Differences between Sinar F and F1

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I'm planning to buy a Sinar camera body, but I have many choices of prices and models. Specially a Sinar F and a F1. The F is a lot cheaper than the F1, and I need some technical advice. If possible, I would be grateful if I get some ideas on lenses and backs. Thanks

-- Paulo Ogino (kophoto@gmx.net), August 16, 2001


The original F had plastic focus and locking knobs vs. the rubberized knobs on the F-1. It also had shorter rods on the front and rear standards (for rise and fall). The longer rods give more total movement, but the amount provided by the F is still plenty and it makes for a smaller package. The tripod mounting block is smaller as well to go with the shorter rods- again more compact. The one thig I am not sure about is if the F has the DOF calculator. If it doesn't, that would be a shortcomming. Otherwise, if you can find an F in good condition, it's a logical way to save a little money over buying the latest design.

-- David Rose (DERose1@msn.com), August 17, 2001.

The Sinar F has a DOF calculator.

-- edward kang (ekang@cse.nd.edu), August 17, 2001.

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