Verascope f40


Information on the Verascope f40 (also sold as Busch Verascope f40) camera.

Camera Type
35 mm viewfinder stereo camera
Manufacturer
Jules Richard, Paris, France
Year Introduced
About 1946
Film
135 cartridge
Size
168 x 80 x 56 mm (W x H x D)
Weight
929 grams (1,193 grams with everready case)
Lens Separation
63.20 mm
Image Format
29.50 x 24.00 mm (W x H), notch on the right.
Image Window Separation
64.20 mm
Lenses
Som Berthiot Paris Flor Tessar, 1:3.5/40 mm, glass, matched, filter thread 20 mm
Diaphragms
Iris diaphragms between the lenses, continuously adjustable f/3.5 to f/16
Focusing
Manual, 2 ft. - infinity. Movement of the whole lensboard
Shutter
Mechanical guillotine type shutter, pneumatically controlled, behind the lenses. Cocked with film advance.
Shutter Speeds
1/250, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, ½, 1 sec. and "B" and "T"
Viewfinder
Newton viewfinder (approx. 0,5x)
Rangefinder
double image rangefinder, baseline 70 mm, linked with focus setting
Film Loading
Manual
Film Transport
Manual, with knob. Alternating by 6 2/3 and 20 sprocket holes (= 31.66 and 95.00 mm), sprocket wheels on top and bottom.
Film Rewinding
Manual. Unlocking with rewind lever
Frame Counter
Additive, 1 to 40. Manual reset by turning wind-knob in rewind position. Counter is alternatingly increasing 1 and 3 in Stereo Mode (S), and in single steps in Mono Mode (M).
Flash Contact
Special double contact (only later models). Accessory shoe (no contact)
Tripod Socket
May 20, 2005 or ¼“ / 20 TPI (late model)
Selftimer
n/a
Special Features
Double exposure prevention (overridable with by separate shutter cocking lever), Cable Release Socket
Accessories
Operating instructions, everready case
Notes
The camera can be switched to Mono Mode (M) by turning a knob. A built-in dark slide will cover the right image.
Sold as Busch Verascope f40 in the USA