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A Cheap 3D Camera,
This review is from: Nishika N9000 35mm Quadrascopic 3D Lenticular Camera (Electronics)
The Nishika N9000 is the smaller brother of the Nishika N8000. It has a fixed shutter speed of 1/60 second and two apertures, f8 and f16 (cloudy and sunny symbols). These cameras are VERY cheaply made with poor quality plastics and simple mechanical components. The shutter button is extremely stiff, and the shutter makes an amusing broken spring sound when fired. The camera should be handled and operated with great care to avoid breaking the shutter, film advance knob, rewind handle, and back door.
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.