Yes, but I was wondering how they are reproduced to give the 3D effect. Or is the center lens just a viewing lens, and the rest like a normal stereo camera?
I think that's it, yes. The center lens would be like the upper viewing lens in a TLR? The other two then just a normal stereoscopic pair?
As far as reproducing from negatives to give a 3D effect, one doesn't even need the separate viewer...
If standard prints are made, and the prints are arranged side-by-side at the same distance as separates your eyes, and you look down at them and allow your eyes to relax to infinty (i.e., look through them, not at them), then with a little effort they can be perceived to snap into 3D without the need for an external viewer.
"They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."
— Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs
I can't believe the price started so low. I've got to keep track of this to see what it goes for. Hope you get it. I would think it would be an investment as well as fun to use. Just take good care of it - it's a piece of history!
Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
Oops, Kodak just did!
For all practical purposes, they've taken Kodak away.
Stereo bar? Not sure what that is. I'm in the process of trying to build my own 120 stereo camera, but who knows when that will happen (if ever.) Foremost though, that camera is just a thing of beauty!
"Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it." -Paul Strand
Well, they're adjustable, but you're right depending on what camera you use. Like an SLR probably would be pushed too far apart, but 2 Rolleiflex's might be able to approach the interocular distance (62-65mm).