Well, ok, do you guys remember this post a couple of months ago, where I passed up an overpriced Nishika 3D camera in the glass case and was rewarded with a cheap Royal Model O typewriter in the electronics aisle? Well, the exact reverse happened to me at that same Goodwill today: I passed up an overpriced Olympia SM3 in the glass display case and was rewarded with a cheap Nishika ($9) in the Electronics aisle. Temptation eluded, and patient frugality rewarded by the Thrift Store Gods. This makes the garden gnome dance!
The Dancing Gnome says: “All Good Things Come To Those That Wait.”
1989 Nishika N8000 Quad-Lens 3D 35mm Camera
The N8000 takes 4 half-frame photos from the row of 30mm lenses that are spaced horizontally across the face of the camera. For each exposure, the Nishika uses 2 full 35mm frames for it’s 4-half-frame images. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s you could get these processed into lenticular 3d photos, a service which stopped around 2006. However, through the magic of caffenol-c processing, a film scanner and Photoshop – you can convert the quad-frame image into a “squiggly” animated GIF.
What did I pass up to get the Nishika?
Ayup, an Olympia SM3 in really nice condition, complete will tool packet and paperwork. This time it’s the Typewriter that’s overpriced at $99.99
Also have walked past this oak typewriter desk at Deseret all this week. $50 is a steal, but again, I have no room, and nothing to transport a desk in.
Yeah, includes the key.
Haven’t seen the likes of this before.