Fotoman Helicoids adaptable to Silvestri system?

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by jing q, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. jing q

    jing q Member

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    I was wondering if you could mount a lens on a Fotoman helicoid to use on a Silvestri Bicam lensboard? I know this is quite a specific question but hopefully someone has an answer...I'm not keen on spending 500 euros sending a lens back to italy to wait a month to have them put it on a helicoid.
     
  2. Justin Cormack

    Justin Cormack Member

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    Probably. The only issue is that infinity may be in a different place, so you may need a spacer, and calibrating this is quite a precise task. A good photographic machinist should be able to do it I would think.
     
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    thanks for the reply. I'm aware that the infinity point on the Fotoman helicoid can be adjusted...I'll see how that works out