Trying 1970s Beam Splitter On Panasonic Lumix G3 [3D]

Posted on 2012-03-06 at 17:53 in Videos by Robbi-985.
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I got hold of an old Pentax 3D stereoscopic beam splitter manufactured in the late 1970s and thought “Why not try it on my digital camera?”. So here we are! The splitter effectively turns the lens into a 3D lens, giving 2 views of the same scene side-by-side, from a slightly different perspective (shifted sideways).

[Watch in 3D - YouTube can't play embedded videos in 3D!]

I had considered using it while recording laser shows in the future, but because of the wide separation, and highly zoomed view required for it to work, that would probably just result in headaches when viewing it. Plus, the view is tall and narrow, which is not ideal for laser shows, where the beams tend to stay above eye level. Oh well, it’s still fun to play around with.

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