The Camera Obscura! Reviving the Old Masters' Secret Tool
These are very high quality Camera Obscura, handbuilt with Walnut hardwood. We use dovetail joinery for its strength and beauty and to add to the overall quality of the piece. Each Camera Obscura has a tripod mounting screw, that can be attached to any standard tripod.
Our Camera Obscura is about a 6 inch (15.3cm) cube and only weighs 1.65lbs (1.2kg) in solid Walnut. You can take it anywhere and it’s easy to store or display!The lens tube is formed from seamless brass tube to give you a solid authentic use and feel. The lens is a uncoated spherical glass lens about 38mm in diameter. This lens will allow you to focus on objects about 3 feet away to infinity.
The ground glass screen is used for viewing the image and the clear screen is used with a piece of tracing paper to trace the image. The useable screen image size is about 5 inches (12.7cm) square.
Each Camera Obscura includes:
- Solid Walnut dovetailed box body
- Lens in brass lens tube
- 3 screens. One ground glass screen, one clear screen and one Fresnel lens screen
- User manual
Deluxe WALNUT Camera Obscura with Camera Mount Fully ASSEMBLED and finished.
Includes the fully assembled Camera Obscura with a beautiful lacquer finish, lens tube and lens, 2 screens, video instructions—PLUS: a Focus Cloth, 1 Close-up lens, and an extra ground glass screen, the Camera Mount and additional super close-up lens.
Ships in 2 to 5 days
All our pre-cinema optical toys and devices are fully functional and beautiful. From collectors to educators to optical toy enthusiasts, whether bringing history to life with hands-on demonstrations or owning a piece of history, our Ancient Magic Optical Toys will delight spectators by creating the illusion of motion from static images.
Our fine products have been sold by the thousands all over the globe, featured in major films and movies, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. and demonstrated at schools and universities across the world—they are beautiful enough to put out on display, but too fascinating to put down.
Recently, optical toys and devices like the ones sold here are popping up in movies like The Woman in Black, Oz The Great and Powerful and Jack the Giant Slayer. And we supplied Disney with our very own Zoetrope Replicas and Phenakistoscope Sets to use in The Lone Ranger.
Solid hardwood leg
Spins on smooth ball bearing
Closes together nicely for storage and comes packaged in
this classy gift box →
Cylinder is made of thick stiff Eco-Friendly faux leather
Decorative brass tack-work
14 antique animation strip reproductions and printable templates to make your own animations, a booklet of animation instruction and historical background about the toy
Measures 9 1/2 inches (24 cm) high X 5 1/4 inches (13.5 cm) in diameter
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Each LUCID-Art is packed in a quality reusable folding box with attached egg-crate cushions.
Shipping to the continental United States: Domestic orders ship out of our warehouse in 1 to 2 business days (Camera Obscuras, Drawing Boards, and LUCIs can take from 2 to 10 business days to ship out). To calculate shipping cost: add your order to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout, enter your zip code and select UPS Ground (FREE!) or UPS 2nd Day Air (for domestic orders) and click apply; then you will see the shipping price on the left.
International shipping: International orders ship out of our warehouse in 1 to 3 business days (Camera Obscuras, Drawing Boards, and LUCIs can take from 2 to 10 business days to ship out). USPS Priority International takes 6-10 days in shipping. The costs are calculated by weight and discounted below our actual costs per item. If you add your item(s) to the shopping cart, then you can see the shipping totals before you checkout. One LUCID-Art Camera Lucida shipped outside of North America costs $28.96 for shipping. USPS Air to Canada (for Canadian orders) takes 6-10 days in shipping and is $17.98 for a LUCID-Art Camera Lucida. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. But I lowered all my international shipping prices at my own expense to help offset the cost.