Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kodak Stereo Camera

The Kodak Stereo is a 35mm film camera that was produced between 1954-1959.  The camera uses two lenses to take pairs of 24x24mm exposures on standard 35mm film.  The photos are then viewed in a dedicated image viewer to enjoy the 3D effect.  Kodak made approximately 100,000 units during its five year production.     


The Kodak Stereo Camera features a pair of three element Kodak Anaston 35mm f3.5 lenses.  The lenses are coupled so that rotating either one sets the focus on both lenses.  The right hand lens has a distance scale calibrated from 4 feet to infinity, and the left hand lens has zone settings for "close ups", "groups" and "scenes."  The shutter speed and aperture controls are located on the top of the camera, making the camera easy to use.  The camera also features a brown bakelite body, and a countdown type film counter. 

The viewfinder is located between the two lenses, and there is a spirit level visible in the viewfinder to help the shooter counteract camera tilt.  The camera also has a self cocking shutter when the film is advanced, and has built in double exposure prevention.  The rewind knob features a crank, which was an improvement over the previously used rewind knob.  This particular Kodak Stereo Camera is being sold as is due to several inoperable features, but it would make a great shelf piece or repair project for a collector. 

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

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