Horseman Sinar compatibilitygreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Are lens boards and bellows interchangeable between the Sinar F and P cameras and the Horseman L frame cameras? I had been told they were but others have cautioned that the Horseman lensboards are thicker and can actually damage the retainer mechanism of the Sinar. Anyone have the "real" story?
-- Dave Schneider (email@example.com), November 09, 2001
I hvae used a number of Horseman boards on a Sinar F+ and had no problems ....
-- Ted Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 09, 2001.
Nonsense. They are, for any practical purpose, Identical. There are minor differences also in other components like bellows and film holder but compatibility is a minor issue, I am not sure for example that the two separate shutters systems horseman and Sinar are compatible but I guess isn't a very major problem. Horseman isn't always cheaper than Sinar. Another interesting thing is the Rotary back , even the model especially made for Horseman L cameras fits perfectly Sinar(you can find this at http://www.fotoabro.nl ) they stil have a few (gotta be patient their english isn't much of a muchness). Good luck!
-- andrea milano (email@example.com), November 10, 2001.
I have also found that Horseman boards fit my Sinar p. Didn't Horseman copy the Sinar board design on purpose? To make them somewhat compatible?
-- Richard Stum (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 2001.
I also have a Horseman lens board which is perfectly interchangeable with the Sinar boards that I use on my F2.
-- Alex Weiner (email@example.com), November 15, 2001.