IS THE PRICE RIGHT FOR A SINAR P2? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi I've been offered a brand New Sinar X with a P2 rear standard, 75mm,150mm and 210mm lenses, 2 6x8 roll film backs and a polo back and bag and ext bellow for 6800 dollars. Would you'll think that the price is right or too expensive or could it be possible i am getting it for a steal????? Thanx -Jignesh

-- Jignesh Jhaveri (, November 12, 1998


Not knowing specifically which lens are included in the deal I'd say this a fair to good deal: From the B&H Pro Source book, these are the new prices: Sinar X: $4195.00, bag bellows: $ 259.00, standard bellows: $259.00 Horseman 6x7 backs: $469(x2)=$ 938.00, Polaroid 545i:$ 145.00, 75mm f/4.5 Grandagon:$1295.; 150mm Sironar: $ 749; 210 Sironar:$ 989.00 Total: $8829. essentially you are getting the 75mm f/4.5 Grandagon and 150mm f/5.6 Sinonar-S free.

-- Ellis (, November 13, 1998.

Thanks a lot Ellis, I think i am getting avery fair deal as everything is new, and the lenses are Sironar or Schneider or Nikon ( mychoice ) If you could elaborate on the difference between an X and a P2 it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jignesh

-- Jignesh Jhaveri (, November 13, 1998.


I've read in one of the UK magazines that Sinar (UK) are offering 25% discount off the price of SinarP2 as a special 50th Anniversary offer.

You may be able to get a similar deal in the USA

-- David Nash (, November 13, 1998.

You can get the info. about the difference between P2 and X at As a comment to David's, I have purchased a P2 from US Sinar at $5000 when they were doing the anniversary offer. But I also saw in magazine that they offered the lower price during early in this year. Since the us sinar site doesn't mention the current promotion, you have to directly call them. But they seem to do some promotions quite often.

-- Masayoshi Hayashi (, November 20, 1998.

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