Shoot 3D with a Single Camera and Lens

Sep 12, 2010

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Shoot 3D with a Single Camera and Lens

Sep 12, 2010

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Shoot 3D with a Single Camera and LensIn the past, we covered some nifty ways to create 3D images with a single camera. Or even with two cameras, or a 3D-printed invention. However, there was always a need to take two images, one for the left eye and one for the right eye.

So either you used two cameras (great for video, though not very cheap), took two images (great for stills and way cheaper), or used the Canon 5.2mm fisheye lens (not cheap at all!)

Instructables user courtervideo created a plexiglass based system for taking the two images using one camera.

Shoot 3D with a Single Camera and Lens

The system works by splitting the field of view into two separate views using 2 perpendicular mirrors. Then, another set of bigger mirrors (at eye-to-eye distance) simulates the two eyes.

The full tutorial, along with explanations and diagrams, can be found on Instructables.

Sample shots

stereoscopic setup

via lifehacker.

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One response to “Shoot 3D with a Single Camera and Lens”

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    Stephen K

    For an approach that uses a single camera (and a converted typewriter) check out the following: http://www.midwestlenticular.com/design-tips