Differences between Sinar F and F1greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), August 17, 2001.