3D Lens attachment (w Mirrors)

Started Jun 29, 2015 | Discussions thread
Gerry Siegel
Gerry Siegel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,058
Re: 3D Lens attachment (w Mirrors)

Barretlight wrote:

Oleg L K wrote:

I'm answering several questions in one post.
1) dual-camera rig and interocular distance:
- if you want the best possible solution, make stereo-base adjustable with the minimum being below 6.5cm
- If you cannot make variable stereo-base, keep it no larger than 6.5cm
- the new Olympus Air camera is 5.7cm in diameter; isn't it the first candidate?

Olympus air sounds like a great idea. However I dont think that can be synchronized. Did olympus state anything about controlling two cameras at the same time.
Actually there are other connected cameras like the Sony QX100 (1" sensor like the RX100) that are very small in size but from what i ve read two of them cannot be controlled by one phone by wifi, just one at a time. Sony has not realized the potential to have them linked like the gopros. Would create the best compact 3d camera system.

The 6.5 cm could be achived by using some older canon cameras and SDM. But I think the best image quality could come from a pair of canon s95's ...but the closest SB they get is only 7.7cm. I am leaning toward this system... I hope its not too exagerated compared to the 6.5 cm normal eye distance.

2) I tried beamsplitter on HP850 and Minolta A2. Incompatible, point.

if i were doing some home brew expermenting, and had a mecahanical bent, I would like to play with a couple of the Olympus Air new models. They have the advantage of 1) a tripod bush 2) a reasonable interocular close distance by size, and a decent size sensors 3) a choice of modeslty priced sharp lenses. 4) ability to mount without reversing the units upside down for one and also sttretching out the base on a rail to get a wider base of the lenses. A 30 mm lens would do fine and they woud produce sharp images...I would not mess with matching zooms...the 16 meg output would be superb...I like the 4: 3 for stereo close to the old slides and versatile with in this case the wide size long vs the beamsplitter effects.  Dual processing true...but why not?  I would construct a single cyclopean viewer for compactness if I did not want to carry a phone. As to synchrnization,,,that will take some fooling around. I rather think it can be achieved though. How about you?

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