I have either a Sinar F or an F Plus. If I take a second Sinar F Rear Standard -- with the geared focusing -- and replace my Sinar F's Front Standard with it -- then do I basically have the functionality of a Sinar F2?
I have yet to see a concise listing of the differences and eras for the various Sinar F models. I think there was the original Sinar F, then the F Plus, then the latest F1 and F2. With the F1 and F2 they went to the all black color and added beefy knurled kobs and a metal tripod mount? Wheras the Sinar F has a squat little plastic mount and the F Plus has a tall plastic handled mount?
Or did a miss an F something or other in there?
One cool thing I found is that a Crown Graphic folding focusing hood slips right into the older Sinar F ground glass back assembly. But it ain't too easy to remove (tight little springs).
Any other tips for setting up a Sinar F as a nice bulky field camera? I am already on the look out for a nice Norma tripod mount.