Iloca Stereo

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This camera is the first Iloca Stereo model. Launched around 1950, it is visually and functionally very similar to the Iloca I. It actually looks like 2 Iloca I that have been glued together. This camera makes images in European standard (7p) of 24x30mm or 7 sprocket holes on 35mm film.

On the early samples (first version) the aperture setting and shutter release of both lenses were coupled, but not the focus distance of the lenses. The second version (known as Ia) added coupled focus and a metal front plate with Iloca Stereo engraved on it.

These cameras had twin Prontor shutters (B, 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/300 s) and Ilitar 45mm/3.5 lenses separated 66.5mm

This camera is relatively simple to operate, but film loading requires practice and it was the weak point on these cameras. The film loading is from the bottom, with a removable take-up spool. The film leader needs to be cut with scissors and extended for another 15-20 sprockets to allow the mechanism of the double exposure prevention to operate properly, then the take up spool and film canister loaded making sure that they go into the camera fully.

This camera was followed by the Iloca Stereo II in 1951.


  • Camera Type: 35 mm Stereo Camera
  • Format: 135 Film; European (7p) format producing image sizes 24mm x 30mm
    • 20 pairs on 36 exp film.
  • Shutter: Prontor–S with speeds 'B', 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/300 sec, Self Timer
  • Lenses: Jilitar 45mm f/3.5
  • Lens Distance: Approx 66.5 mm
  • Rangefinder: No
  • Film transport: Manual with double exposure prevention
  • Accessories: Case, Box, Filters, Lens Hoods, Lens Caps, Accessory Viewfinder, Close-up Lens Attachment, Stereo Viewer, Slide Mounting Jig, User Manual,
  • Dimensions: mm - Weight: g