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Philippe Grunchec
16-Aug-2009, 17:31
I'd like to use my lenses mounted on small Toyo boards (110mm I think) on my Tachihara 8x10 with Sinar boards: does an adapter exist? I don't find it on the Toyo accessories list :(

Barry Wilkinson
16-Aug-2009, 22:10
Hi Philippe,

I use one that was made by Sinar, however they don't appear very often on the used market. Keep a lookout on the auction sites but you may have to have one made?

Small Toyo field panels are 110mm which I prefer to Linhof when using larger lenses. However I suspect you will find Sinar to Linhof adapters more easily.


17-Aug-2009, 06:17
If you are a bit handy: get a Sinar lensboard and make one your self !

I used Wista parts for an adapter plate to make an adapterplate for the Sinar and Technika plates.


Philippe Grunchec
17-Aug-2009, 10:04
Well, I'm not handy at all :(

17-Aug-2009, 10:38
In that way........

I am back in Holland, Europe in the second half of September again.
I might be able to make something for you with a Sinar <> Linhof Technika board then, but I have to check when back.


Philippe Grunchec
17-Aug-2009, 11:19
Thanks in advance, Peter!

17-Aug-2009, 14:42
Don't know about shipping charges, but SK Grimes makes adapter boards. You send them your Sinar board and they adapt it to the smaller board of your choice. I think it costs about $125. For a bit more, they can supply the larger board as well.

FYI, Toyo field boards are the same size (and very slightly thinner) than Canham lens boards which are cheaper ($34 at Badger) and readily available.

Barry Wilkinson
24-Aug-2009, 00:40
There is a Chinese one here (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/For-Sinar-4x5-to-Toyo-Lens-Adapter_W0QQitemZ200368205945QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photography_OtherAccess_RL?hash=item2ea6e03079&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14)

Philippe Grunchec
24-Aug-2009, 03:42
Thanks, Barry!