This remarkable little camera is a precision
instrument of the highest calibre and was designed by one
of the World's most famous manufacturers of photographic
equipment, Graflex Inc. of U.S.A. It is now being made in
England under licence by Wray whose Wrayflex camera has
proved to be England's challenge in the field of
The A.B.C. of
Stereo Picture Taking
- Select the Correct Exposure Setting.
There are five positions marked Cloudy, Hazy, Bright,
Brilliant and f/16. The four larger apertures are also
shown by f. number. These settings are based on the
use of Kodachrome K135 film. If an exposure meter is
being used, calculations should be made on 1/50th
- Sight and Shoot
- Wind the Film for the Next Picture. This
automatically cocks the shutter and turns the film
counter. Double exposure is impossible.
The STEREO GRAPHIC is different from other stereo
cameras. The exclusive "DEPTHMASTER" lens system
eliminates the need for focusing mechanism and gives
greater depth of field than ever before. Compare the
slides from a Stereo Graphic with those taken with any
other stereo cameras and you will see the difference,
STEREO GRAPHIC slides are always in focus from foreground
to deepest background.
The Kind of Film
Any type of 35 mm. film can be used in the Stereo
Graphic but it will be found that reversal colour film
which gives a full-colour positive transparency is by far
the most effective.
This includes Kodachrome, Ektachrome and others that
your photo dealer might recommend. As mentioned before
(See The A.B.C. of Stereo Picture
Taking), the settings for the exposure indicator are
based on K135 Kodachrome whereas other film used may have
a faster emulsion and ths require amended settings. All
colour films are identified for outdoor (daylight) or
indoor (flash or flood) use. You can use either type and
get excellent pictures so long as you follow the
instructions for Flash Pictures and Daylight
The films are bought in "cassettes" giving either 20
or 36 exposures on a normal miniature camera. In the
Stereo Graphic the smaller cassette will provide 15 pairs
of stereo pictures while the larger one will give 28
Loading the Stereo
- Remove the camera from its leather case by
loosening the screw on the bottom. Turn the index line
on the Rewind Release Button to "R". Turn the Lock
lever on the bottom of the camera in an anticlockwise
- Now the camera is unlocked the bottom and back can
easily be slipped down about a quarter of an inch and
- Turn the winding knob so that the slot in the
take-up spool is showing.
- Crease the film about half an inch back from the
end. Hold the camera in the left hand and the cassette
in the right. Insert the end of the film into the slot
in the take-up spool with the perforated side against
- Place your left thumb on the film to hold it in
place, draw the cassette towards you and slip it into
- Turn the rewind knob until the cassette is
- Transport film by winding knob in the direction
shown by the arrow until it stops. The film can also
be advanced by turning the take-up spool directly with
the thumb. The film must lie between the guide rails
and both sprockets must engage with the film
- Lay the back of the camera over the film and slide
it up into the closed position. Lock the back by
turning the Lock lever in a clockwise direction.
- Now the camera is securely locked, press the
shutter button and wind on the film. Repeat this
complete cycle twice more. The film is now in place
for the first exposure.
- Now, turn Rewind Release to "L". Take up slack in
the film by turning the rewind knob until slight
restistance is felt. This knob should be seen to
revolve each time the film is advanced. If it does not
turn, repeat the operations of loading to ensure that
the film is advancing correctly.
- Set the exposure counter at 15 or 28 by pressing
down on the black centre of the counter and turning.
After each exposure turn the winding knob fully but
without force, until it locks; the counter will then
show the number of exposures remaining of the
There are only two shutter positions on the Stereo
Graphic, identified by the letters "I" and "B" for
"Instantaneous" (approximately 1/50th second) and "Bulb".
The shutter selector on the top of the camera shuld
normally be kept turned to "I" at which all exposure
settings given in the table are based.
The exposure dial contains the lens stops and controls
the amount of light reaching the film. When the setting
knob is turned, it will be seen that there are five
positions, each identified with the f. number and a
descriptive words referring to sunlight, making it easy
for the beginner to select the correct exposure.
Do not set the exposure dial between stops.
The Stereo Graphic has an automatic cocking shutter
coupled to the winding knob. Simply wind the knob after
each exposure and the shutter is cocked ready for use.
The knob should be turned just until it stops; excessive
pressure is not needed and should be avoided. Double
exposure is prevented; if the shutter fails to operate,
it is an indication that the winding knob has not been
The shutter release button is situated in the centre
of the Shutter Selector. When pressed, and audible click
is heard as the shutter opens and closes.
When using any stereo camera it is important to hold
the camera perfectly straight and level. Pick up with
both hands and hold as shown above. Hold the camera
tightly against the face so that you can see through the
viewfinder. Pull your elbows in close to the body keeping
the camera completely steady.
To get the best results, consider the scene you see
through the viewfinder.
- Get the subject in the centre of the picture.
- Check to make sure that horizontal lines are not
- Check all verticals to ensure that trees and
buildings do not appear to be falling over.
- Make sure your picture has apleasing background
because it will be as sharp as the foreground. Don't
be afraid to get close when photographing people and
animals; the Stereo Graphic will give sharp focus as
close as four feet.
- To get the maximum stereoscopic effect you should
try to include some object in the foreground to
The Stereo Graphic is synchronised for all "M" type
bulbs such as PF1 and PF5. These bulbs are available with
clear or blue glass. Use blue bulbs (PF5/97) for daylight
colour film and clear bulbs (PF1 or PF5) for black and
white film or tungsten (indoor) type colour film.
The shoe on the top of the camera will accommodate any
standard flash-gun and the co-axial socket also on the
top will accept the standard plug fitting. On releasing
the shutter an electrical circuit is automatically closed
through the flash contact and fires the bulb.
It is difficult to give settings for flash pictures as
so much depends on the type of flash gun and reflector to
be used. The instructions issued by the makers of the
flash gun should be carefully followed.
Turn the rewind release button until the slot points
to "R". Hold the button down with the lock pins engaged
in the key slot until the film is completely rewound.
Turn the rewind knob in the direction of the arrow until
it turns very freely showing that the operation has been
completed. To check, release the button and if the knob
continues to turn freely the back may be removed and the
rewound cassette taken out. Turn the rewind release
button back to "L" so that it cannot be accidentally
After the film has been rewound release the lock on
the base of the camera. Slip the back down a quarter of
an inch and lift off. The cassette can now be removed.
Have a new one handy so that you can immediately reload
the camera. Exposed film should be processed promptly;
take it to your dealer or follow the processing
instructions packed with the film.
It is important when returning Kodak film for
processing to cut off the corner from the yellow mailing
bag to ensure that the film is returned in strip
Take Care of Your
Protect it from dust, dirt and rain. It is a good idea
to keep the camera in its leather carrying case with the
cover flap closed whenever the camera is not in use.
Do not attempt to oil or repair your STEREO GRAPHIC
yourself. Remember that on general principles it is
advisable to have your photo dealer check your camera
every few years to make sure it is in tip-top operating
The lenses on your camera have a hard anti-reflecting
coating to help make clearer brighter colour
transparencies. Clean when necessary by first brushing
with a camel hair brush and then wiping with a lens
tissue or very clean polishing cloth moistened with a
drop or two of lens cleaner. Do not apply the lens
cleaner directly to the surface of the lens. When
cleaning the lenses wipe them with smooth easy motions.
Avoid scrubbing the lenses.
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