NIMSLO 3D 35mm camera
posted 5-31-'03

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TABLE OF CONTENTS                 Page No.                    TABLE OF CONTENTS                 Page No.

Description of Parts . Front and Back Flaps

How to Use This Book ......1

Installing the Batteries .........2

Checking the Batteries ........3

Loading and Advancing The Film..... 4. 5, 6. 7

Exposure Counter & Setting the Film Speed..... 8

Holding The Camera ...............9

Checking Light & Automatic Flash Photography  ... 10

Taking Pictures Automatically ......11. 12

Rewinding and Unloading Film ......13,14

Care and Storage of Your Camera

Photographs & Negatives ...................15

3-Dimensional Picture Suggestions .......16.17

Specifications ...........18


Customer Service .......20





3. 4.

1. The batteries
Three Eveready 386 silver oxide batteries have been packed separately in your camera package.

2. Opening the Battery Chamber
Insert a coin, or similar object, into the groove in the Battery Chamber Cover (23). Make a 1/3 turn, counter clockwise, and remove.

3. Battery Insertion Procedure
Insert the batteries one on top of the other into the Battery Chamber with the plus mark (+ ) facing into the camera.  You may find more convenient to load the batteries by placing the flat plus (+) side of the battery against the bottom of the camera and slide it toward the opening of the Battery Chamber, as illustrated. Let each battery drop into the Battery Chamber until all three have been loaded. Return the Battery Chamber Cover and

1. 2. 3. 4.

1. Advance the Film Advance Lever Check the batteries each time before using the camera. Advance the Film Advance Lever (1) to cock the shutter.

2. Depress the Shutter Release Button Then press the Shutter Release Button (2) lightly while looking into the Viewfinder Eyepiece (15).

3. Green dot location In Viewfinder

4. Red dot location In Viewfinder
If a
green dot appears at the bottom or a red dot in the center of the viewfinder, the batteries have enough power to operate your camera.
If neither signal appears, the batteries are either positioned incorrectly or have insufficient power and must be replaced.

1. 2. 3. 4.

1. Uses 35mm color print film
Your Nimslo Camera uses all popular brands of 35mm color print film with a rating of either ASA 100 or 400. You may use any brand in 36, 24, 20 or 12exposure rolls. However, AGFA film is sold with pre-paid processing mailers which cannot be redeemed by Nimslo.

2. Two 35mm frames produce one 3-Dimenslonal photograph
The Nimslo 3-Dimensional process requires a group of four half-frame 35mm negative images to produce a 3-Dimensional photograph. 

3. Opening the camera
Open the Camera Back Cover (19) by pulling up firmly on the Film Rewind Knob (10) as far as it will go until the back springs
Avoid direct sunlight when you load or unload the camera.

4. Place the film Into the Film Chamber
Leave the Film Rewind Knob (10) in the up position and insert the film cassette with its lip pointed to the right and the protruding end down, into the Film Chamber (21).

5. 6. 7. 8.

5. Secure the film cassette and bring film to the Take-Up Spool
Press the Film Rewind Knob (10) down as illustrated. You may have to rotate the Film Rewind Knob slightly for it to return to the down position.
Pull out just enough film to reach the Take-Up Spool (1 7).

6. Film can be inserted Into any slot of the Take-Up Spool
Insert the end of the film leader into a slot of the Take-Up Spool.

7. Attach your film to the Take-Up Spool
Latch one of the film perforation holes on the bottom edge of the film onto the small Film Perforation Hole Hook (26) at the base of the Take-Up Spool.

8. Tighten the film
Fold out the Film Rewind Crank (9) and gently turn it in the direction of the arrow to take up any slack in the film. (Be careful not to "over" rewind the film back into the cassette!) Fold back the Film Rewind Crank to its original

9. 10. 11.

9. Engage the film on the Film Sprocket Gear
Make sure the film perforation holes on the lower edge of the film, latch (or "hook") onto, the Film Sprocket Gear (24)-- located at the lower edge of the film leader to the left of the Take-Up Spool. (The film should not obscure your view of the sprocket gear teeth.)

10. Close the Camera Back
Close the Camera Back Cover (19) by firmly pressing it into the locking position.

11. Advancing the film
Cock the Film Advance Lever (1 ) all the way. . . and release. . allowing it to return to its normal position.
Note, that as you cock the Film Advance Lever (1), the Film Rewind Knob (10) rotates in a counter clockwise direction indicating that the film is advancing

12. Releasing the Shutter
Press the Shutter Release Button (2).

13. Advance to number ·1. for your first picture
Repeat both steps until the number "1" appears in the center of the Exposure Counter Window (13). (You may have to repeat the sequence 1 or 2 times.)