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    Lost in Sinar system

    Greetings,
    recently I bought a SinarX,without a lens or board so I started looking for lenses.Since I was more familiar with the Arca system, I am a bit confused.I dont know what to combine with what.Im mostly looking in the German e-bay and I can understand almost nothing of the item descriptions and this makes it even worst.
    So if anyone would be so kind to explain a few things about the sinar lens system or at least tell me where to look.I would very much apreciate it.
    And what do you think of the SinarX?
    Do you have any lenses to suggest?I need a portrait lens and landscape lens(is 90mm good enough or go wider?)
    Thank you

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    hello arsenios,

    why not have a look here:
    http://www.sinar.ch/site/index__gast...-rand-451.html

    This is the "Sinar System Catalog 2001" in English version.
    There is also a German version to be found here.
    You will also find the exact 'Sinar part numbers'.

    ---george

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    thank you on your reply.
    Let me see if I got this right,the sinar auto apperture shutter is generic and can be used with all copal lenses?And the DB lenses are lenses that have shutter/apperture built in?

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    but, but, but....you don't need to use any special shutter or aperature thingy with a sinar. You can simply mount what ever lens you have (assuming it is in an Copal shutter) in a Sinar lens board and shoot away....right? What am I missing here? Is the Sinar X one of those funny digital image capture devices?

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    Arsenios,

    you find a lot of comments about Sinar X on google, but you have to know all lenses on a sinar plate can fit into your camera.
    my first advice is to find on ebay lenses mouted on sinar plates, and you have to decide if you want to have independent shutter and lenses or lenses with copal shutter together. After this you can start looking on ebay.
    Send all the accesories you have with sinar, and I can see what you need
    I must go now but tomorow I shall have more time to answer
    Tudor

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    but, but, but....you don't need to use any special shutter or aperature thingy with a sinar. You can simply mount what ever lens you have (assuming it is in an Copal shutter) in a Sinar lens board and shoot away....right? What am I missing here? Is the Sinar X one of those funny digital image capture devices?
    SinarX is actually a P2 without the TTL back

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    Quote Originally Posted by Tudor Vreme View Post
    Send all the accesories you have with sinar, and I can see what you need
    I must go now but tomorow I shall have more time to answer
    Tudor
    Only thing I have is the SinarX without any lenses or boards or shutters.
    thank you

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    so, ordinary Sinar lensboards with ordinary lenses mounted in COpal shutters should work just fine.

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenios View Post
    SinarX is actually a P2 without the TTL back
    Actually - that's not QUITE it. Differences are:

    1. Doesn't, as you say, have the frame for light metering probe.
    2. No centre detents to movements like P2 has
    3. Rear standard carrier frame (or whatever you call the thing) can't be removed from the standard like it can on P2.
    4. Has red anodized shift knob. P2 has a black one.

    that's about it as far as I know...

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    Re: Lost in Sinar system

    If you want, you can buy a Sinar shutter; this mounts into the camera's front standard. Then you can use lenses in the Sinar DB mount; these have no shutters and are sometimes less expensive. Most people just use lenses in ordinary leaf shutters, Copal, Compur, etc., and mount those on a plain Sinar lensboard.

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