The production of the Silvestri cameras started in Florence, Italy, at the beginning of the eighties by the work of Vincenzo Silvestri who designed and developed the original project. The intents were that of providing the photographers of architecture with a wide angle camera extremely compact and light-weight, compared to the large view cameras produced in that period, and with the essential movements for the perspective correction. The shift mechanism permitted a total rise or fall of 25mm, it consisted in a control knob and two counter posed screws right/left and allowed a precise setting and locking of the shift. The attachment of the roll film back was Graflex compatible that opened the system to the application of various backs like Mamiya, Horseman, Wista, etc.The image viewing and the focusing were made on the ground glass by mean of a magnifying lens in a leather bellow. The whole camera structure was made in anodized aluminum worked with CNC machineries, ensuring constructive exactness and reliability. Practically the SLV camera allowed to shift in any direction by simply placing and levelling the back horizontally or vertically and by orienting the camera body leaning it to the right or left, or upwards or upside down.
Some samples of this first model were made in an almost handcraft way but meeting a good interest among the specialized photographers, Silvestri was pushed to develop a new and improved model of SLV. This second model had a bayonet for attaching the lenses and an interchangeable system for the backs. This gave the SLV a major extension and flexibility and the range of lenses grew to 3 Schneider lenses: Super Angulon 5,6/65mm, Super Angulon 5,6/75mm and Symmar 5,6/100mm, beside the Super Angulon 5,6/47mm , all lenses had a bayonet attachment and a focusing helical mount. The interchangeable backs allowed to insert the extension rings to compensate the difference in focal distance among the various lenses. The 4 points of 8° attachment, quick and precise to use, also accepted backs of different formats like the 6x12cm and the 4x5.
Shift able camera offering a total shift of 25mm, 15mm rise and 10mm fall. The micrometric self-locking shift command is an easy to use ribbed wheel located just below the lens housing. The incorporated viewfinder with interchangeable frames is linked to the shift movement of the lens. Standard format 6x7cm and 6x9 cm, backs available for 6x12cm and 4x5 inches formats.
Several spirit levels are located both on the camera body and on the rotating back. Some of the first samples of the Model H camera have a plate with the name "Hermes". A very complete set with several extra items. The finder is OK and the ground screen is recently replaced.
All the water bubbles on the camera are working. The lens protection bar is extra and there is also the set cover the holes if you dont use the bar.There is a lens shade with cap. Also a protection plate to cover the ground-screen.
This set comes with the interchangeable Super-Angulon 47mm F5.6 XL -120° Multicoating lens. In nice and good condition, No dents no heavy wear. The 5030 finder has some users wear. The ground screen is a.
Are in full working order. Is bright and clear, the water bubble is OK. Film back Horseman works OK.
No black spots no fungus. Works OK on all speeds. Silvestri Rotating Reflex Viewfinder 5030 finder SLV T30 Bicam H. Sinar Shade for the Super-Angulon 47mm F5.6.HMC PL-CIR filter 67mm (circulair). The item "Silvestri H camera. A very complete set with Schneider-Kreuznach 47mm lens" is in sale since Friday, November 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Foto & Camcorder\Analoge Fotografie\Analogkameras". The seller is "jlkwide" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.