Monday, May 27, 2013

Revere Stereo 33

The Revere Stereo 33 is a 35mm stereo rangefinder camera that was introduced in 1953.  It was manufactured in Chicago, IL by the Revere Camera Company.  In the 1950's, they were the second largest manufacturer of movie cameras behind Bell & Howell.  Although primarily known for producing cine equipment, the Revere Camera Company made a handful of still cameras as well. 

 
Stereo cameras are unique because they feature two lenses that expose two frames at the same time.  This process simulates human binocular vision, and creates a 3D image (a stereo viewer would be needed to view the 3D effect).  The Revere Stereo 33 camera features manual exposure settings and adjustable focus lenses.  It also has the ability to accept a flash and filters.  The Revere Stereo 33 is a sturdy camera made of aluminum, and would be a great addition to a vintage camera collection.  

Click HERE to view the Revere Stereo 33 on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay.
~L.M.

4 comments:

  1. This is a nice informative post as from this i came to know about Revere Stereo 33 camera. Revere Stereo 33 The Revere Stereo 33 is a 35mm stereo rangefinder camera that was introduced in 1953. It is unique because they feature two lenses that expose two frames at the same time.

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  2. Would you happen to know what kind of film would work in the camera? Have a couple of the Revere cameras, but I haven't used them since I was a girl! I found my boxes of my Sylvania flash bulbs, but when it came to the film, I couldn't remember if I had to buy a special film.

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    1. Nice! The Revere 33 uses 35mm slide film. Once the slides are mounted they can be viewed in a stereo viewer. There's still a lot of interest in stereo photography, so the mounts are viewers are still available today.

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  3. Thank you! Now would anyone who's familiar with slides, know of a slide converter to change dual slides to digital pics? I have been pricing different companies for sending them out, but at a dollar a slide to develop gets very costly! I have a slide case with about a couple hundred slides! Would love to save them to my computer as the slides are from before I was born! Pretty old stuff! Anyone have any luck with that??

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