Kula Deeper Stereoscopic Lens Attachment

Kula Deeper Stereoscopic Lens Attachment

Kula Deeper Stereoscopic Lens Attachment

B&H # KUKD1D77 MFR # KD1D77
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Product Highlights

  • Produce Stereoscopic 3D Images In-Camera
  • For Use with Any Camera, Photo or Video
  • Stereo, Anaglyph, and MPO Viewing Means
  • Kulacode Intuitively Processes Imagery
  • Constructed Using a Series of Mirrors
  • Housed Within APS Plastic Housing
  • Mounts Directly to 77mm Lens Diameter
  • Includes Anaglyph Glasses/Stereo Viewer
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Kula KD1D77 overview

  • 1Description

The Kula Deeper is a lens attachment designed to create stereoscopic 3D photos or video in-camera, with any camera. Constructed using four mirrors, the Deeper enables recording of stereo pairs within the same frame, which can then be viewed in 3D in a variety of ways. The free Kulacode software can be used to process recorded photos and videos into a range of formats for viewing, including the MPO format for use with 3D televisions, as well as anaglyph and stereo pair photo types.

The Deeper features an ABS plastic housing and a built-in 77mm threaded mount for attaching directly to a lens. Optional adapters are also available for attaching to lenses featuring a smaller filter mount diameter. It is recommended to use the Deeper with a zoom lens with an approximate wide-angle position of at least 27mm.

Deeper
Produces a stereo image within a single photo or video file, which then can be viewed in 3D in a number of ways. The results can be instantly viewed on the rear monitor of a camera in 3D using the included stereo viewer. When initially created, a slim blurred line will show where the two mirrors meet, which can further be removed through a variety of processes.
Design
The Deeper is constructed from a series of four mirrors that help to produce the stereo image within a single file. Housed within an ABS plastic housing, the Deeper features a metal 77mm threaded ring to attach directly to the filter mount of a lens. Optional adapter rings are also available for use on other lenses with different filter mount diameters.
Process
It is recommended to use the Deeper with standard zoom lenses that enable you to zoom to an approximate 27mm (equivalent) focal length. This wide-angle perspective is the basic position that allows the mirrors to completely fill the frame. Zooming to longer focal length settings allows you to further control where in the frame your subject will appear.

Accurate exposure metering and autofocus control is maintained during use. However if autofocus becomes slow or inaccurate, it can be solved by simply focusing on one side of the image, which will then ensure both sides of the stereo pair are in sharp focus.

Viewing Methods

Stereo Viewer
Included with the Deeper, this viewing means is optimized for viewing full-screen 3D content from a 2-3.3' viewing distance. This allows you to view the stereo photo or video in full color directly from a camera or computer screen. The unedited images made using the Deeper can be viewed this way, or, to remove the blurred line separating the stereo pair, the image can be processed using Kulacode to make a cleaner finished file.
Anaglyph
The stereo image can be processed using the free Kulacode software in order to produce an anaglyph, which can then be viewed using the included anaglyph glasses. This method employs cyan and red lenses in the glasses, which filter out colors from one of the eye's perspective so the left eye perspective is only seen by the left eye and the right eye perspective is only seen by the right eye, forming a 3D image.
Stereo-Card
Similar to the stereo viewer, this method employs the Kulacode software to help produce a printed strip of the stereo pair of images that, when viewed through the stereo viewer, depict a 3D scene.
Cross-Eyed
Also similar to the stereo viewer and stereo-card viewing means, this process allows you to visualize 3D imagery without the need of an additional viewing aid. The Kulacode software processes the stereo pair so the dedicated perspectives of each eye are swapped so when one's eyes are crossed, a 3D image can be seen.
3D TV
Kulacode can also process imagery into the MPO file format, which is the format used by 3D televisions or other electronic 3D viewing means, such as 3D-compatible head-mounted displays.
In the Box
Kula Deeper Stereoscopic Lens Attachment
  • Anaglyph Glasses
  • Stereo Viewer
  • Microfiber Bag
  • Microfiber Cloth
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    Kula KD1D77 specs

    Mount 77 mm
    Construction ABS plastic housing, mirrors, metal threaded mount
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.4 x 3.8"

    Kula KD1D77 reviews

    Deeper Stereoscopic Lens Attachment is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and misunderstood! Just got this today but I can answer a couple of the other reviews: 1. Blue film is on all the mirrors. 4 in total. take them off carefully and from the corners so you don't mess up the mirrors. 2. Be sure to profile correct for your lens' distortion. At first it seemed to me like the blue side was off but when i profile corrected in lightroom before converting it fixed the issue Other than that, it is working as expected. I am using the 50mm 1.8 canon lens with a converter to make it fit and i love the results. Have also tried it on my google cardboard. Looked wonky at first but fixed it after profile correcting and cropping to 1920x1080
    Date published: 2017-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality images, great value. I have been using Kula Deeper on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III, mostly shooting 3D portraits and weddings and I think it's a great product, high quality images with amazing depth. At the time I was installing the software, they weren't approved by Apple so I had to right click and press open to install. After that the software runs smoothly and converts my images pretty fast. It actually took me a while to figure out that the 3DTV button converts to top/bottom format for my Gear VR, but I mostly use anaglyph for print outs. Would recommend to anyone who wants to play with 3D photography.
    Date published: 2017-05-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A quality beam-splitting mirror which is grossly overpriced A good quality beam-splitting mirror which is grossly overpriced... The problem with a beam-splitting mechanism for generating stereoscopic image on a single camera sensor stays - no matter how much you improve the quality and alignment of the mirrors. This mechanism can only produce 3D images in Portrait format as it splits the sensor horizontally by half. So it is OK for taking Still Portraits. But unsuitable for landscape videography or even landscape stills. So, in my opinion, this Kula 3D lens serves limited purpose and is largely a waste of money. I could consider buying it only if the price drops to below $30.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I would not recommend this product This did not perform to an acceptable level, no matter what I do I can not get a clear image on both sides. It appears that the mirrors are either not mounted perfectly or they are deformed.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty, pretty good Firstly, it's best at 40mm on FF. That length allows it to convey the largest amount of usable image to the sensor. Shorter (35mm) and you see the sides of it in the frame and have to crop heavily. Longer and the clear part gets pushed to the side and you have to crop out the middle, where reflections meet. Maybe their supplied software does that for you but I'm not familiar with it. Secondly it's not possible to hold a camera so perfectly that both sides will be aligned sooc. That's nothing to do with the product. You have to use software that will align the two sides for the results to be perfect. Thirdly, yes one side is often a little out of focus if you pixel peep (maybe improved by stopping down?). But if one side is sharp then the stereoscopic view will look sharp when viewed so it's not a deal breaker for me. The mfr says here that they'll send you a replacement if you want.
    Date published: 2018-06-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from No visible image Using with Canon 5D Mark 11 and 24-105mm 'L' Lens I followed the instructions to the letter but only see a blurred blue image. Are there coverings on the mirrors? No mention in the manual. anyone else with this issue?
    Date published: 2017-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regarding the mirrors Gilbert, you can return your Kla Deeper and get a new one if the mirrors are defected, the image should be super sharp!
    Date published: 2017-06-19
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