Is an old Sinar P better than a new Sinar X buygreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I 've got a deal to but an old Sinar P for about #1,000.oo but a new Sinar X cost about #2,000.00. Apart from the SInar X not having all the spec of a Sinar P2, does the old Sinar P have all the spec of t he new SInar P2
-- steve erak (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 1999
It depends on how old the P is and what shape it is in, and what you'll be using it for. The P evolved gradually over the years it was produced.
-- Ellis Vener (email@example.com), September 11, 1999.
If it's younger than about 1975 I would always take the P because of the stability.
-- Lot (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 11, 1999.
Lot, the Sinar X is a simplified version of the P2: non interchangable format (no 5x7 or 8x10) and no metering back, among other things.
-- Ellis Vener (email@example.com), September 12, 1999.
Thanks Ellis, I thought it was the economy version of the F2.
-- Lot (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 12, 1999.
Thanks I bought the old Siar P (1984) over the weekend with 4x5 & 5x7, and a Rodenstock 120 mm lens for about $1,500.00. The two back cmae with WA bellows and the normal ones.
The new Sinar X woyuld have costed $3,000.00
In the research I conducted too, the majot difference between a SIna P and Ps is the shift and tilt knob on the P is controlled by the same knob, and a switch that is moved upwards, while it is controlled by two different knobs on the P2. Also the collor, while P2 is pre black, P is silver finish. Although they say the internal working ofthe P2 is a bit advance than the P, but that is neither here or there for what I want to use it for.
-- steve erak (email@example.com), September 13, 1999.