View Full Version : Rodenstock 55mm Lens & Sinar P2

David Solow
15-Mar-2011, 05:24
I am thinking of buying a Rodenstock 55mm f/4.5 Apo-Grandagon Lens. Can I use it with my Sinar P2? If it is too short, what is the shortest lens I can use with the Sinar P2? Which bag bellows should I get the #1 or #2? The reason I want the 55mm lens is for landscapes mostly. I plan on getting a used Linhof Master Technika eventually, but for now I would like to use my Sinar for landscape shots that I can shoot right next to my car. I know the Sinar is too heavy to be carrying around.

Phil Hudson
15-Mar-2011, 06:02
Not a direct answer but you'll need the Master Technika 2000 or 3000 for ultra wide lenses as these have the focusing track inside the housing (the MT Classic does not). Alternatively mount the lens in a helicoid lens panel for focusing (no movements).

Bob Salomon
15-Mar-2011, 06:12
The Linhof Technikardan 45S easily handles lenses down to 35mm and as long as 400mm. In fact, the Linhof Kardan re, GT and GTL monorails also easily use 35mm through 1100mm lenses as well.

Jim Noel
15-Mar-2011, 08:09
I can use the lens on a Sinar Norma with a flat board. You should be able to do the same.

15-Mar-2011, 22:52
The 45mm Grandagon can also be used on a flat panel on a Sinar. But you should get the WA Bellows 2. You would need a recessed board for the 35mm and shorter lenses.