First, find a nice working camera (the common f3.5 or pay twice for the f2.8)
Picture taking with the Realist is not a very easy task:
1) Load the film (35mm)
2) Watch thru the right-round window and turn knob (1) to focus the view.
3) choose the desired speed (for example: 1/150)
4) choose the exposure (for 1/150 and 100 ASA film in a bright day - f8 is OK)
5) Push the knob in the midle-bottom between the two lenses (3).
6) Watch the picture thru the left-round-window.
7) Push the trigger (4) ,in the later models you have to pull a safe-knob to release the trigger.
8) Turn the film-on and you're ready for the next picture.
Sounds not very easy but the result worth it!
04 / 2000
VIEWING THE PICTURES
I use the 100 ASA KODAK-Regular 35mm film , give it for developing (uncut!). I ask for developing the pic. into the 9cm. format-MAT (I cut it into 9X9 photos). I glue the pair of pictures into one and use the classic Holmes StereoViewer in order to see the 3-D effect.
Some use film for Slides and
develop it-uncut! but you'll need to buy a Realist-slide viewer and slide-mounts.
which are available for sale REALIST VIEWER (not cheap...)
(Go to the 3-D section in my links)