Camera Specifications

Camera Type  35 mm viewfinder stereo camera
Manufacturer  Stereocraft Engineering Company for Sawyer's, Portland, Oregon, USA
Year Introduced   1952
Film  135 cartridge
Size  154 x 86 x 53 mm (W x H x D)
Lens Separation  61.50 mm
Image Format  12.90 x 11.90 mm (W x H)
Image Window Separation  62.60 mm
Stereo Window  1.5 meters (about 5 feet) from camera
Lenses  View-Master Anastigmat (glass, matched), 1:3.5/25 mm, filter thread Series V
Aperture  Iris apertures behind the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16
Focusing  Fixed focus
Shutter  Mechanical guillotine type shutter in front of the lenses. Cocked with film transport
Shutter Speeds  Continuously adjustable, 1/10 - 1/100 sec. and "B"
Viewfinder  Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,5x), with bubble-level
Film Transport  Manual, with knob by 8 sprocket holes (= 38.0 mm), sprocket wheels on top and bottom
Film Rewinding  Manual. Automatically while exposing the second half of the film (Position "B")
Frame Counter  First half (Position "A"): additive, 1 to 36. Second half (Position "B"): subtractive, 36 to 1
Flash Contact  Special flash contact on top
Tripod Socket  ¼ / 20 TPI
Selftimer  n/a
Special Features  "ExpoSure" exposure calculator, double exposure prevention, cable release socket, bubble-level, film transport indicator (not all models)
Accessories  Operating instructions, everready case, close-up attachments (24" / 36"), viewer, film cutter, flash (bulb)
 
 
Double Exposures?
Although this camera has a built-in double-exposure prevention, it is quite possible to take double-exposures, which can be quite effective. To accomplish this, follow these 7 simple steps below. It is assumed that the selection-knob between the two lenses of the camera is in Position "A".
1. Make the first exposure
2. Wind film (transports film and cocks the shutter)
3. Cover both lenses and release the shutter
4. Turn the selection-knob between the lenses from Position "A" to Position "B"
5. Wind film (transports film and cocks the shutter)
6. Turn the selection-knob between the lenses from Position "B" to Position "A"
7. Make the second exposure (the "Double Exposure")
Specs provided by the Stereo Cameras Homepage and Alexander Klein
Double Exposures tip from Wolfgang Sell who learned it from Fred Bennion