It's like comparing chalk & chees.
Only you know whether you're best with a Monorail or Field camera. If you shoot in a studio the Sinar, for portability and landscape work the Deardorff.
thanks , I was more interested in seeing if these kits were priced well or overpriced
Both are nice kits! The Sinar is definitely a studio beast, although I wouldn't call my Deardorff lightweight by any stretch. I can't stand monorails in the field, although I'm sure someone here lugs their 8x10 Sinar F up mountains. Both are great deals *if* they go for something near the starting price.
There is no information if the Rodenstock lens is an old convertable Sironar or the latest APO-Sinonar N, or possibly something even better.
I suspect that the Deardorff will go at a price a bit higher than the minimum bid, the Sinar, maybe garner no bids at all.
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The Sinar is a deal at $950. The lens is worth a minimum of $250, $70 for the holders, $50 for the head, $75 for the case, $70 for the holders, $15 for the darkcloth--that's less than $500 for an 8x10 Sinar!
those are starting bids - final price is unknown
personally I wouldn't have a F Sinar but I LOVE P/P2's - but that is my opinion
The Sinar package went unsold for $950.
Nice as the Sinar was there are any number of excellent monorail cameras selling for lower prices, if that;s what you decide you want but you had 9 minutes to decide when I answered earlier
You need to be certain of what you want as the outlay is only just starting when you buy the camera, darkslides, film etc aren't cheap for 10x8.
Thanks All, Can't decide if I want a field or monorail