David White Stereo Realist Camera
638 // December 22, 2009
By now I really have forgotten when, how and why I discovered this type of camera. But, ever since I did, I was smitten and have been in search of one. More than to collect, but to actually use.
I mean, look at the results they produce! Two almost-identical photographs, when put together just so, will create a 3-D image. To see what I mean, you have to cross your eyes so the two images make a middle image – sort of like the Magic Eye posters (see a quick how-to). Don’t worry if you can’t do it, that is what Stereoscope viewers are for.
Sure, there are digital photography hacks that you can do in Photoshop – and I’ve tried and failed – but there is certainly nothing better than the real thing, with slide film. This new addition to my collection is a 3.5 lens, with a serial number of A32246 (it was produced between 1950-1951).
It is in working condition, and I intend to pick up some 35mm slide film (perhaps Thursday, when I pick up two rolls of film I recently took with the Holga!).
Can’t wait to show you some results after the new year.
In addition to the very beautiful camera and case, the seller also included a manual, flash and three unused bulbs… so the camera looks exactly like this when put together.
Thanks again to my friend John Milleker for finding this camera, and taking the time to offer up his advice on this unique type of camera.
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