August 2011

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Captain America View-Master® Reels

Captain America View-Master packet.Captain America is one of Marvel Comics most beloved characters. With the recent release of the outstanding 3-D movie adapation, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the previous 3-D appearance of Captain America on View-Master® reels.

Captain America in Where Walks the Sleeper

View-Master® packet No. H43 is titled Captain America in "Where Walks the Sleeper". The timeline is set during World War II. The evil Red Skull served the Axis and has buried a giant robot set to be unleased for mindless destruction. The giant robot can create earthquakes that topple villages just by walking. It is up to Captain America to save the day.

Captain America Talking View-Master Reels

Captain America Talking View-Master set

Captain America in the Spiderman Gift Pak Cannister

View-Master Spider-Man Gift Pak

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Jane's Addition Fan-made 3-D Documentary

On July 25, alt rockers Jane's Addiction streamed a live performance at JKF Airport's Terminal 5 in New York and announced their plans to create a 60-minute 3-D documentary using fan footage captured from the performance.

The documentary will use 3-D footage taken with LG Thrill 4G phones. The documentary will premiere on YouTube on Aug. 4.

Los Angeles band Jane's Addiction was one of the most successful alternative bands of the 1990s. The band is releasing its fourth studio LP, The Great Escape Artist, in September.

 

The band posted a fan-filmed 3-D video featuring their single Irresistable Object taken during a concert in Portugal.

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Sony DSC-TX55 Camera with 3-D mode

Sony DSC-TX55

Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-TX55, offers a 16.2 megapixel resolution coupled with a 5× optical zoom and the ability to snap 3-D images by taking two rapid-fire shots through a single lens. The camera can also shoot 1080p high-definition video and Sony says that high-megapixel Exmor sensor captures great low-light imagery and can can lock onto subjects in as little as a 10th of a second.

“Our new DSC-TX55 model redefines what a compact camera can do,” said Sony Cyber-shot business director Yosuke Tomoda. “In addition to the newly developed, ultra-thin chassis design, the camera features an incredible combination of features and performance, putting more creativity at users’ fingertips than ever before.”

The TX55 features a 3.3-inch touchscreen OLED viewfinder display, optical image stabilization and a new clear image zoom technology that takes the 5× optical zoom and cranks it to a maximum of 10× with full-resolution imagery via pixel-by-pixel processing. The TX55 also features a dual record mode that enables users to shoot HD video and capture 12 megapixel still images without interrupting video recording. Like the rest of the Cyber-shot line, the TX55 is thin: 12.2mm thick, minus the lens cover, leading Sony to include it’s the thinnest camera in its class with optical image stabilization.

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Shuttle Atlantis 3-D Photos by Nathanial Burton-Bradford

Nathanial Burton-Bradford documented the 2011 launch of Atlantis, the final space shuttle mission. See some of the images here.

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Fright Night 3-D Trailers

Here are a couple of trailers for the Fright Night 3-D reboot.

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 3-D Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man in 3-D is set to hit theatres in July 2012. Here is a look at the first trailer.

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Olympus SP-810UZ Camera with 3-D Mode

Olympus SP-810UZ

Olympus SP-810UZ is a compact megazoom digital camera packing features that go beyond standard point-and-shoot photography.

The Olympus SP-810UZ offers users photo capabilities like 3-D still image shooting where the camera takes two still images and meshes the two together all inside the camera to create a 3-D image. The camera also offers a total of 10 Magic Art Filters. The magic filters include pop art, pinhole, punk, soft focus and more. The camera includes beauty and pet modes, in-camera panorama and shadow adjustment technology built-in that allows you to manage shadows in your brightly light photos better.

Olympus still found room to fit in the essentials auto-focus with tracking tech. for moving objects, dual image stabilization and face detection. The camera comes with the TruePic III+ image processor and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor (1/2.3-inch type). The megazoom lens that gives this camera it’s identity boasts 36x wide optical zoom (a 35mm equivalent of 24mm – 864mm) and an aperture of f3.3/f5.7.

The Olympus SP-810UZ will launch in September with a suggested retail $329.99 price tag.

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Auction Results

Denver flood stereoview.

A stereoview of the 1864 Denver flood sold for $491 with six bids. The stereoview shows the 1864 Cherry Creek and Denver flood. The image was taken by G D Wakely. The stereoview shows people on either side of Cherry Creek as it floods.

Aylsworth's Tintype and Photo Studio stereoview.

A stereoview showing Aylsworth's Tintype and Photo Studio in Rhode Island sold for $795.95 with one bid.

The circa 1860s albumen stereoview of Aylsworth's Tintype & Photo Studio in Apponaug, Rhode Island was taken and published by J.H. Aylsworth. The image shows the photographer in his big white top-hat shaking hands with a satisfied customer who is departing the premises.

Much detail to be seen including the large skylight, a framed tintype display, the Mrs. or perhaps an assistant posing artistically in the front window of the cute little gingerbread cottage studio.

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