Stereo Cameras
Verascope f40 Verascope f40
 
Camera Type 35 mm viewfinder stereo camera
Manufacturer Jules Richard, Paris, France
Year Introduced  About 1946
Film 135 cartridge
Size 168 x 80 x 56 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 929 grams (1,193 grams with everready case)
Lens Separation 63.20 mm
Image Format 29.50 x 24.00 mm (W x H), notch on the right.
Image Window Separation 64.20 mm
Lenses Som Berthiot Paris Flor Tessar, 1:3.5/40 mm, glass, matched, filter thread 20 mm
Diaphragms Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16
Focusing Manual, 2 ft. - infinity. Movement of the whole lensboard
Shutter Mechanical guillotine type shutter, pneumatically controlled, behind the lenses. Cocked with film advance.
Shutter Speeds 1/250, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, ½, 1 sec. and "B" and "T"
Viewfinder Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,5x)
Rangefinder double image rangefinder, baseline 70 mm, linked with focus setting
Film Loading Manual
Film Transport Manual, with knob. Alternating by 6 2/3 and 20 sprocket holes (= 31.66 and 95.00 mm), sprocket wheels on top and bottom.
Film Rewinding Manual. Unlocking with rewind lever
Frame Counter Additive, 1 to 40. Manual reset by turning wind-knob in rewind position. Counter is alternatingly increasing 1 and 3 in Stereo Mode (S), and in single steps in Mono Mode (M).
Flash Contact Special double contact (only later models). Accessory shoe (no contact)
Tripod Socket May 20, 2005 or ¼ / 20 TPI (late model)
Selftimer n/a
Special Features Double exposure prevention (overridable with by separate shutter cocking lever), Cable Release Socket
Accessories Operating instructions, everready case
Notes The camera can be switched to Mono Mode (M) by turning a knob. A built-in dark slide will cover the right image.
Sold as Busch Verascope f40 in the USA

If you have problems with your camera, and if you feel comfortable repairing cameras, you may want to have a look at the following page:
 Verascope f40 Stereo Camera Repair
 

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