SnapShot – Technical Edition
With Rise & Shift
The Technical SnapShot is a development of the Standard SnapShot system, with the addition of 15mm rise and shift on the front standard, for added creative control.
(image courtesy of 35mmc.com – lens and optical viewfinder not included)
The front standard includes two small thumbscrews. These can be loosened and the entire lens plate slid vertically or to the left (from behind the camera) by 15mm to add rise/shift as required.
How to identify the spacer bars you require
To work out which spacer bars you need to focus your lens, you simply need to take the flange depth of your lens in millimetres and subtract 51. This is because the total depth of both the main body and the bellows, with the helicoid at its shortest position, is 51mm. (The standard SnapShot depth is 46mm, and the Technical version has an additional plate on the front for rise/shift.)
For an excellent list of lenses and their flange depths, please see the table from Frozen Photon Camera Co HERE
The spacer bars are interchangeable, as is the threaded lens board. Please get in touch with me if you need clarification of spacer bar length required.
Standard 4×5 sheet film holders are inserted beneath the sprung ground glass, and secured in place using the standard retaining ribs found on all holders. Along with these, the following holders have also been tested to successfully fit beneath the glass;
Grafmatic 6 sheet holder
ChromaGraphica double dry plate
ChromaGraphica single wet plate
To fit larger holders, such as medium format rollfilm, LomoGraflok to Polaroid, the ground glass can be removed entirely.
The following are included with your SnapShot:
Matte Black Laser cut acrylic front/rear plates
Fixed Metal M65 helicoid – 17-31mm range
Lens board – additional boards available separately
Removable Ground glass – with integrated rebate for optional fresnel lens
Set of 4 aluminium spacer bars for bellows plate – according to lens focal length
There is no lens or remote cable release included with the Snapshot – This will need to be supplied by the photographer.