We offer the Russian-made Sputnik Medium Format Stereo Camera on an "as available" basis. We offer several "flavors" of Sputniks:
- "As Manufactured" is a Sputnik with all the usual design "features" (quirks), such as light leaks, internal reflection problems (picture), and focus problems. We make sure there are no "extra" problems like sticky shutters, lens fungus, etc. In our experience, cameras from sources such as e-bay have about a 50% probability of having extra problems beyond the inherent quirks and shortcomings.
- "Improved" means that we have checked and synchronized the focus of the three lenses and taken steps to reduce (picture) the usual problems such as light leaks and internal reflections .
- "Known problems" Sputniks are for the handy 3D hobbyist who wants a bargain basement price and knows how to cure problems like sticky shutters.
Sputnik camera prices range from $100 to $300.
We also have a "Sputnik fix-up kit" currently in "Beta test" stage. Our kit is a convenient way for you to work on reducing some of your Sputnik's flaws yourself without having to re-invent the wheel. Please inquire for more details.
Super XA-2 Master/Slave Twin Rig
With a custom printed circuit board for true master/slave linkage of virtually every camera function, you might think of this super Olympus XA-2 Rig as the RBT of point-and-shoot cameras. At less than 1/3 the starting price of an entry level RBT, it's a great choice for full-frame stereo, starting at only $800. Please inquire for more details.
Note: our standard Olympus XA-2 twin rig (which was not master/slave) is no longer in production. We recommend the Mike Watters "Chopping Block" book for instructions on how to make your own Olympus XA-2 twin rig.