Stereo Realist 3D Rangefinder Camera
This amazing Camera was designed by Seton Rochwite and made by the David White Company in May 1947.
The Stereo Realist is the best selling Stereo camera ever made. It is a stereo camera with rangefinder focusing. It takes pictures in the 5p stereo format (also known as Realist format).
The Stereo Realist was a camera that attracted a lot of celebrities in the 1950’s. The most famous user of this camera was silent film star, Harold Lloyd. He used the camera to do portraits of Betty Page and Marilyn Monroe, among others.
Specifications for the Stereo Realist:
Film: 135 cartridge
Size 175 x 65 x 59 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 820 grams (1,125 grams with everready case)
Lens Separation 69.28 mm
Image Format 25.40 x 23.42 mm (W x H)
Image Window Separation 70,92 mm
Lenses David White Anastigmat (glass, matched), 1:3.5/35 mm clip-on filters 20 mm
Diaphragms Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable from f/3.5 to f/22
Focusing Manual, 2½ ft. – infinity. Movement of the film plane
Shutter Double lamellar type shutter, behind the lenses. Cocked with seperate lever
Shutter Speeds 1/150, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, ½, 1 sec. and “B” and “T”
Viewfinder Optical reflex viewfinder (approx. 0,5x). Parallax-free.
Rangefinder linked with distance setting, 123 mm baseline
Film Loading Manual
Film Transport Manual, with transport knob by 10 sprocket holes (= 47.5 mm), sprocket wheel on top
Film Rewinding Manual. Unlocking with rewind release knob. Rewind knob.
Frame Counter Additive, 1 to 36. Manual reset.
Flash Contact Hot Shoe
Tripod Socket ¼“ / 20 TPI
Special Features Double exposure prevention, eyelets for carrying-strap, cable realease provision
Very good working condition. Aesthetically the camera is very beautiful !
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