Nishika N8000 35mm 3-D Quadra Lens Camera w/Flash, Case & More NEW

  • $349.97

Nishika N8000 35mm 3-D Quadra Lens Camera w/Flash, Case & More NEW

An amazing find for vintage camera enthusiasts! This 3-D Camera, Flash, and Case were manufactured by Nishika Optical Systems and is part of over a hundred items of remaining inventory from the Cairo Camera Shop from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The revolutionary Nishika N8000 3-D camera lets you enjoy photographs with remarkably lifelike 3-dimensional depth and realism without the need for special glasses or viewers! Here are just a few of the many features:

  • Uses readily available standard 35mm color print film
  • Camera has a built-in light meter which activates a low light indicator to warn you when a flash is needed.
  • Exclusive 30mm Quadra Lens System that produces 3-dimensional photos of unprecedented clarity and depth.
  • Variable Aperture Control that is easy to understand so as to enable you to instantly choose the proper aperture setting for various lighting conditions.
  • Socket that accepts standard cable releases and time delay units.
  • Built-in battery tester to warn you when you need new batteries.
  • Hot Shoe accommodates virtually all electronic flash units.
  • This listing includes all the following items:
    • Nishika N8000 35mm 3-D Quadra Lens Camera in its original box (UPC: 045105068005),
    • Nishika TWIN LIGHT 3010 Variable Angle Electronic Flash in its original box (UPC: 045105067008),
    • Nishika N8000 Camera Case, 
    • Nishika VHS Video - Step Into the Third Dimension starring actor Vincent Price (UPC: 045105010035),
    • Nishika Roll of 35mm ASA100 Color Print Film 24 Exposure (unused, but expired), and 
    • Nishika Overview Brochure.

History of 3-D Photography

The concept of 3-D, three-dimensional photography, first became popular with the Homes-Bates Stereoscope in the 1860’s. Two side by side images slide along a center spine to a two glass viewer that fits up to the face. Thousands of images of cities, natural wonders and historical events never seen before were made available to the general public for the first time. 

In the 1920’s, Keystone (some of their later vintage cameras and projectors from Cairo Camera Shop will be available for sale later in 2022) sold to schools and libraries 600 and 1200 sets of card pictures.  In 1952, Tru-Vue sold its plastic handheld viewer for a circular multiple image holder or reel to Sawyer View-Masters.  Sawyer introduced color and Disney character reels and probably sold a millions of them.  Fisher Price acquired Sawyer and currently still sells View Masters reels. Today, 3-D theater movies with the use of throw away paper glasses are very popular.  Originally, two prints of the movie had to be projected simultaneously. Realist and Argus brought to market cameras using standard film and viewing on handheld unit and slide projectors. With the introduction of the Nishika N8000 3D Quadra Lens 35mm camera, you can now take 3-D photos with regular color print film.  


BACKSTORY:  Frank G Cairo, Owner of the Cairo Camera Shop  

Frank Cairo moved from the Bronx, New York to Kenosha, WI in 1943.  The next year, after getting married, he acquired the neighborhood grocery store next door and made it into Cairo Camera Shop.  He operated the store for over fifty years until his death in 1997.

He loved cameras, projectors, movie stars and movies and was the photographer for the local auto workers union. He began collecting 8, 16 and 35mm films.  Eventually, Cairo Home Movies became the largest private film collection in Wisconsin.  In addition to renting films and projectors, he would take and show movies at parties and events. In the summers, he had free outdoor movie nights for neighborhood kids. If you would like to see a 5 minute video about Frank Cairo and his camera shop as told by his son, see:

Now, after 25 years, the family is selling its well-kept collection of vintage camera and movie equipment and memorabilia.  The family hopes you will have the opportunity in the coming weeks and months to enjoy some of the items being sold as they have all these years.

Based on expiration date on the film, this camera, flash, and case were introduced in the mid to late 1990's.

Sold as is. No warranty. No Returns.

CONDITION NOTE: New, open box, in their original boxes, appears to have never been used. Not tested but everything seems in amazing condition (see pictures). This set comes in their individual original boxes (which do show edge/shelf wear), and from what I can tell, each box includes its original packaging and the camera and flash include their instruction manuals. This bundle will be carefully packed and insured for safe shipping. See detailed high resolution (zoom-able) pictures to know what you are purchasing.