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The Corsair I and Corsair II were budget-priced, bakelite-bodied cameras sold by Universal (Univex) in the years before WWII. Both were scale focusing models with an extinction meter built into the top housing. The Corsair I used 35mm film sold in Universal's proprietary roll format; while the Corsair II used standard 35mm cartridges After WWII, the molds for the Corsair cameras were adapted for Universal's Buccaneer model, which added a rangefinder.
|1940 ad for Corsair I|
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Notes and references
- Lahue, Kalton C. and Bailey, Joseph A. Collecting Vintage Cameras Volume 1: The American 35mm. American Photographic Book Publishing Co., 1972. pg.149.