I was looking at slides on the Olympus SZ40 Stereo scope and wondered if it would be possibloe to record the 3D image for a 2D medium such as the forum.
My first experiment. I need to work out some lighting issues. I chose this old dry mount I made a couple of years ago because it has a lot of depth.
I made an image of each side with a small eyepiece camera. Named right and left.
With a geeenough stereo scope, the point of focus is not centered, and you need to lineup the center when making the image for each occular tube.
I used a mechanical stage clip to move between the center of field for each eyepiece, but sliding the slide along a straight edge would also work.
The two images are opened in photoshop elements. One image needs the canvas size doubled length wise only. Then select the image and move it to one half and switch to the other image. Select all and copy. Next paste the copy into the empty half. A rule line helps getting the images level. Take care to get them on the correct side.
If you are game, hold your head level with the image on your monitor, then slowly cross your eyes until you see one dot at the top center and a dot on each side of an image that appears between the two images. I don't have the vocabulary to describe it, you just have to try it.
You need to hold your head perfectly level for this to work, but you can see the image clear up when you get there. Good luck,