Stereo Cameras
View-Master Stereo Color (Mark II) View-Master Stereo Color (Mark II)
Camera Type 35 mm viewfinder stereo camera
Manufacturer AKA-Kamerawerk Friedrichshafen and King-Werk Bad Liebenzell, Germany, for Sawyer's Europe, Belgium
Year Introduced  1962
Film 135 cartridge
Size 160 x 96 x 50 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 595 grams without case
Lens Separation 64.54 mm
Image Format 13.10 x 11.20 mm (W x H)
Image Window Separation 65.50 mm
Lenses Rodenstock Trinar (glass, matched), 1:2.8/20 mm, clip-on filters, 27 mm diameter
Diaphragms Lamellar type (4) behind the lenses, continuously adjustable f/2.8 to f/22
Focusing Fixed focus
Shutter Mechanical guillotine type shutter in front of the lenses. Cocked with film transport
Shutter Speeds Position "I" : (1/30, 1/45 and 1/60 sec.) and "B"
Viewfinder Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,9x)
Rangefinder n/a
Film Loading Manual
Film Transport Manual, with knob by 3 ½ sprocket holes (= 16.625 mm), sprocket wheels on top and bottom
Film Rewinding Manual. By pressing film rewind button, with crank.
Frame Counter Additive, 1 to 79
Flash Contact X-Contact, M-Contact, PC-Contact. Acessory shoe. No contact
Tripod Socket ¼ / 20 TPI
Selftimer n/a
Special Features Double exposure prevention, cable release socket, accessory shoe
Accessories Operating instructions, everready case, viewer, film cutter
Notes n/a
Exposure Values
The View-Master Stereo Color uses a unique combination of Shutter-Speeds and Diaphragms, which is expressed as "Exposure Value". The following Diaphragms and Shutter-Speeds are linked to the Exposure Values:
Exposure Value Diaphragm Shutter Speed
8 2.8 1/30 sec.
8 ½ 2.8 1/45 sec.
9 2.8 1/60 sec.
10 4.0 1/60 sec.
11 5.6 1/60 sec.
12 8.0 1/60 sec.
13 11.0 1/60 sec.
14 16.0 1/60 sec.
15 22.0 1/60 sec.

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