Nishika N9000 35mm Quadrascopic 3D Lenticular Camera
- Create 3D photos that will amaze your friends!
- Built-in protective lens cover and hand trap
- Standard flash shoe and tripod mount
- Easy to use variable aperture for optimal exposure
- Exclusive quadra lens system incorporates four precision-matched lenses to produce 3D prints that rival other 3 lens lenticular cameras
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|Item Dimensions||6 x 4 x 3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||4 pounds|
|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.7 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Even with the poor materials and design, this camera is still one of the best options for entry-level 3D photography. It doesn't have any complex electronics or light sensors to fail, and it doesn't use batteries. It's smaller than the N8000, and the two f-stops are enough to cover most situations within the latitude of the film used. 200-1600 speed film can be used to help adjust for different lighting conditions. The film can be developed at any local drugstore (request negatives only), and the negatives can be scanned at home. The resulting images can be used to create "wobble 3D" images. Lenticular printing is available through Snap3D.com if desired, but digital images are much cheaper and faster to produce with Photoshop or similar image editing software. Image morphing software such as Abrosoft Fantamorph helps make smooth transitions between images.
These cameras are not for beginners, but someone comfortable with scanning negatives and creating animated GIFs will find it fun to use.
I bought it for the .gifs. If you search "Nishika" on tumblr, you'll find a lot of cool animated gifs where the frames flow back and forth, resulting in a shot that looks like the signature moments from "The Matrix", only instead of Keanu dodging bullets, you get to see people in giant sunglasses blowing cigarette smoke. Awesome.
Out of the four rolls I went through before giving up on this camera, I think I pulled off three or four 3D gifs that I thought were acceptable. Coming from a digital photography and videography background (I primarily shoot with a Canon 1D MKIV), I forgot how challenging it is to expose on 35mm film with no light meter and only one choice for exposure settings (bright, or less bright). This is nothing like the 35mm disposable cameras that we've all used that somehow came out evenly exposed most of the time. This camera will result in dark or blown out frames four out of every five times you click the shutter. Since each exposure uses four frames of film, that adds up very fast.
I am not entirely faulting the camera for its technical limitations. My inability to expose for it does fall heavily on me. I'm saying that you as a user will need to take a lot of time and effort to figure out how to make this thing work nicely, and that will be a fairly expensive process. Once you figure THAT out, you'll need to come up with a process to get your film developer to not crop your prints, then figure out workflow to scan and align the resulting images. Be prepared.Read more ›
I also have the n8000 and have had no problems with it. If you're looking to buy a Nishika camera I would definitely recommend the n8000 over the n9000.
Second, The shutter stays open at least 75% of the time. Half the roll that I shot on Sunday was over exposed to death. I've since tested the shutter and it seems it gets stuck open most of the time.
I wouldn't suggest this 3d camera.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broke after shooting one roll. Will not advance film, sprockets won't rotate.Published 7 months ago by Andrew Oberstadt
Be aware that no one processes this film any more, making this camera useless.Published 14 months ago by C M Mack
I love this item.
I still didn't try it, but it looks good:)
I had high hopes for this camera. After reading many reviews on it and the N8000, I thought the N9000 sounded and looked better. Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by inkybrown
The shutter won't fire.
The film counter is broken so it won't reset the shutter. This happened before I even loaded film in for the first time. Definitely do not buy this.