Background Information[]

The Videon is a 35mm stereo camera, produced by Stereocrafters of Wisconsin, USA, in the early 1950s. A Videon II succeeded the Videon in the mid 50s. Exposures overlap on the film; brass sprockets in the Videon have a tendency to tear sprocket holes.


  • Type 35mm stereo camera
  • Size 177 mm x 78 mm x 62 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight ? grams
  • Lens Separation 70 mm
  • Image Format 24 x 25.5 mm (W x H)
  • Image Window Separation 41.5 mm
  • Lenses Ilex "Stereon" matched anastigmats, 35 mm, no filter thread (outside lens diameter: 24 mm).
  • Diaphragms Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16
  • Focusing manual, 3 feet - infinity.
  • Shutter mechanical central type shutter with 3 blades, between the lenses.
  • Shutter Speeds 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10 sec., "B" and"T"
  • Viewfinder Simple viewfinder mounted on body.
  • Film Loading manual, whole back slides off to load film.
  • Film Transport manual, with knob, release button to be pushed for each frame advance.
  • Frame Counter rotating disc on top of body, numbered every five frames to 25.
  • Flash Contact PC-Contact.
  • Tripod Socket On bottom plate.