TDC Stereo Vivid
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If you are looking for a camera to shoot stereo slides, you may be advised to look for a 1950's camera that shoots images in the
"Realist" or 5P (5 perforations wide) format on 35mm film. There are
many cameras that produce images of this size. The most widely recognized
of these is the one that gave its name to the format: the Realist, from the David
White company. It is pictured to left with its lens cover open, ready for
use. Other popular cameras that produce this size images include
the Revere 33, Kodak Stereo, TDC Colorist, and the TDC
Vivid. More details on all of these cameras (and more) can be found
It is estimated that about 20,000 Vivids were built. When compared to
the 130,000 Realists and 110,000 Kodak Stereos, you can see that they were less
common but by no means "rare". I happen to own a well used version of the Stereo Vivid, produced by the Three Dimension Company
of Chicago Illinois. It is, therefore, the only one I can knowledgably discuss.
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