SnapShot- Technical System


20 in stock


Includes – Camera body, grip, ground glass, bellows plate with helicoid, spacer bars and lens board

Lead Time – 8-10 Weeks

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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.

Technical SnapShot

(image courtesy of – lens and optical viewfinder not included)


Technical SnapShot


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;

Fujifilm Quickload

Grafmatic 6 sheet holder

Polaroid 545

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 helicoid17-31mm range

Lens boardadditional boards available separately

Removable Ground glass – with integrated rebate for optional fresnel lens

Set of 4 aluminium spacer bars for bellows plateaccording 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.


Additional information

Weight 0.61 kg
Dimensions 15 × 20 × 20 cm
Spacer Bar Length

15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm, 40mm, 45mm, 50mm, 55mm, 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm, 90mm, 95mm, 100mm, 105mm, 110mm, 125mm, 130mm, 135mm, 140mm, 145mm, 150mm

Shutter Size

Copal 00, Copal 0, Copal 1, Custom


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