|LabGuy's World: 1976 Singer UC-2Z
Small Studio Vidicon Camera
1976 Singer UC-2Z Small Studio Vidicon Camera
This is a fine example of mature mid 1970s technology. The UC-2Z is a studio type B/W vidicon camera with a built in, 3" B/W, flat faced, CRT viewfinder. It uses a two thirds inch vidicon tube. Old as it is, it still works! The lens is a simple 3:1 zoom with a range of 15 to 45 mm at f1.8. This lens got beat up a little bit in shipping before I received the camera, but still works well enough. This thing is as nimble as a Swiss army knife! The hood on the viewfinder CRT is hinged and can be positioned as necessary. The viewfinder itself flips over on a hinge, allowing very simple and easy access to the internal adjustments and settings of the cameras. Overall appearance is very nice if you ignore the stickers and the nicotine. People smoked a lot back in the 1970s! I don't have much information yet about this model, but I will post it as soon as I get it! Stay tuned!
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Last updated: January 06, 2005