From the Ridiculous

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Today I am posting some shots from a ridiculous camera, the Nishika N8000 which was designed for making lenticular prints, a kind of layered 3D print that gave a bit of depth to a photograph. The camera has four lenses that simultaneously create four half-frame images on 35mm film. The images are nearly identical but not quite as they are beside each other and thus have a very slightly different point of view. Printing is now hard to come by, and extremely expensive, so I have made some animated gifs instead, as well as present the groups of four images, as single images because that is how I think of them.

I liked the idea of four nearly identical images treated as a single one and is a main reason I bought the camera. These tests show that a more graphic subject works quite well. Also, the vignetting helps the effect, at least in black and white.

It is clear from the examples below that there needs to be a subject in the near foreground for the 3D effect to really work. The one of the signs, which I like the most as a group of four is no good as a gif.

If you are interested in this camera then check out the companion post at my blog called An Atrocity, AKA The Nishika N8000 3-D which has way more technical detail than the average person anyone would care to know, as well as a few more samples from this test roll along with some more gifs. I doubt I will put another roll through the camera – it is a lot of work and the results are not so stunning as to want to do it again. Still, it was a fun experiment. I hope you have enjoyed it too!

 

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To see an enlarged version of any image in the gallery below, click on it and then navigate to others with the arrows or with swiping.

 

Roll 42: Nishika N8000 3D,Ilford Delta 100, commercially developed, scanned with Epson V700, Gifs made in GIMP2.

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