So I went phone shopping for my son the other day and somehow ended up getting myself a new one as well. I ended up with the HTC EVO 3D, which takes 3D pictures. Overall my first impression is it's pretty cool technology, but if you don't have the phone, you can't see the pictures in 3D. Either way, the processor on this phone is about twice that of any other phone they had and I can still take regular pictures with it as well.
After some research in looking for other ways to view the 3D pictures, I came across some software for converting the 3D file (*.mpo) to a holmes stereoscope picture format.
Which can be viewed on an antique stereoscope. So off to ebay I went and found one that needed a few repairs, but looks to be in good shape. I also found a couple of sites where they offer kits to build your own, but the one I got has some nicely figured wood on it and I may end up using it for a pattern to make a few more.
Here's the software I used to convert the file.
A couple of places to buy some viewer parts & kits:
An adapter for regular camera to take stereo photos, may have to look at building one for my DSLR:
I also found you can use the two images to make an animated GIF using Gimp (My co-worker will kill me if she sees this ).
No...we didn't have an earthquake here too...