This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 31 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.
What is RETO3D?
To everyone who love film photography, We have launched this 3D film camera and we need your support to make the project come true.
As 3D photography is a specific type of film photography, most film users may not be aware of its existence. The market is lacking of 3D camera and its price in 2nd hand market is unacceptably high. We analysed the old stereo cameras and improved the design of ours. RETO3D is small and lightweight, affordable and easy-to-Use. It has a built-in flash and it's film-saving! We are also developing an APP for users to make GIFs much easier, which resolves the complicated and time-consuming process of using PhotoShop.
Our aim is not to beat the old classics with an expensive, professional camera but one for everyone, even for beginners to use.
RETO3D | How A 3D Film Camera Wiggles The Moment
- 35mm Film - suitable for 35mm negatives and slides
- Built-in Flash - enable you to photograph day and night
- Film Reload - not just a one-go toy but your all-time favourite
- Focus-free - quick snap creates a great form of art
- Lightweight - turn it into your daily-life accessory
- Easy-to-use - all photography lovers are welcomed
- Affordable - a great gift for yourself and your loved ones
- App Support - upload and stitch multiple images into 3D GIFs in a few seconds
- Wiggle the Moment - go beyond a still, frozen picture
Wiggle the Moment
TIC TOC TIC TOC… Time is always moving forward and it has been a forever dream for people to freeze a moment. We therefore invented cameras to capture precious memories, or to record a series of important events. Yet, we didn’t stop creating. We would like to go beyond and give excitement to a static photo. Only a 3D camera which carries a unique design can wiggle a still moment, giving a new life for 2D images. Especially in sports events - when the athlete jumps or the ball is kicked in the air - we desire to use it in capturing explosive motions. It is also suitable to shoot RETO3D in parties and concerts where a lot is happening, both foreground and background.
How it works?
With our triple-lens system, RETO3D takes 3 half-frame images, with 3 different angles simultaneously. For a film roll with 36 exposures, users could get 24*3D images. Also, with our APP, it could help stitching the 3 images into 3D GIFs in a convenient and quick way.
- Film Format: 35mm
- Film Transport: Manual Wind and Rewind
- Optical Lens: 30mm; f11; 3 Lens (Optical grade acrylic lenses)
- Focusing: Focus-free; 1m to ∞
- Shutter Release: 1/125s
- Flash: Built-in
- Power Supply: 1*AA Alkaline Battery
- Main Plastic Material: ABS
- Dimension: 133 (W) x 65 (H) x 42 (D) mm
- Weight: 178±10g (Excluding Battery and Film)
Nowadays, it is almost everyone’s instant reaction to share their new photography work on social media. Rather than creating a 3D image using complicated video-editing softwares, we are developing a GIF-making App. Our triple-lens design simultaneously captures the same object with three slightly different angles. Three similar film pictures are therefore created. Once you upload the images to our App and choose a center point, the App could stitch the photos together to produce a very natural and smooth 3D GIF. We hope to shorten the time of making a good stereo image, giving a warm welcome to new joiners of RETO3D!
***At this stage App support IOS only
Basic (FREE) :
- Make simple 3D GIFs
- Share your work on social media
- Save GIFs to your album
In App Purchases :
- Remove watermark
- Add special frames
- Speed control of GIFs
- More photo effect
Camera Prototype#1 Testing
Research & Development
In late 2016, we had the idea to create RETO3D and yet, it is easier said than done. It took us some intensive discussions to finally agree to actualize the dream. It also required a great courage to run the project, with the uncertainties ahead.
We first started some research and read about people's experiences on using old 3D cameras. Also, being consumers of those cameras ourselves, we were able to spot the possible improvements on the design. We decided to make RETO3D light and handy. We also believe in the attractiveness of having a built-in flash for night-time usage, and of course an App which makes a 3D GIF easily.
We have been working closely with our manufacturer, monitoring the production progress. In these 2 years, we have tested and modified several prototypes. We have tried on hundreds of different films. We have also selected the leather type which could give the best touch to the camera.
The earliest stage to view a three-dimensional photo was to use a stereoscope, which was invented in 1849. After a century, stereo photography had finally come to its era. Different designs of stereo cameras had been released since 1950s. Also, different types of 3D slide viewers and 3D glasses had been created.
Lenticular printing dedicated to 3D-photo printing had started to gain popularity in 1980s, while stereo cameras with four lenses could also be seen. At that time, people sent their negatives to special laboratories in order to get their 3D images printed. The process however, usually took more than a month, and at a high cost. 3D film photography was only a trend among hobbyists.
Todays, most 3D film cameras had ceased production, not to mention the difficulty in coming across a fully-functional one. Therefore, we decided to bring 3D film camera back to life, only to make it lighter and easier to use! We are also developing an App for easy creation of stereo GIFs. We are continuing the history of 3D camera step by step, providing a new experience to users!
We ship worldwide. Import taxes and handling charges may apply to international orders. Under estimation, first-round shipping for early bird backers will be in June 2019. The coming batch will take place in August. We will work closely with manufacturers to make sure prompt delivery. We will surely keep you inform if there happens to be any unexpected delays.
RETO - REINVENT TOGETHER
Manufacturers ceased to produce many loving film cameras, leading to the pitiful absence of fully-functional ones in today’s market. Therefore, our team always holds a belief to reinvent film cameras! We simply hope to make film photography flourish again, by creating affordable, well-tailored cameras. Our first invention is RETO3D, a stereo camera which is lightweight and handy. However, it is impossible to make it come to life without your precious opinions and support. We will create more different cameras in the future, and we shall reinvent, together!
About RETO TEAM
We come from different backgrounds and yet we love 3D film photography. We make good use of our specialties - some members are good at graphics, product designs, camera designs and engineering while others help with communication and budget control. We all contribute to RETO3D! Our team has always been good listeners and we would like to hear your opinions.
Risks and challenges
We kept only necessary functions untouched to make life easier. We refined the camera multiple times to make it weighs less but still looks cool. We tested several prototypes to ensure stability of functions. We have always been trying to improve RETO3D! Our interest in shooting 3D images has led us to this journey, and we wish you to walk with us. We sincerely thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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