Toronto. In the 1950s, stereo made one of its periodic rises to the conscious mind of the common man. Books. cameras, attachments and movies touted the impressive 3D imagery. I remember seeing a 3D movie one Sunday starring Vincent Price in a theatre on the Main in Montreal.
Leitz had a number of 3D accessories for its cameras including the tiny Stereoly prisms that attached to its screw mount cameras (I have a Stereoly and arm in its original leather case).
But none of the special 3D cameras or accessories could compare with the Exakta and its 3D accessories. With a suitably equipped Exakta, one could view a scene in 3D before it was snapped! Of course, your eyes see in 3D too …
My thanks to George Dunbar who sent along this September 1956 Popular Photography ad for the Exakta V and VX accessory prisms and 3D viewer. Later cameras like the VXIIa or the Varex branded models could also use the 3D accessories.