Kodak Stereo Camera - vintage
35mm - ViewFinder - f3.5
The Kodak Stereo Camera was one of the two best selling stereo cameras of the 1950s and 1960, the Kodak Stereo Camera is thus found in larger numbers than other less successful brands of stereo cameras. Because of the light weight aluminum stamped top and bottom plates of the camera, the two plates did not stand up well to rough usage or heavy wear, so cosmetically clean examples are less common, but significantly more desired.
Light-weight bakelite/metal construction; 35mm viewfinder two-lens stereo camera; Kodak, Anaston 35mm lenses f3.5 to f22; shutter speeds B, 25, 50, 100, 200, ASA type bayonet (Kodak)flash connection.
This camera offering is in excellent cosmetic condition, functioning and comes complete with facsimile of the original instructions.
Pros and Cons of the Kodak Stereo Camera:
It is the easiest stereo camera to use - most user friendly.
The camera is lighter weight than the other quality stereo cameras, but it is slightly more fragile than the others.
Lens quality is superior, but if the camera is not cleaned by an knowledgeable repairman about once. a decade, the shutter speeds may become sticky and slow.
Kodak lacks some features found on other stereo cameras such as rangefinder, selection of slow shutter speeds, no Time exposure, just Bulb - but these features are seldom used features and certainly not absolutely needed. The emphasis on the Kodak Stereo was friendly, ease of use.
Flash photography is more cumbersome with the Kodak, one needs a flash bar and a special flash adapter.