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    book, "The Sinar System Handbook" By Carl Koch

    Is this book worth buying?
    It seems to be scarce, and VERY expensive for a book.
    I guess it is more of a collectable, than a resource?
    I do not know the contents.

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    Re: book, "The Sinar System Handbook" By Carl Koch

    This went through almost annual revisions because it was keyed to the equipment being sold at the time. The Broncolor flash info was updated more often than the camera data. I probably have a couple of copies buried somewhere. I don't know why
    anyone would actually need one - half promo/half technique. What is generally more
    useful is the "Sinar Code", which was the illustrated equipment catalog with part numbers - helpful when shopping for used gear.

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    Re: book, "The Sinar System Handbook" By Carl Koch

    Thank you VERY much for this information!

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    Re: book, "The Sinar System Handbook" By Carl Koch

    Worth buying? Definitely no.
    Worth having (gift, inheritance, etc.)? No.

    I have the 1974 edition. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it was too much.

    When I think of a "System Handbook" I think of Wildi's excellent Hasselblad series.
    Those books present tons of useful information.

    The Sinar book is just an advertisement with some basic view camera movements.

    - Leigh
    If you believe you can, or you believe you can't... you're right.

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