if anybody interesting , you can find more information on http://www.sys2009.com/index.php?r=site/camera
from the warranty, we know these camaras were made by WonderView Optical Industries Of Canada Ltd,
google the "WonderView Optical Industries Of Canada Ltd", I have found out that:
the patent about these cameras:
Canadian Patent Publication (Source: CIPO)
Publication No. CA 1062523 A published on 18-Sep-1979
Application No. CA 242190
Appareil photographique pour l'Enregistrement d'Images tridimensionnelles
ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The present invention provides a photographic apparatus for use in obtaining a three dimensional picture including a dia- phragm aperture adapted to be moved transversely of the optical axis of an objective, a shielding curtain adapted to be operated by a pair of drums, said diaphragm aperture being mounted on said shielding curtain, said drums being arranged to be driven by a first motor, a lenticular screen located in and arranged to slide along the focal plane of said objective, and a second motor arranged to drive said lenticular screen, said first motor being electrically associated through a shutter button with said second motor so that the lenticular screen may be moved by said second motor over a pitch characteristic of said screen in synchronism with said diaphragm aperture moving within a photographic beam passing through said objective.
YIN, LAW C.
WONDERVIEW OPTICAL INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LTD.
International (2006.01): G03B 35/00; G03B 35/04
Grant issued: 18-Sep-1979
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Originally Posted by sys2009
The big white box (iron box) appears to be a film processor, which I think would be totally unnecessary for most people. This might have made sense if you were manufacturing many of these 3D prints, but for the hobbiest/artist you'd only need the camera.
Reading the patent abstract, I don't understand why the lenticular screen needs to move. I thought only the lens needed to move... harumph.
I have a picture of a flower taken with one of these cameras, and I nearly bought one of a white dog at an antique mall. One of these cameras in the hands of an artist or for portraiture could produce really incredible work.
If only I had $900....