The Stitz SV-1 viewer was
manufactured in 1973 by the Itzuki Instrument Company as part of the 'Stitz Stereo-System' and was used to view 35mm half-frame
transparencies. These were taken using a beam splitter (such as the Stitz,
Zeiss Icon and Russian SKF-1 style splitters).
The unit has a battery powered rear light for illumination. The lenses
could be focused and it also offered inter-ocular adjustment (the distance
between the eye-pieces). Underneath there was a screw mounting point that
could be used to place the viewer on a stand.
The Stitz SV-1 opened up to reveal
the illumination unit.
to Uwe Hoffmann for supplying the Stitz SV-1 pictures and information
This plastic stereo viewer was made in Tokyo, Japan
in the mid 1970's. It is known as the Model SV-2 and features inter-ocular
adjustment, which means you can adjust the distance between the viewing
lenses. Stitz also manufactured high quality beamsplitters (Stitz SA-1),
to allow the creation of stereo photographs using a single lens camera.
It can take any sort of stereo pair up to a size
of 11cm x 7.6cm. It's open design means there is always plenty of light
available and as such it allows the viewer to obtain a bright, clear
view. Whilst it is very simple in design, it is very a very efficient