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  • dr.mbogo commented on kenyer's instructable DIY Viewmaster reels2 years ago
    DIY Viewmaster reels

    If you really get into this, you might want to consider getting yourself a small piece of photographic ephemera from Pentax. It enables the camera to expose both pictures at the same time in the same frame. Obviously it needs a wideangle, but it works amazingly well. From the resulting frame you would be able to cut out the correct slides for the View Master. http://whitemetal.com/pentax/ap_sa_52/index.htmPentax also made their own viewer to go with the adapter. They can still be found on the net and occasionally even at used camera dealers (if you find a good one and know what to look for).Of course, for the real die hard, there is the View Master Camera.http://www.vmresource.com/camera/camera.htmFor slide work the MG can be a bit temperamental with its auto exposure, it would be bette...

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    If you really get into this, you might want to consider getting yourself a small piece of photographic ephemera from Pentax. It enables the camera to expose both pictures at the same time in the same frame. Obviously it needs a wideangle, but it works amazingly well. From the resulting frame you would be able to cut out the correct slides for the View Master. http://whitemetal.com/pentax/ap_sa_52/index.htmPentax also made their own viewer to go with the adapter. They can still be found on the net and occasionally even at used camera dealers (if you find a good one and know what to look for).Of course, for the real die hard, there is the View Master Camera.http://www.vmresource.com/camera/camera.htmFor slide work the MG can be a bit temperamental with its auto exposure, it would be better to get something with manual exposure, like the ME super, MX, LX or for the cheap mechanical way, a KM, KX,or K1000. All those can be found for peanuts these days. Personally I would go for the MX or LX as they are full-on pro models that even accept 5fps motor drives. Get yourself an incident light meter while you're at it, helps getting the exposure spot on. Excellent work, keep on amazing the kiddies who think nothing happens without blinking blue LEDs.

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