At a thrift store last week, I came across this guy. He was .79, had expired in 1999, and the battery for his flash was way dead, but brand new. I was pretty ridiculously excited–I mean, 3d photos! .79!
The camera takes three shots with each of the three little lenses (which is why it only takes 16 images per roll–it is really 3 of each). I had it processed at a local lab before I even realized that there were special labs that would process and make lenticular prints from these 3d cameras. Not that it would have mattered–the lab I found online can’t do them anymore, anyway. But, you can animate them yourself (thanks, technology!). Only a few of my shots from this way-expired camera turned out, but I was able to animate one of my friend Alicia (at the 2nd Street Market here in Dayton). The three individual shots:
There are some really cool ones on Flickr, too. Supposedly there are a couple of these cameras for sale on Amazon, but who knows–they must be super old. Anyway, I just love playing around with different kinds of goofy cameras. Happy Wednesday!