Quote Originally Posted by Len Robertson View Post
Clayton - It would be wonderful if you could post your pages to Wikipedia, or somewhere.
Gosh! My "ambition" is only to make italian collectors (and vintage photogaphy entusiasts...) a little more conscius that, besides Rollei, Leica and Linhof, other cameras existed in the world... By the way, I was intrigued by the kinematics of Cirkut (a camera I dreamed for a long time to have...) and the "rationale" of its movement.
Regarding the focusing difference between your focusing back and Cirkut Attachment, I wonder if the camera body (or at least the focusing back) aren't original to the Cirkut Attachment?
But I don't worry for that: I'll put a shim, in front of the groundglass, exactly of the same thickness of the difference.
I believe gear pitch is a term indicating somewhat the number of gear teeth per length of measure.
Exact ! I counted the teeth: 290. Then measured the outer diameter: 232mm, that is 9.1338 inches. 290/9.1338 is 32 (rounded value) ! So, it's a "diametral pitch". See this drawing (original in http://www.engineersedge.com/gears/gear_tooth_parts.htm :


And here the formulas for spur gears:
http://www.engineersedge.com/gear_formula.htm .

But, it would have been better, in the Cirkut formula, to use plainly the number of teeth, avoiding a "rounded value" .... After all, to explain the movements in a Cirkut camera and its relative "speed", it's all a question of ratios among teeth in different drives. Isn't it ?

A panoramic photo of Venice - Piazza San Marco, would not be so bad... Well, probably too many people going around. Some nice "blurring", however...
Kindest regards.
Roberto.