Horseman Sinar compatibility : 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 (, November 09, 2001


I hvae used a number of Horseman boards on a Sinar F+ and had no problems ....

-- Ted Harris (, 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 ) they stil have a few (gotta be patient their english isn't much of a muchness). Good luck!

-- andrea milano (, 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 (, 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 (, November 15, 2001.

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