My first post (that I can remember) in this sub-forum, but obviously not the big forum.
I have always loved stereographic images, but I have trouble with the cross-eye thing (and it is getting harder to even try) and because my eyes are off slightly from normal in spectrum the red/green (or cyan) glasses almost never work well.
But optics based stereo or polarized stereo I can do with no problem and have for over 30 years with no problem, in fact buried somewhere in 'stuff' collection is a set of stereo viewing optics (basically two lenses in metal with little legs on each side). I am a retired USAF Imagery Analyst and we shot a lot of stereo film stills during my career, but with digital cameras, stereo is almost forgotten. Until the past couple of years, you needed extremely expensive equipment to view stereo digital images, even the USAF could not afford a lot of those, so didn't.
So since the stereo optics option are basically not practical in the digital age I had given up on Stereo viewing.... Until this past year when I saw a 3D movie with polarized glasses (no problem) and then getting a new laptop with 3D monitor with polarized glasses. Being able to see Stereo on the laptop is so much like how it was for most of my USAF career that I spent about $800 to create a stereo camera setup. It would have been $1600, but I already had one T3i (I got it for the video and the flip screen) and lots of lenses.
So got a second T3i, a 50/1.8 and a dual camera mounting bracket and some accessories for hopefully triggering the cameras at the same time. I am hoping the color through the 50/1.8 is not too far off from my 50/1.4. It was the lowest cost option for fixed lenses and I knew it would be a hassle to set the focal length the same on the kit lens if I used those on both cameras.
I am currently waiting on the battery for the second T3i to charge and then off to see if this setup works as desired.
I have some software that will create MPO files which the 3D monitor will recognize and in tests with my 1DsMkIII (doing about a 6" side step) it worked great [must remember step to the right ]
If the dual camera setup works well, then I am going to see about maybe (if I can get processing software at a reasonable price) to do some 3D video. But in the meantime, being able to shoot the models in both 2D and 3D is going to be fun. I will attempt to post a couple of red/green versions either here or in the Glamour section (since that is mostly what I take usually) depending on the amount of clothing.
However, if anyone knows a forum (or section) where I can post some MPO formatted Stereo shots for critic, please let me know.
Also, if you know of a better polarized stereo format for the images then MPO that will work with the Nvidia Graphics cards, please let me know that also.
I so missed looking at Stereo this will be fun.