Macro Stereo Lens for KONICA/MINOLTA and SONY 3/4 Frame SLR Cameras
First developed in 2004, Loreo's Macro Stereo Lens was a needed addition to Loreo's digital ready Stereo Lenses. This Macro 3D Lens extends the capabilities of digital SLR cameras into the world of Macro 3D. SLR cameras have accurate viewing, exposure control and a wide range of shutter speeds. Some SLRs have auto TTL flash. Most can be fitted with powerful external flash units. With the Loreo 3D Macro Stereo Lens, these features can be harnessed to produce excellent 3D print or digital images. Loreo Lenses work best with SLR cameras which permit auto-metering to function with non-proprietary lenses. The processed 3D prints are ready for viewing with LOREO print 3D Viewers, such as the Deluxe 3D Viewer and Lite 3D viewer. Images can also be viewed on computer screens with a Loreo Pixi 3D Viewer.
The Macro 3D Lens is a single focus lens, with a focusing range from 23cm to 85 cm (9 - 33 inches), 38 mm focal length, effectively 60 mm after accounting for the 1.5 - 1.6x FOV crop factor. The front of the lens is equipped with a 52 mm filter thread for mounting lightweight filters and closeup lenses. This further extends the macro capabilities of the lens. Closeup lenses allow the camera to be brought in closer to the subject, and also help correct parallax. The Macro 3D Lens follows the popular Loreo 3D system, forming a 3D effect by transposing two images within the beamsplitter into a parallel format output. The image pair is immediately ready for viewing with Loreo viewers. See Related Products below.
Beam splitters designed in the 1960s for SLR cameras have a pronounced keystone effect. In the 3D Macro Stereo Lens the keystone effect is significantly reduced and has negligible effect on the comfortable viewability of the 3D image pair. It is a self-contained, integrated beamsplitter and lens system that mounts directly onto the camera body and does not need any supporting lens. This means that it does not work with any camera which does not have interchangeable lenses.
Lenses are available in one of four mounts:
Nikon & Fuji (N),
Pentax & Samsung (K),
Konica/Minolta & Sony (MAF).
The Loreo 3D Macro Stereo Lens is an all-manual lenses with no electronic parts. SLR cameras which function with non-proprietary lenses are most likely to permit automatic light metering with Loreo lenses.