Stereo Cameras
View-Master Personal View-Master Personal
Camera Type 35 mm viewfinder stereo camera
Manufacturer Stereocraft Engineering Company für Sawyer's, Portland, Oregon, USA
Year Introduced  1952
Film 135 cartridge
Size 154 x 86 x 53 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 654 grams without case
Lens Separation 61.50 mm
Image Format 12.90 x 11.90 mm (W x H)
Image Window Separation 62.60 mm
Lenses View-Master Anastigmat (glass, matched), 1:3.5/25 mm, filter thread Series V
Diaphragms Iris diaphragms behind the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16
Focusing Fixed focus
Shutter Mechanical guillotine type shutter in front of the lenses. Cocked with film transport
Shutter Speeds Continuously adjustable, 1/10 - 1/100 sec. and "B"
Viewfinder Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,5x), with bubble-level
Rangefinder n/a
Film Loading Manual
Film Transport Manual, with knob by 8 sprocket holes (= 38.0 mm), sprocket wheels on top and bottom
Film Rewinding Manual. Automatically while exposing the second half of the film (Position "B")
Frame Counter First half (Position "A"): additive, 1 to 36. Second half (Position "B"): subtractive, 36 to 1
Flash Contact Special flash contact on top
Tripod Socket ¼ / 20 TPI
Selftimer n/a
Special Features "ExpoSure" exposure calculator, double exposure prevention, cable release socket, bubble-level, film transport indicator (not all models)
Accessories Operating instructions, everready case, close-up attachments (24" / 36"), viewer, film cutter, flash (bulb)
Notes n/a
Double Exposures?
Although this camera has a built-in double-exposure prevention, it is quite possible to take double-exposures, which can be quite effective. To accomplish this, follow these 7 simple steps below. It is assumed that the selection-knob between the two lenses of the camera is in Position "A".
1. Make the first exposure
2. Wind film (transports film and cocks the shutter)
3. Cover both lenses and release the shutter
4. Turn the selection-knob between the lenses from Position "A" to Position "B"
5. Wind film (transports film and cocks the shutter)
6. Turn the selection-knob between the lenses from Position "B" to Position "A"
7. Make the second exposure (the "Double Exposure")
Have a lot of fun experimenting!

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