After searching for about 6 months on eBay I finally found a good deal on a Nimslo 3D camera and purchased it. The one I got looks like it’s barely been used, though the frame counter is a bit sticky and it the hot shoe is loose, so I’m debating with myself whether or not it’s worth opening up to give it a minor CLA. A quick tip is to NOT use WD40 for stuff like this, for reasons shown here. Hopefully the hot-shoe will be fixed easily with a bit of epoxy. 

Whilst the cameras may seem quite similar, The Nimslo 3D is the higher quality predecessor to the somewhat laughably shoddy (though cheaper and easier to find) Nishika N8000. Whilst both Cameras have 4 lenses, though the Nimslo’s are glass and the Nishika’s are inferior plastic. The Nimslo also has continuously variable automatic shutter speed and aperture, whereas the Nishika has a fixed shutter of 1/60s and manual 3-option aperture selection.

The main reason I bought this camera is because I really wanted to have a go at creating some wiggle stereoscopy GIFs, Something these cameras are very good at, due to having 2 more lenses (and thus frames) than most stereoscopic cameras. For examples of wiggle stereoscopy, have a look at the excellent GIFs on the Lenticulations website.

After searching for about 6 months on eBay I finally found a good deal on a Nimslo 3D camera and purchased it. The one I got looks like it’s barely been used, though the frame counter is a bit sticky and it the hot shoe is loose, so I’m debating with myself whether or not it’s worth opening up to give it a minor CLA. A quick tip is to NOT use WD40 for stuff like this, for reasons shown here. Hopefully the hot-shoe will be fixed easily with a bit of epoxy.

Whilst the cameras may seem quite similar, The Nimslo 3D is the higher quality predecessor to the somewhat laughably shoddy (though cheaper and easier to find) Nishika N8000. Whilst both Cameras have 4 lenses, though the Nimslo’s are glass and the Nishika’s are inferior plastic. The Nimslo also has continuously variable automatic shutter speed and aperture, whereas the Nishika has a fixed shutter of 1/60s and manual 3-option aperture selection.

The main reason I bought this camera is because I really wanted to have a go at creating some wiggle stereoscopy GIFs, Something these cameras are very good at, due to having 2 more lenses (and thus frames) than most stereoscopic cameras. For examples of wiggle stereoscopy, have a look at the excellent GIFs on the Lenticulations website.

  1. wontfocus said: How much did you pay for it if you don’t mind me asking?
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