… but then i figured it would be neat to be able to also use this lens on my new sinar f2 camera. it sounded like an easy thing to do: just get one lensboard adapter to use any linhof-board-mounted lens on my sinar camera.
some weeks after ordering it from a chinese ebay seller … i got an adapter and realized that something wasn’t right: my linhof board wouldn’t fit into the adapter.
at first i thought that the adapter was just poorly made, since the board *almost* fit … but after asking the seller for help, i learned that linhof actually made similar but different (and incompatible) lensboards for various series of cameras they built.
here’s a photo (that i found on flickr) of some of the sizes of linhof lensboards: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19650609/3900965944/
it seems like my lens is mounted on a technika iii board, whereas my chinese linhof-sinar adapter is intended for technika iv and v lensboards. *sigh*