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    Kevin Kolosky
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    Sinar breakdown

    Has anyone here taken apart a sinar camera?

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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    Its been a while, but yes. Which model are you concerned about?
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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    Yep. But you have to indicate the specific model and format.

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    Kevin Kolosky
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    what I want to know is whether there are schematics available for the various cameras for folks that want to take them apart.

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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    Sure. There are various repair manuals floating about.
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    You'll also need to know how to put it back together again; proper cleaning / proper lubricants / adjustments / etc.
    Last edited by Jerry Bodine; 25-Jun-2019 at 15:40.

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    Kevin Kolosky
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    Ok. Cannot seem to find a manual, so I will just ask the question and see if anyone knows he answer.

    Received a Sinar F camera with some other stuff I bought for the P2. F is in nice shape, but has a couple of issue. One of them is this.

    On the rear standard the hold down stay (for lack of a better word or words) for the swing and shift doesn't seem to be working properly, although when I take it apart, and take the font standard apart, both look exactly the same and the front standard works, meaning when I move the lever over to the side it locks the swing and shift, whereas on the rear standard when I tighten the lever it does not lock the swing and shift. But again, both look exactly the same when taken apart.

    What am I missing here (besides the service manual)?

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    The lock is essentially just a cam. It's meant to have just so much tolerance in tension, plus or minus, when tightened. But after long-term use, the degree of play might get worn down just too much, and need replacement as a part. The change might be hard to spot visually, but these things do wear out. There might be other answers, but that's the most obvious to me.

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    Kevin Kolosky
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    I don't see how that could be. The rod that controls the tilt goes all the way through and is between the stay and the screw. A large bushing causes them not to touch. Its something else.

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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    I also seek a Sinar Norma Parts and Disassembly manual.

    I think Bernice was working on a Norma thread.

    The P we have from this post.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...=1#post1446185
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