Field camera that takes Sinar boards

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  1. 2F/2F

    2F/2F Member

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    Hello,

    I can swear I remember reading about a modern folding field camera line that takes Sinar boards. However, in doing some research for a friend, I looked at the details of Shen-Hao, Tachihara, Chamonix, Ebony, etc., and saw that they all take Linhof boards.

    Am I nuts, or does this field camera that takes Sinar boards actually exist?

    For those who shoot with one of the cameras I mentioned above and with a Sinar, how do you do it? Do you put every lens on a Linhof board, and use a Linhof to Sinar adapter board when you use the monorail?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    The bigger Shen Hao do [5x7 and bigger] or at least they did.

    Almost all my lenses are on Linhof boards. My cameras have Sinar to Linhof adapter boards installed. The one lens too big to easily mount on a Linhof board is on a Sinar lensboard. To use that I remover the adapter and mount the Sinar board. I'd do the same thing to use the Sinar type recessed board I bought. Linhof recessed sizes are too tiny for me.
     
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    The ebony 8x10 takes sinar boards, I sold some to an ebony shooter.
     
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    My Canham JMC takes Sinar lensboards—I use them, one per lens. It is a pretty big board!
     
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    The Phillips cameras I've seen take Sinar boards, but I haven't seen anything smaller than their 8x10.

    I use a Horseman monorail that takes the same board as Sinar, and use a Technika to Sinar/Horseman adapter board so I can use the same lenses on a 4x5 Wista and the Horseman without remounting.

    Lee
     
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    My Ebony 8x10 takes Sinar and Linhof boards. My 4x5 Ebony only takes the Linhof size.

    The Walker 8x10 Titan XL takes Sinar boards.
     
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    The big Ebony, Canham, Shen and Tachiharas all use "Sinar-sized" boards.
     
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    It might help. You just missed it by a day and $5100.00, eBay Item number: 300278585602. A Phillips Concept II 8x10 field camera takes Sinar boards, so does my 1993 Phillips Advantage series 8x10 and Explorer 7x17. What format are you looking for?

    I have a Nikkor 450mm M that works on 4x5, 8x10 and 7x17. It sits on a Technika board for the Technikardan and that board goes into a Sinar adapter for the 8x10 or the 7x17.

    On the other hand a recent Phillips 8x10 Explorer would take a Technika board. Who is on First?

    John Powers
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I must have seen the Sinar board spec. when I was looking at the larger-sized Asian cameras; not the 4x5s. My friend wants a 4x5, so looks like he will have to get the Linhof to Sinar adapter board as a solution. Not too bad of a solution, except for minor hassle of having to ditch all the Sinar boards and get Linhof ones instead. Wish Sinar proper made a field camera.

    For myself, the 4x5 Tachihara would be a great camera. I do wish that they had a Graflok back, however.

    Thank you for all the replies.
     
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  10. Steve Hamley

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    Why not consider a Norma? While not a folder, or a field camera per se, it's certainly a "fieldable" camera that many people hike with. Solid, full movements, and not too heavy.

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  11. Ole

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    The Gandolfi Traditional 10x8" takes either Gandolfi or Sinar boards.

    Mine takes Sinar boards, but I'm thinking of swapping the front for a Gandolfi-board one. :wink: