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    Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    Just wondering which of these two 35mm stereo cameras offers the best overall optical quality - the Stereo Realist with f3.5 lenses or the Kodak Stereo camera? I know that the Stereo Realist with f2.8 lenses does have the edge over the f3.5 version but very few appear on eBay and those that do gets heaps of bids and go for more money than I'd like to spend. Unfortunately, the Stereo Realist does suffer from vignetting at small apertures whereas the Kodak Stereo camera does not. The Stereo Realist also has some diffraction issues at small apertures though I have no idea how the Kodak Stereo camera's lenses fare in that regard. However, the annoying thing I find about the Kodak Stereo camera is that I hear that a lot of them have shutter problems, including the one that I bought from eBay.

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    Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    I have an f/2.8 Realist.... how much would you spend? Mine looks almost new with leather case.I even have a spirit level in the viewing lens.

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    Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    Here are some pics

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    Nice looking Realist you have there, Greg. I guess all the shutter speeds are reasonably snappy and no fungus inside the lenses? As money is tight at the moment, I could only spend about $80 on a Kodak Stereo camera or Stereo Realist with f3.5 lenses. For a Realist with f2.8 lenses, I just might be able to go over $100....maybe. Like I mentioned - money is tight (after buying a digital.)

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    Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    The camera is like new considering the age. No fungus and shutters are accurate. I will take $125.00 and that includes the shipping, US only.

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    Definitely worth considering. I am outside of the US though.

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    Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    I've had too many items get lost in the mail shipping over seas.... Sorry.

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    Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    Ive had a few things go missing in the post within my own country (Australia.) Even within my own state.

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    Re: Stereo Realist f3.5 vs. Kodak Stereo camera

    Quote Originally Posted by tribal-warrior View Post
    Ive had a few things go missing in the post within my own country (Australia.) Even within my own state.
    At least here in the US we can guarantee replacement costs and track the shipment. Once it goes over the border it's anybody's guess.

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    Very beautiful camera.

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