I recently picked up a 1980’s Nishika N8000 Lenticular camera. It’s a bit of a beast, very eighties, and although it might look sophisticated it’s really just a big plastic box.
lenticular or stereoscopic photography is the creation of 2d images that appear to have motion. The camera takes four images simultaneously, the creation of the lenticular print would take these four images and layer them in such a way that by changing the direction the eye looks at the image, the image would appear to move, or be animated. Please check out wikipedia for a much better explanation of the history and techniques of lenticular or stereoscopic photography.
Another 21st century use for old lenticular cameras is to make animated gif’s from the multiple images – by animated between the images the overall image parallaxes in a rather agreeable fashion. Below are animated gif’s taken with my first film shot through my Nishika, all photos taken around Brighton.