May 6, 2014

Retro Custom Viewfinder - Perfect for Mother's Day Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
If you've picked up an original View-Master in the last few decades, chances are the images were shot by one man. Rich Dubnow (aka the Most Experienced 3D Photographer in the World) was lead photographer at View-Master for twenty years producing work for creative visionaries like Jim Henson and Steven Spielberg.
In 1997, Rich founded Image3D in the picturesque Pacific Northwest. Since then, they have grown from a kitchen table operation to a state-of-the-art facility producing custom-made 3D experiences for everyone from blushing brides to corporate titans.
I was thrilled for the opportunity to review one like I had when I was a kid! I really liked them then and I still like them now!
You can visit IMAGE 3D by clicking here.
I decided to make this one special for my oldest son who lives far, far, far away from me. He and his Grandparents were very close. When they passed away a bit of him broke and I don't thinks its repaired yet. So I thought this might make him a little more cheerful when thinking about them.

The ordering process was easy. The hard part was picking out 7 pictures from the thousands of pictures I have. After I whittled them down I uploaded them to the computer and onto the site. Then it was a click and drag process. I was able to design the label on the reel too. I personalized it for my son.

They ship orders within 5 days, not including the day you order. They even have corporate gifts available as well!
Each set contains: one reel, one viewer and one white handout box.
Reels: 7 of your photos with 3D captions & customized center of reel.
Viewer: View-Master style in your choice of Red, Black, Blue or White.
Box: A handsome glossy white box
(At these prices they are perfect for wedding favors or family gathering mementos!)
First Set . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29.95
2 to 5 Sets . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00/set
6 to 25 Sets . . . . . . . . . . $15.00/set
26 to 50 Sets . . . . . . . . .$12.50/set
51 to 99 Sets . . . . . . . . . $10.00/set
100 or More Sets . . . . . $8.00/Set

Image 3D is giving one of my lucky readers their own View Master set! It will include one reel, one viewer, and one box. They will email the winner the code to redeem on their site.
Image 3D will ship to the winner.
Good luck!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. I had no idea about the photographer, but we had tons of these when I was little! (Though, goodness, I can't remember what any of them were!)

  2. I didn't have a view finder, but my brother did. I can't remember the reels we had - I think we had some disney ones.

  3. Yes I had one. My favorite reels were all my disney stories!

  4. We had several of these over the years! I remember pictures of Grand Canyon, for some reason.

  5. We had one, I think it used to by ma parents'. I think we had 2 or 3 reels but I have no idea what they were. I think it was just a bunch of random pretty pictures. I liked them though

  6. I had a red one and I think we had a Lion King reel! That's the only one I really remember!

  7. I remember viewfinders fondly. My favorite reel was one showing different national parks.

  8. I never had one, but my cousins did and they let me use theirs.

  9. I did not, but they are so cool!

    lauren becker

  10. No have not had one of these before.

  11. I did have one! I cant really remember the reels we had, but we did have a few of them! WE loved them!

  12. I did have one! I remember having cartoon characters on the reels but not any specific reel in particular! Such a fun prize offering!

  13. I had a viewfinder when I was a kid but have no idea what reels I had or liked.

  14. Yes - I loved the mammoth Caves one we had. :)

  15. I loved them, especially the ones on outer space. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

  16. Yes I for my favorite was Lion King

  17. Yes I loved mine. I don't remember any of the specific reels though!

  18. I didn't have one but I played with my cousins. I don't remember any reels.