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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Is the Chinese copy also marked Sinar? Just want to know whether they are easy to tell apart. Also, would you pay £200 for a beat up pan tilt head in usable condition. It feels very very expensive.

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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Here is how to get the copy from China....
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pan-Tilt-He...MAAOSw5cNYLR1Q
    I believe that the quality of materials and overall design of the green original Norma is superior. I guess I am a Norma purist

    Myself I am now retired and in the process of building a dream studio (think 1960s/1970s equipment of my particular taste) and I am now selectively buying Norma stuff to round out my equipment. Prices are all over the place.....

    When you say "it feels really really expensive", are you meaning holding it in your hands it feels expensive, or do you think that is an "over the top" price? It was originally very expensive in 1960s Dollars/Euros!

    Two weeks ago I walked into one of our local pro camera shops, and they offered a near-mint Norma pan/tilt head head, they were asking $275 US. I counter offered with $210 US and they accepted my offer. I wanted another (I have four already) but did not want to pay "the moon".

    200 Euros seems acceptable to me, as long as there is no breakage anywhere. Normas are not indestructable but many have been abused during their lives. Often Normas look battered and scarred but perform their functions beautifully.
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Mine from China (when i'd assumed I'd never find a good genuine article) does have a "Sinar" badging, but you can tell it isn't a true Sinar by the finish right away. Not bad, but different. I bought a Sinar head in very good shape for less than the Chinese one, and prefer the Sinar one.

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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Here's a Norma one for 150 Euros:

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/SINAR-NEIGER...IAAOSwoapfHYBK
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Thanks! Bought it.

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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Got stuck early on ... I can't get the small gib (?) screws to budge. I tried whatever nail polish remover I happened to find in the household (non-acetone) but no luck, and I worry about breaking them. Is there anything else I can use to remove the nail polish, since it seems what I have does not work?

    Worst case, I have to leave it as it is for the time being. If so, can I get to the swing mechanism without separating the focussing assembly halves?
    "Be still and allow the mud to settle."

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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Unkefer View Post
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    Worked for Coleman Canada, brought to the UK my Coleman Stove and Lantern, but sourcing Coleman fuel at that time was difficult and expensive. Just checked [via Google] and the fuel is available [Amazon and others] and the price is reasonable.
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    I tried again today, soaked the gib screws with the solution I have at home, and after a while I got all three out. Patience and decent tools goes a long way.
    "Be still and allow the mud to settle."

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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Sinar Norma Handy Lowboy 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    My fifth Norma is this homemade in my shop "Sinar Norma Handy Lowboy" which will get some use.

    The lensboard cone and helical are stock Sinar Norma items in the Norma catalog.

    With the Sinarsix and Schneider 65mm F8 Center Filter I am good to go.
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Unkefer View Post
    Sinar Norma Handy Lowboy 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    My fifth Norma is this homemade in my shop "Sinar Norma Handy Lowboy" which will get some use.

    The lensboard cone and helical are stock Sinar Norma items in the Norma catalog.

    With the Sinarsix and Schneider 65mm F8 Center Filter I am good to go.
    Cool!
    What kind of viewer did you use?
    How attached?
    NormaN

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