from infinity to 5 feet. The self-resetting shutter offers "instant" and "bulb" speeds, selected with a I /B lever atop the lens barrel. The camera has four apertures of f/11, f/16, f/22 and f/32; it uses an extinction meter, and has a table on a metal plate affixed to the top to show four Weston film speeds of 25, 50, 100 and 200. A photographer today may find the sunny 16 rule to be more reliable. The camera back does not open, but instead a loading chamber drops out from the bottom. The camera exposes 2¼" square images (6×6 cm). It can be used with 120 film re-spooled onto 620 spindles. The Meteor also has a single pole hot shoe that will work with a more modern flash unit.

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