Tri-Lens TL-120 Stereo Camera from China Wears 3 Lenses

3DWorld Tri-Lens TL-120 Stereo Camera

Darn! While everybody was busy gawking at new cameras in Las Vegas’ PMA 2007, somebody in China popped this hydra-headed monster of a camera with three lenses. It’s called the Tri-Lens TL-120 Stereo Camera by 3DWorld and it is equipped with three f/2.8 lenses with 80mm focal lengths.

It shoots pairs of 58 x 56mm stereo images on film which are then viewed on a hand-held stereo viewer very much like those red-colored Viewmasters back then, or viewed on a special mounting jig.

Are three lenses better than two lenses for stereo photography? I don’t know, but this sure works pretty well to provide some curious relief.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.