Slidebar Stereo Photography
These stereo pairs were taken with a Lubitel
166 Universal TLR camera. It's not the best medium format camera, but it's
one of the cheapest. The exposures were taken separately, and a macro
focusing rail was used to shift the camera from left to right between
exposures. The camera was moved approximately 6 inches (about 240% of
normal eye separation) between
exposures. These images were made by scanning a contact sheet,
cropping the images with xv
and pasting them together with pbmplus. No special effort was made
to correct for horizontal, vertical, or rotational errors. The
rotationals errors should be minimal since the images were made from a
scan of a single strip of film.
North from 34th Street
This image is looking northeast from the 20th floor of the Empire
State Building. I'm pretty fascinated by all the structures on the
This image is an attempt to duplicate a stereo
pinhole I made with my Santa
Barbara pinhole camera and the macro focusing rail.
Twinbar Stereo Photography
These stereo pairs were taken with simultaneous exposures by a pair of
Lubitels on a flash bracket. The stereo base was about 3 inches. The
infinity separation on the stereo cards is 70mm, to match the lens
separation on my cardboard fold up stereo viewer. In the future I'll
mount my stereo slides (unfortunately I can't show these since I don't
have access to a transparency scanner) to match the King Inn format,
and enlarge the prints to match a Holmes stereoscope.
These smaller images were made by scanning mounted stereo cards made
by cutting up a set of contact sheets. Scanning the individual
contact sheets proved to be too much trouble since the lab I had the
development and contacts done at did not make any effort to keep the
edge of the negatives aligned with the edge of the paper, thus making
it difficult to control rotational errors added by the scanning
Panix Birthday Picnic
This stereo pair was taken at the recent Panix Birthday Picnic. The
lighting conditions were bad, and the negatives are actually terribly
overexposed. How many panix.users can you identify?
Art in the Park
It seems that on the same day that Panix was holding it's birthday
picnic an art class was out for a field trip in Central Park.
City Hall Park
This is a view of the fountain in City Hall Park. That's the
Municipal Building in the background on the right.
There seems to be some difference in exposure between the Lubitels
that I haven't had a chance to work out. I'll have to take the time
to do some testing and work out a correction factor. I intend to
continue to use 120 format film for stereo slides, but I'll probably
switch to a larger format for stereo prints so that the contact prints
will more closely match the stereocard format for a Holmes viewer.
By the way, for those who have trouble viewing these images, I find
that various web browsers do a terrible job of displaying greyscale
images. I highly recommend using some other program to view them. I
Brian Reynolds <email@example.com>
Last modified: Fri Oct 26 23:29:11 2012