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Re: 3D EF lens
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2011, 05:47:18 PM »
Back in the golden age of film I saw a pair of bodies mounted side by side on a large bar with twin cable release,taking stereoscopic images of trains.
The price of replicating that setup with any body from 7d up especially with big whites would be astronomical,
not to mention the stability issues.

Pardon my ignorance, but wouldn't using 300mm and longer lenses be unusual for movies ?

I was referring to a stills setup.
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Re: 3D EF lens
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2011, 06:11:56 AM »
DPreview publish a 3D primer with an indication of how the market is expected to develop.


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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2011, 03:09:38 PM »
Given Canons success with the video side of its DSLRs it's inevitable they are going to want to keep pace, and the current demand for 3D is almost overwhelming.  Virtually all new screens are now offering 3D and the price is falling all the time, the issue is content for which there is huge demand.

I remember the 'Nimslo' 3D camera (nearly bought one) as I remember film had to be sent to some country like Switzerland for processing, it's nothing new for stills, but given todays multi media methods it can't be long before there's demand from web users for 3D images.  I can see a day when news organisations print an image in 2D and have 3D (switchable) on their web pages.  It might someday be the case that anyone wanting to supply commerical images is forced by market pressure to offer a 3D option.

Sometime there will inevitably be a 3D lens for EOS cameras I hope it's not too expensive!
In the 40's and 50's  there is a few attachemnt (Exakta has one for sure , I think Leica may have one also) made to be screw on the front of the lens (like a filter) to take stereo pictures by spliting the 35mm frame (film) into two half frames and get the stereo effect. may be you can look into ebay and see if anybody is selling it. the official name at those time is called "stereo attachment. That may be your most inexpensive option.


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Re: 3D EF lens
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2011, 09:14:51 AM »
I do see 3D photography and video being a potential seller personally, TV always looked iffy to me because it tends to be a much more passive expereince than going to the cinema which people arent going to want to wear goofy glasses for. Watching home movies or a TV slideshow though do seem like the kind of thing people would be willing to wear them though IMHO.


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Re: 3D EF lens
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2011, 02:24:34 PM »
I need 3D video like a duck needs a hammer.


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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2011, 10:06:52 PM »
My new phone (HTC Evo 3D) has a 3D camera for stills and video.  Have taken a few 3D photos and videos, and I have to admit it is very cool.  But ulitmately I think it is a bit of a gimmick and I'm sure I will get bored with it soon and switch it back to 2D.
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Re: 3D EF lens
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2011, 01:01:51 AM »
Heres an example of a guy doing 3D HDR photos with a Canon 7D

He shows here the custom head he made for taking the photos.  Resembles a macro rail a bit...