It really needs to be a prime lens otherwise the zoom mechanism complicates things.
The diameter of the bore in the inner helix needs to be wide enough to take the rear elements of the lens you are using too.
Lenses such as my Schneider Super Angulon 65mm have quite large rear element assemblies. Almost as big as the front.
You also need to be able to mount a small circular lens board to the front of the helix. In that respect, my Minolta lens seems to have been designged for that very purpose!
Or you can spend £240 for the proper Schneider focusing mount.