The Project EM3D
Last update: Tuesday October 09 2001
Front view of Nikon EM3D
I built the EM3D in the spring of 1998. I needed about 150 hours to
complete this difficult project, but the effort was worth it. This was
my first and only 3D-project I have made. I got the idea for it after I
visited some caves with two mechanically coupled cameras. Some of my slides
were very dark because of the difference in the shutter opening.
Technical specifications of the EM3D:
Camera for taking two stereo pairs of full 36x24mm format
Stereo base: 75.5mm
TTL-metering through the right lens
difference between the left and the right shutter: < 1/2000sec
recently I disabled the self-timer. So I could increase the
synchronity up to 1/2000sec.
manual automatic advance of the film in 1 and 3 steps to effectively use
18 stereo pairs per film
Top view of Nikon EM3D
I can say that the slides are really of excellent quality! The exposure is
expertly identical on both slides.
Most of the images in my
are taken with the NIKON EM3D, but the quality in the gallery is not so good
due to the very old slide scanner :-(
The construction manual (only German - useless!)
Please note that I cannot build a camera for you, but if you have any
questions about the construction, you may contact me.
Please do not try to build this camera yourself!