TDC Stereo Vivid
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these page was first written (September, 2006), I had not yet seen any images
from the camera. I have since put many rolls of film through my TL120 and
am always pleased with the results. The lenses are wonderfully
sharp and seem to be distortion free.
I have scanned one example image from the
camera as well as a crop from the same
image. It is one of the better images from the very first roll out of the
camera but is simply film slapped on the scanner. It is not a
mounted image and I am not an expert with a scanner. When viewing this
image, please consider that a scanned image on a computer screen does no justice
to the original image on film.
The TL120 is heavy but fairly well balanced. I wouldn't try using this
camera without a substantial neck strap. For best results, you will need
to use a tripod and it had better not be a light-weight one.
Ergonomically, it is an improvement over the Sputnik but there are a couple
of oddities. The most significant is difficulty I have using the internal
meter. The shutter-speed knob is located very close to the viewfinder
shell which makes it very difficult to quickly adjust the shutter speed.
While peering through the viewfinder and pressing the meter button with my left
thumb it is very awkward to adjust the shutter speed with my right
hand. It is much easier to half-press the shutter button with my
right index finger and adjust the aperture with my left hand. Used this way, the
camera becomes a shutter-priority camera when what I really want for my stereo
views is aperture-priority. I continue to use my hand-held meter for most
of my shooting. Next
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