Issue 19 · Spring
Meeting, November 25, 2008
Our spring 2008 meeting was held at Bob Wilson’s home.
In Attendance: Bob &
Lorraine Wilson, Stan White, Jani Hamalainen, Madolyn & Don
Tait, Matt Neima, Ron Miyanishi, Sam Schlifer, Josh Kaell, Len
Vine, Burke Brown, Steve Horan, Rob Cruickshank, Joseph
Miller, David Delouchery, Ken Strass and Peter Sinclair.
Unfortunately, I misplaced most of my the notes of
what happened at this meeting. So here now is the less wordy
newsletter but with bigger pictures.
Ron Miyanishi revealed a plastic stereo pinhole camera kit that he ordered from Japan.
Matt Neima has been quite busy working with a new
digital 3D process that has had wildfire success with 3D
enthusiasts. He showed off his twin Canon digital cameras that
were synced with a firmware upgrade called Stereo Data Maker. The
software has been written by various people around the world and is
based on the “CHDK” Canon Hack Development Kit. Users have
unlocked the capabilities of many Canon point and shoot cameras and it
is possible to sync 2 cameras for stereo photography without the need
of expensive additional equipment or internal electronic
adjustments. All that is required is to download the new firmware
onto the memory cards and a simple twin USB trigger. There are
tons of features available to enhance your photography like timelapse
exposures, high dynamic range, long exposures and incredibly fast
shutter speeds. There are also many helpful tools for 3D imaging
as well. You can find all the info at www.stereo.jpn.org/eng/sdm/index
Steve Horan attended a holographic workshop and
produced his own image. He can been seen blowing bubbles towards
the viewer on a large approximately 12” square piece of
glass. He invited us to the open house being held at 401 Richmond
St. after the meeting.
Peter Sinclair had a variety of lenticular cards “hot off the presses”.
Many of the images are from the Norman Rockwell collection as well as
other adapted masterpiece paintings. He was selling them for $5
each and $9 for the larger images.
Tait showed off her viewmaster reel creations. An inquiry was
made as to whether new personal reel blanks are still being made.
Don passed around his 3D 35mm camera system. They announced that
Al Seig from Rochester N.Y. would be doing a 3D slide presentation
called “An Evening in 3 Dimension” on September 4th at the
Welland Camera Club. They are looking for a larger silver screen
to project on. Sadly this was Madolyn’s last 3D
club meeting. She passed away in March of 2009.
Bob Wilson had some great stereoviews he produced of a trip to the Punta
Tombo Natural Protected area in Argentina which is South
America’s largest breeding colony of Magellan
Penguins. It was quite startling to see how close he was
able to get to these amazing birds and an especially great topic to
experience in 3D.
Stan White had 4 anaglyphic cityscapes for sale. He says that he no longer has the space to hang the wall posters.
Bob said the best was
saved for last as Jani Hamalainen announced that he had a Digital 3D
projection system set up on the second floor. It included a
computer, projector and shutter glasses displaying images at 1024x768
pixels with a 85 hertz refresh rate which his said still produced a bit
of flicker but he still loves it anyway. Most images were from
Italy but some were from the UK. A handful at a time squeezed
into the room to view his images.
As per usual we ended
the meeting with munchies and drinks supplied by Bob and
Lorraine. After the meeting quite a few members went down to see
Steve Horan’s holographic image.
My apologizes if I missed
mentioning your contribution to show & tell. I’ll make
up for it next time. - Dave