CORONET 3D Camera is specially designed for taking
STEREOSCOPIC or 3 DIMENSIONAL pictures as well as
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
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.
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
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
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.
As stated earlier, with this camera you can take
either STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHS or ORDINARY
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
To View 3-D
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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