Sinar Norma 4x5/5x7 : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi i am wondering about availability of various parts and bellows for these older Norma cameras? also, a comparison of their respective weight (w/o lenses).i had a norma years ago and sold it and i am interested in lf again especially 5x7(or 13x18cm) as i use a linhof tk23 for much of my work. i prefer the ratio of 5x7 over 4x5 but realize fim options are limited; also there are times when 4x5 is more preferable for client work. i am also open to other suggestions for 5x7 and would welcome anyone's experience with arca swiss. i saw the discovery and it seems like a wonderful cmaera for field/studio. i had an ebony and as beautiful as it was it was too complicated to set-up and take down. my hope is to be able to have a comra on tripod, and be able to make an image in about 35060 seconds,composing and then film loading etc. thanks for your comments.

-- robert lyons (, July 20, 2001


the bellows should be interchangable/replacable with current Sinar bellows, so should the monorail and tripod mount. I'm pretty surethat goes forthe groundglass /frame assembly as well. You can contat Sinar at for more info.

-- Ellis Vener Photography (, July 21, 2001.

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