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    Looking for product specific documentation for Sinar F 4 by 5 [i.e. manuals, parts]

    I recently purchased [and just received yesterday] my first LF view camera. It is a used Sinar - F view 4 by 5. Got a Rodenstock 210mm f/5.6 copal 1 BT [42mm] lens, several film backs, etc.

    I have found some documentation online but it is not as complete in describing the various parts that adjust and move this unit as I would like. I have enough comfort with what I need to do and am willing to try it, but it is the fact I do not know which knob or touch point will accomplish that goal. I have and will continue to try, but to avoid breaking anything, I would love to find some documentation that would at least identify each part and place on the unit for me, and I could figure it out from there.

    So anything is appreciated. I have six documents so far, one even from Sinar itself, but none identify everything, am I asking or expecting too much here?

    You would think that Sinar or any maker would have a user friendly pictorial of each part and what it is called and even better what it does written down somewhere.

    But so far the Swiss seem to have eaten too much chocolate and forgotten such details.

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    Re: Looking for product specific documentation for Sinar F 4 by 5 [i.e. manuals, part

    Did you find this manual? It seems to explain all parts pretty thoroughly.

    http://di.hexagram.ca/files/manuals/...tionmanual.pdf

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    Re: Looking for product specific documentation for Sinar F 4 by 5 [i.e. manuals, part

    Here is a very good book that will explain what camera movements are for and how to use them.

    http://www.amazon.com/Using-View-Cam.../dp/0817463534

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    Re: Looking for product specific documentation for Sinar F 4 by 5 [i.e. manuals, part

    Quote Originally Posted by dgh23train View Post
    the Swiss seem to have... forgotten...
    As a fellow Sinar owner, it has often occurred to me that if there's one thing we can rely on, it's the unlikelihood of that suggestion.

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    Re: Looking for product specific documentation for Sinar F 4 by 5 [i.e. manuals, part

    Here are pics of Sinar F instructions, I sold them with camera few weeks ago:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...49#post1154449







    Also, search in very little known search engine for "sinar F manual" will lead you to this pdf

    http://di.hexagram.ca/files/manuals/...tionmanual.pdf
    Last edited by VictoriaPerelet; 9-Aug-2014 at 11:59.

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