The Ernemann Universal Stereoscope is a versatile folding stereo viewer for glass and paper stereoviews that supports different formats.
Taxiphote was the name of a series of multiple view stereoscopes based on slide trays. The device was developed by Jules Richard and the first patent dates from 1900. The first models were just called Stéréo Classeur, but soon the name Taxiphote was introduced. It was the most sophisticated stereoscope of its time.
I much appreciate German photo gear. I'm photographing with Zeiss optics for many years now and since two years I shoot my photo projects with a Leica Monochrom. Although this blog is mainly about French stereoscopy, I couldn't resist the temptation to add a German stereoscope to my collection.
Belgium was occupied by the German army during the First World War. Only a small part of southwest Flanders remained Belgian territory and was defended by the Allied armies. The city of Ypres was close to the frontline and was surrounded by German troops. The city remained in Allied hands during the war, but the Ypres Sailant became the scene of four major battles.
In 2012 I switched from a Canon Pro 9500 to an Epson R3000 printer and today I'm printing with an Epson SC-P600. The main reason was an extra gray ink and Epson's Advanced Black & White mode. The switch proved to be a good choice as the Epson printers create neutral, high quality black & white prints. A neutral black & white print contains gray tones without any visible colour casts, but neutral is also a matter of personal taste.