Iloca Stereo Rapid

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The Iloca Stereo Rapid is a 35mm stereo camera made by Iloca from 1955. This camera offered a series of improvements and refinements over the previous models while keeping the same aesthetics as the Stereo IIa. Among the improvements the rapid film advance with a lever that advances 10 sprockets is the most significant, this camera also included a coupled rangefinder with front unit focusing and a focusing wheel at the top, and was fitted with faster lenses (35mm f/2.8 Steinheil Munchen Cassarit - triplet). Film transport and rewind were also redesign, with a double-exposure lever on the front and the rewind wheel at the bottom. Strap lugs were added to the body.[1]

A version for the American market was sold as Realist 45 with Steinheil Cassar-S 35mm f/3.5 lenses, no rangefinder and a Vero shutter.

This was the last stereo camera produced by Iloca.


  • Camera Type: 35 mm Stereo Camera
  • Format: 135 Film; Realist (5p) format producing image sizes 24mm x 23mm
    • 28 pairs on 36 exp film.
  • Shutter: Prontor–SVS with speeds 'B', 1, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/300 sec. With M and X flash settings, and V delayed action setting;
    or  Vero with speeds 'B' 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200 sec (Realist 45 with f/3.5 lenses)
  • Lenses: Steinheil München Cassarit 1:2.8 / 35mm; 3 feet (1 metre) to ∞ or 
    Steinheil München Cassar S 1:3.5 / 35mm; 3 feet (1 m) to ∞
  • Lens Distance: Approx 70mm
  • Rangefinder: Yes, Built-in (on Prontor shutter with F2.8 Cassarit lens models only) with 50mm RF base
  • Film transport: rapid lever (10 sprocket holes) and manual rewind
    • Double exposure prevention with manual override
    • Automatic frame counter
  • Accessories: Case, Box, Filters, Lens Hoods, Lens Caps, Accessory Viewfinder, Close-up Lens Attachment, Stereo Viewer, Slide Mounting Jig, User Manual, Steinheil Stereo-Redufocus for Iloca Rapid
  • Dimensions: 188 x 78 x 56 mm - Weight: 805g


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