Stereoscopic 3D macro lens (2x magnification) for Sony FE cameras

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Stereoscopic 3D macro lens (2x magnification) for Sony FE cameras

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This project seems really neat: https://www.printables.com/model/555336 ... ion-for-so
As seen on petapixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/12/01/this-3 ... wonderful/

I’m very tempted to try to build this thing. I’d be curious to hear thoughts from people here before (while? after?) taking the plunge. Any obvious/nonobvious deficiencies in design? Limitations in application? Previous precedents for this approach? Other lenses one could/should use? Etc.

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Re: Stereoscopic 3D macro lens (2x magnification) for Sony FE cameras

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fleegix wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 2:57 pm
This project seems really neat: https://www.printables.com/model/555336 ... ion-for-so
As seen on petapixel: https://petapixel.com/2023/12/01/this-3 ... wonderful/

I’m very tempted to try to build this thing. I’d be curious to hear thoughts from people here before (while? after?) taking the plunge. Any obvious/nonobvious deficiencies in design? Limitations in application? Previous precedents for this approach? Other lenses one could/should use? Etc.
This should work OK to do the exact job for which it is designed. That said, it has no ability to change magnification or adjust aperture, and if you want to use a different lens then you'll have to redesign the beast. Note well the designer's comments at https://www.printables.com/model/555336-stereoscopic-3d-macro-lens-2x-magnification-for-so :
Reakway 4x plan microscope objective x 2 pieces. This specific model is required, no lookalikes, as some have wildly-different internal constructions. See pictures below for which internals are the correct ones.
--Rik

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Re: Stereoscopic 3D macro lens (2x magnification) for Sony FE cameras

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You can always get a Nikon SMZ-10 stereo microscope for a range of magnifications. The camera port can get either light path with the flip of a lever.

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