3D small rig

3D small rigHere is my latest creation – a much smaller, lighter version of a digital 3D camera. I chose these because their lenses are aligned with the tripod mounting holes (so I can go vertical if desired), their zoom controls didn’t cover up the connections I needed to solder inside, and they are cheap, so if they bit the dust during “modification”, I wouldn’t be too sorry. They focus & sync with a great deal of accuracy. The biggest problem I had was cramming the new wiring into the housings, as there’s no extra room in there!

3D Big Rig

3D rigHere’s a recent brainchild in my world of 3D – a twin Panasonic DSLR camera rig fired simultaneously with a homemade electronic switch. This particular rig is quite heavy & bulky, but gets great shots with lots of options! For the sake of convenience, I started with a home-made twin rig made of smaller automatic cameras, and have since improved on that. Shooting the two images simultaneously, I then manipulate them in Photoshop to produce a single “anaglyph” file, viewable with common red/cyan 3D glasses. I’ve worked hard to remove the ‘ghosting’ so common in a great deal of 3D photos, especially color ones!