For sale is a used Owla Stereo Camera with Owla Anastigmat f3.5 35mm lenses, with original leather case. This appears to be a very rare and unusual change-over model with features of both the two documented early and late versions. The camera has the lower focus wheel and shutter-cocking lever of the late model but still retains the front central circular piece which contains the focus control on the early model. It is in excellent cosmetic condition with light signs of use – as you can see in the detailed pictures. The film compartment is clean. The viewfinder is clean and clear. The shutter fires on all speeds and the frame counter is working. It has not been tested with film so I can not guarantee the accuracy of the shutter speeds etc. The aperture and shutter speed rings on the lenses move smoothly and freely. Optics are good with no haze, separation, fungus or dust. Case is a little tired. This is a very rare version of a rare series of Owla stereo camera models. The camera was announced as the Stereo Sankei in 1956. It was advertised in the February 1956. It is not known if there is a further relationship between the magazine Sankei Camera and the company Sankei Kki. In the February advertisement, the lenses are announced as three-element 35/3.5, the speeds are given as B, 10200 and the price is 12.000 Yen. The camera is very similar to the first version of the Owla Stereo, with the focus knob between the two lenses and the pivoting shutter cocking lever between the focus knob and the right-hand lens. The marking at the front of the top housing only reads STEREO in small capital letters. The details of the top plate are not visible. It is said that the Stereo Sankei has auto-stop advance but no double exposure prevention; the first Owla Stereo certainly has the same features. Description of the original Owla Stereo The camera has an all-metal body. The viewfinder window is contained in the middle of the top housing. The film is advanced by a knob at the right end of the top plate, as seen by the photographer, and the rewind knob is at the opposite end; arrows are engraved to indicate the turning direction. There is a small sliding button next to the advance knob, with the letter A engraved on its side, certainly used to unlock the film advance after each exposure; variations are known in the position and shape of this button. The shutter release is at its usual location on the right, and is surrounded by a small cup. There is an accessory shoe on the right, and a round hole above the top housing, to the left of the viewfinder, used for the exposure counter reset control on the early examples and for the exposure counter disc or the later ones. The back is hinged to the right for film loading. The item “OWLA STEREO 35MM FILM CAMERA & CASE VERY RARE EARLY / LATE CHANGE OVER MODEL” is in sale since Saturday, October 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\Stereo Cameras”. The seller is “3x3kutywa” and is located in Castleford, West Yorkshi. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Product Type: Stereo