BICAM II

Rise & Fall movements on a compact and lightweight wide angle & studio camera.

Silvestri cameras are known for their combination of corrective movements with medium format portability. Now, in the film-plus-digital age, the Silvestri Bicam continues to satisfy your camera needs with ingenious solutions.

It is compact, flexible and efficient 
You start with an 0,8 kg weight (body only, including quick-mount device). You add the back for conventional film operation or you integrate with a high-resolution digital back. For both conventional and digital operation, the user has access to Silvestri's broad range of front and rear accessories. This is an open-ended system which develops and adapts to the needs of the photographer.

Bicam has a particular knack for wide-angle photography. This is where we encounter greatly reduced distances from lens to focal plane, threatening flexibility of movements. Also, precise focusing and parallel alignment of planes are major concerns. Bicam, with its rigid construction, can solve the problems.

Bicam is versatile

It can in one moment pair up with a 24XLmm Digitar, then be accessorized with a Flexi-Bellows for use in studio work, with an 80mm or 100mm Digitar. For rapid shooting, Bicam can function with Silvestri wide-angle viewfinder; when perfect framing is required, Bicam couples quickly to the Sliding Back Adapter, bringing a ground-glass screen into action.

BICAM II

Wide-Angle, Landscape, Architectural, Industrial and Still Life Photography

Front Components

Rear Components

Front Components

Flexi Bellow Maxi II

The Flexi Bellows Maxi II mounts lenses with the Silvestri bayonet without the requirement of a helical focusing ring. The extension capability of the rail together with the advantage of the micrometric focusing extends the versatility of the Bicam 2 in still-life, industrial, architectural photography and in all the other fields where high quality performance is paramount. The Flexi Bellows Maxi II features the lens side shift movements and micrometric tilt and swing movements. Suitable for both Bicam II and Bicam III.

Rodenstock lenses bayonet mount
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Schneider lenses in bayonet mount
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- Tilt 15+15° Micrometric adjustment with locking system.
- Swing 15+15° Micrometric adjustment with locking system.
- Extension: 75mm with click and micrometric adjustment.
- Side Shift 15+15mm.
- Possibility to move back the camera standard in order to clear wide angle lenses.
- Made in high grade anodized aluminium with movement on trapezoidal rails with Teflon sliding block.
Code 3002

Lens Boards for lenses in helical focusing mount

Code 1117 Lens Board with bayonet Type A (23mm)
Code 1118 Lens Board with bayonet Type S (6,5mm)
Code 1118D Lens Board with bayonet TypeS 10mm Shift(6,5mm)
Code 1119 Lens Board with bayonet Type R (3,5mm)
Code 1120 Lens Board with bayonet Type B (13,65mm)
Code 1121 Lens Board with bayonet Type E (24,8mm)
Code 1122 Lens Board with bayonet Type C (24mm)
Code 1123 Lens Board with bayonet Type F (17,55mm)
Code 1124 Extension Board Type D shift 15+15mm (40,3mm)

See the Combination Table tab for the right lens board - lens combination >

Rear Components

Extension Rings

The extension rings are used to adjust the different lengths of the lenses.

The rings n.1 and n.2 are also available in the 10mm offset and in the shiftable 15+15mm versions, which are useful to increase the rise or to combine the rise with the side shift movement.

Code 3547 Extension ring n. 0
Code 3565 Extension Ring N.1 (16,5mm)
Code 3565B Extension Ring N.1 shiftable 15+15mm
Code 3575 Extension Ring n. 2 (23,5mm)
Code 3575B Extension Ring N.2 shiftable 15+15mm

See the Combination Table tab for the right extension ring - lens combination >

Live Video Adapter

Direct adapter for digital backs. The digital back needs to be triggered externally, no internal contacts available.

The Live video adapters are available with the following interfaces:

code description
DF7020 Adapter with Hassel V 6x6 interface
DF7019 Adapter with Hasselblad H1 interface
DF7013 Adapter with Contax 4,5x6 interface
DF7015 Adapter with Mamiya 645 AFD interface 

Sliding Back Adapters

Stitching Sliding Back Adapter

Stitching sliding adapter with drop-in plates. The drop-in plate is available with different fittings for digital backs and it is placable in both vertical and horizontal position for portrait and landscape formats. Therefore with the stitching function you will obtain images with more o less panoramic proportions.

D7023 Slide Adapter 5x7 stitching without drop-in plate

Drop-in plates for sliding adapter

Code D7023H Drop-in Plate Hasselblad 'H' fitting
Code D7023V Drop-in Plate Hasselblad 'V' fitting
Code D7023M Drop-in Plate Mamiya 645 AFD fitting
Code D7023C Drop-in Plate Contax 645 fitting
Code D7023A Drop-in Plate Leaf Afi fitting

Accessories

Actuator for Hasselblad V lenses


The Silvestri Actuator adapts Hasselblad lenses from the V series with Silvestri cameras for digital use. It performs the cocking and triggering functions normally executed inside the Hasselblad body. Code 1150

Focusing Bellow


Darkens the focal plane making viewing and focusing clearer. Compatible with Sliding Back Adapter code D7023 and 6x9 back with ground glass code 4090. Code 5010

Talos Filter Holder

The Talos Filter Holder has two slots for filters which can be turned to position the filters as desired, this option is especially useful when using graduated and polarizing filters. A neoprene seal is inside the slot closer to the lens to avoid flares behind the filter. code 3410

Combination Tables

Mirrorless Adapters

Fuji GFX Adapter

The Fuji GFX Adapter allows to transform your Fuji camera into a compact view camera.The Fuji camera body acts like a digital back while the Bicam body with Flexi Bellow Maxi offers all the correction movements, vertical and horizontal shift, tilt and swing, in a light and compact solution easy to carry and to assemble.

code DA1010 

Sony Alpha Adapter

Converts your equipment into a high-end digital camera.
The Sony ALpha Adapter allows to transform your Sony camera into a compact view camera.The Sony camera body acts like a digital back while the Bicam body with Flexi Bellow Maxi offers all the correction movements, vertical and horizontal shift, tilt and swing, in a light and compact solution easy to carry and to assemble. The Silvestri adapter requires no modifications to the camera.

code DA1012

Dimensions
height 165mm x lenght 147mm x depth 50mm
Weight:
760 grammes
Lenses attachment:
Silvestri lens board, Silvestri bayonet.
Backs attachment
Silvestri standard four points attachment

Vertical shift:
15mm rise - 15mm fall

Compatible digital back mounts:
Hasselblad V, Hasselblad H, Phase One - Mamiya 645, Contax 645, Afi.

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Bicam camera body Code 7000
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