Verascope f40

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The Verascope f40 was introduced about 1938, and was designed to take pairs of 24 x30mm images on 35mm film. This superseded the earlier Richard Verascope glass-plate models. Model f40 production continued through the 1950s, going through several small revisions. It is considered to be one of the better-finished stereo cameras made, though perhaps behind to the Stereo Realist.

The f40 was exported to the US where it was sold by the Chicago press-camera manufacturer Busch.

This camera can be seen in use briefly in the 1967 film Two For The Road[1].


Notes

  1. Most clearly, starting at around 19:40 in the DVD edition. Alfred Finney plays a young architect, who tells Audrey Hepburn's character that his stereo camera is "mostly for buildings." (In fact, subjects near infinity would benefit little from 3-D photography.) The POV shots through the camera viewfinder are not realistic, as the framelines shown correspond to a widescreen Panavision aspect ratio instead.
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