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Coronet 3-D Camera Instructions (without pictures)

A version of the Coronet 3-D Camera instructions is also available with pictures.


Introduction

Loading the Camera

Taking Pictures

Unloading the Camera

Important

To View 3-D Pictures

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The CORONET 3D Camera is specially designed for taking STEREOSCOPIC or 3 DIMENSIONAL pictures as well as ordinary snapshots.

You can take 4 pairs of STEREOSCOPIC (3D) photographs or 8 ordinary snapshots on a 127 size film.

The lenses of the CORONET 3D Camera are set to take clear, sharp photographs at all distances from 9 feet to infinity.

The shutter of the CORONET 3D CAMERA is of a special design and before you can make an exposure you must always slide the 'pre-set' lever in the direction of the arrow. See Fig. 1.

Loading the Camera

The Camera can be loaded in daylight, but do not load it in direct sunlight, always get into the shade.

First remove the back of the camera by releasing the fastening catches.

Place the new roll of film into the bottom spool chamber with the end of the paper pointing towards the top spool chamber. Remove the gummed band that fastens the spool and lead the paper over the two picture openings.

Thread the end of the red paper through the longer slot of the empty spool and turn the winding knob two or three times to make sure the paper is held securely.

See that this paper fits squarely into the slot, otherwise the film will not wind properly.

Close the camera by replacing the back and securely fastening the catches.

Turn the winding knob in the direction indicated whilst watching the red window in the back of the camera and stop turning as soon as No. 1 appears.

Taking Pictures

As stated earlier, with this camera you can take either STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHS or ORDINARY SNAPSHOTS.

In the top left hand corner on the front of the camera is a small round knob. This is the picture selector.

To take 8 ordinary snapshots you must turn this knob anti-clockwise, and take a picture on every number (1 to 8) that appears in the red window.

To take 4 pairs of 3-D snapshots, turn the knob selector clockwise and take your pictures ONLY on the odd numbers, 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Make sure that the shutter has been 'pre-set' (i.e. slide the pre-set lever in the direction of the arrow).

Point the camera at the subject you wish to photograph and stand so that the sun is shining over your shoulder. Try to avoid taking pictures with the sun shining from directly behind you and never photograph towards the light or sun.

Look through the viewfinder and make sure that your subject is centrally situated and gently press the shutter release.

Remember that the shutter must be 'pre-set' before you can take a picture.

As soon as you have taken your picture, wind on the film so that you will be ready for the next 'take'.

The following is very important

If you are taking pairs of stereoscopic pictures you must wind on TWO NUMBERS, therefore you take your sets of stereoscopic pictures on Nos. 1, 3, 5, and 7, so that on a roll of film you would have 4 pairs of pictures.

If you are taking ordinary single snapshots, you must wind on to the next number each time and in this case you will take 8 pictures, each one being different.

Unloading the Camera

After you have taken your 4 pairs of stereoscopic pictures or 8 snapshots continue to turn the winding knob until the end of the red paper has passed the red window.

The camera can now be unloaded, but do not remove the film in bright sunlight. Take the camera indoors, in an out of the way corner or in the shade.

Open the back of the camera as already described.

Remove the roll of exposed film, taking care that the paper does not loosen on the spool while you are doing so.

Seal the roll with the gummed slip which will be found attached to the end of the paper. It is best to fold under about half an inch of the red paper before sealing.

The film is now ready for developing.

When you hand the film in for developing, emphasize that it is a 'three-D' Stereoscopic film and that you want the negatives printed in pairs.

Important

Set the picture selector correctly

Remember you can take 4 pairs of Stereoscopic pictures or 8 ordinary snapshots on a 127 film

Take pictures in bright sunlight only

The shutter must be 'pre-set' before you can take a picture

Do not leave the camera in the glaring sun for any length of time

Do not let seaside sand or dirt get into your camera or you will have the shutter stick

Have your stereoscopic pictures printed in pairs

Always transpose them when you put them in the Viewer

To View 3-D Pictures

When you receive the prints back they must be viewed through the 3-D Viewer and they must be transposed before you can obtain the full stereoscopic effect. That is to say that the pair of pictures must be cut down the centre and the right hand one put into the left hand side of the viewer, and vice versa. Then look through the lenses and you will see your pictures in the third dimension.

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