Stereo Cameras
TDC Stereo Vivid TDC Stereo Vivid
Camera Type 35 mm viewfinder stereo camera
Manufacturer Three Dimension Co., Chicago, IL, USA (A Division of Bell & Howell)
Year Introduced  about 1954
Film 135 cartridge
Size 163 x 83 x 59 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 747 grams
Lens Separation 65.15 mm
Image Format 23.82 x 25.00 mm (W x H), notch on the right
Image Window Separation 66.42 mm
Lenses Tridar Anastigmat (glass, matched), 1:3.5/35 mm, filter thread 26 mm
Diaphragms Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16
Focusing manual, 4 ft. - infinity. Movement of the film level. (focusing wheel marked from 2 ¾ ft. - infinity)
Shutter mechanical guillotine type shutter behind the lenses. Cocked with film transport.
Shutter Speeds continuously adjustable from 1/100 to 1/10 sec. and "B"
Viewfinder Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,5x). Spirit level reflected into viewfinder
Rangefinder Split-image rangefinder (linked with focus), base length 60.5 mm
Film Loading manual
Film Transport manual, with wind knob by 10 sprocket holes (= 47.5 mm), sprocket wheel on top and bottom
Film Rewinding manual. Unlocking by lifting wind button
Frame Counter subtractive, 29 to 1. Manual reset.
Flash Contact special flash contact
Tripod Socket ¼ / 20 TPI
Selftimer n/a
Special Features Double exposure prevention. Lugs for carrying-strap
Accessories Operating instructions, everready case
Notes The film travels in a loop in order to achieve a smaller inter-ocular distance.
Shutter Speed and Diaphragm Settings are linked with an "ExpoSure" exposure calculator.

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