A Stereo-Nikkor 3.5cm F3.5 lens said to be in mint condition has been put up for auction on eBay. This speciality lens was designed for the Nikon S-Mount rangefinder to produce stereoscopic 3D images on a single photograph. The lens is being offered as part of a full kit that also includes a brown Nikon leather case, a Nippon Kogaku lens cap, original silica gel, Nikon Stereo Prism, and original Nikon Stereo L 38 filter.
According to the eBay seller, there’s a chip in the prism’s glass and ‘very tiny scratches’ on the lens, but otherwise the items are said to be in excellent condition. Unfortunately, not much information about the Stereo-Nikkor exists; the product was introduced in December 1956 and discontinued in 1961 or 1962, according to Mir.com. Estimates place Stereo-Nikkor manufacturing at between 100 and 200 units during its brief production.
Though the auction currently has $1,125 in bids, it has not reached its minimum reserve amount. The product is located in Vienna, and has a $300 shipping rate.