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The Sun Stereo is a wooden box camera with twin lenses placed side by side. According to the advertisements, it can take stereo pairs as well as single 4.5×6cm pictures. The advance key is placed at the top, on the photographer's left. There is a brilliant finder and a folding frame finder in the middle, and a handle on the left.
The shutter has T (time) and I (instant) settings. The speed selector and shutter release are certainly placed to the top, on the right of the brilliant finder. There is no diaphragm and the lenses are fixed-focus.
The camera is covered in mottled green leather. The alternative name Jittai Camera (実体カメラ) is written in Roman letters above each of the lenses.
The camera comes as a set with a stereo viewer, with a similar mottled leather covering.
- ↑ Wooden camera: Sugiyama, item 6004.
- ↑ No diaphragm: Sugiyama, item 6004.
- ↑ Green colour: Sugiyama, item 6004.
- ↑ Advertisement published in Asahi Camera, reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p. 71.
- ↑ Advertisement published in Asahi Camera, reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p. 74.
- Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7. Item 121. (See also the advertisements for item 102.)
- Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), ISBN 0-935398-16-3 (hard). P. 53.
- Shima Kazuya (島和也). "Sutereo kamera onparēdo" (ステレオカメラオンパレード, Stereo cameras on parade). Kamera Rebyū: Kurashikku Kamera Senka (カメラレビュー クラシックカメラ専科) / Camera Review: All about Historical Cameras no.27, December 1993. No ISBN number. Stereo World (ステレオワールド). Pp. 21–5. See also the picture on p. 5 of the same magazine.
- Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Item 6004.