Originally Posted by Jet-X
I’d have to dig some up - but no the magnification doesn’t get in the way as I used it generally wide open. However, even a video (casual) i shot at the Miramar Air Show with it, zoomed all the way in the 3D was still damn good, 10x better than the TD series which, the more you zoom, the flatter the image. I also did not use digital zoom.
But it wasn’t just the 3D with the wider distance between the lenses, but the quality of the CMOS chip and the processing the camera was doing. The quality looked like my 1” sensor cameras. The image, 3D or 2D (whether converted or shot that way) was damn good. Selling off my 3D cameras was hard, but letting that one go, I still have regrets.
And if you want to make it more interesting, I also was using a Sony HMZ-TW3 3D headset with it to frame shots, etc. a bit cumbersome, but easier to see if I’m getting all the parallax, etc. the built in screens on the TD cameras I found ineffective, especially outdoors.
Interesting, it would have been great for the Africa trip I did in 2016. I have a lot of gopro 3D of it, but without a zoom (though I can do some zoom in editing), it loses the effect of seeing the animals up close. I see now, they are hard to find. A couple showed up on Amazon for over $6k, yikes.