SINAR C1 - this is a Sinar product that combines (the “C”) a “P” series rear frame bearer with a front F1 frame bearer. This combination gives serious “up-value engineering” to the F1 model with the stronger micro adjustable geared rear P1/P2 frame bearer. Both the rear and front frames have independent tilt, rise/fall, shift and swivel movements allowing infinite focusing and perspective adjustments.
This unit is “all there.” It is used but not abused and in excellent condition showing usual minor signs of use. The bellows is light-tight and in very good condition. It is standard length, allowing 65mm-400mm lenses to be mounted and used.
The SINAR supplied front lens mount plate is 110mm square but this camera includes a 110mm plate with Linhof/Wista 99x96 adapter allowing the plentiful and inexpensive lens boards - with your lens already mounted - to be swiftly and easily swapped during a shooting session. This accessory, alone, is worth $65-$110.
And this is NOT just another 4x5!!! It includes the micro adjustable rear frame bearer and the 110mm to 99x96 Linhof/Wista lens board. Another significant “extra” to consider is that SINAR created “system camera models” - all F and P parts are fully interchangeable. Each camera in these model sets can go - with the proper adapters and accessories - from 120 roll film backs to 4x5 up to 8x10 cut film and on to full digital backs with as many MPs affordable, giving the photographer a forward path and backwards compatibility once having purchased a basic 4x5 camera parts set.
This is a excellent choice for the novice just starting out in large format photography, the experienced photographer getting “back in” large format with only a modest investment or the Pro wishing to procure a camera that will grow with the far ranging creativity of the person behind the ground glass.
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