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    How to Carry my 4x5 Sinar?

    I have a Sinar P2 and F2. I'll probably leave P2 inside and carry the F2 with me. I have both the Lightware V4000 and the Sinar metal case for the F2. The Lightware may be lighter to carry.

    And I need some cart to carry the case. I'm open to all suggestions. I know there may be many choices. I'm still not sure if I'd plan to carry the Sinar on a trail or to the mountain. I'll pack one or two more lenses, 5-10 film holder, filter pack and a tripod.

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    How to carry a 4x5 Sinar?

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    I have a Sinar F2. Even though F stands for "field", in my opinion, it's not a field camera. I love my F2 and used it for over 30 years. My F2 came with a hard case that held the camera, an extra bellows, slot for 2 lens boards. It's too heavy for me to carry on a trail. I would consider a folding view camera instead of a rail camera. You won't have the DOF scales or the swing and tilt calculators of a Sinar.
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    You don't, and let the mule carry it instead. Seriously, though, there are cameras better suited to field work than a Sinar, some of which will cost less than a mule.

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    i like using a tenba car case.
    its handy for cameras with rails ( you can put it upside rail across the top, body in the middle compartment )
    it has a padded lens case for your lenses, and enough space to put EVERYTHING you need in there
    film holders, dark cloth, meters, lenses, flask of booze, monocular / binocular viewer, compendium &c ... and it really isn't too hard to carry.
    i use the 2 handles because the shoulder strap doesn't really come in handy. before the house fell on me ... maybe but not now.

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    On another forum there were several advocates of either a baby buggy (sometimes with the baby seat removed) or a 3-wheel bicycle trailer, for use as hand-pulled trail carts. Either would easily be up the weight and bulk.

    Baby buggies have hand-brakes, and proper handles oriented correctly for pushing and pulling. Bike trailers generally carry the weight much lower (more important on rough ground) and are a little cheaper.

    Or - as already suggested in this thread - get an assistant who can't complain.

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    I'm looking for a small pull-over, like the one you use to carry one suitcase. So I can at least use it from my car to client's site... I do not want to carry it in my hand.

    I agree that Sinar is heavy...

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    This could be your custom built ticket. Listing ends in 3 days so act fast.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sinar-F1-F2-...era_Cases_Bags
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    I have my F in a Lowepro backpack. I can fit the F (compressed onto a 6" rail), two 12" extension rails, two lenses, and light meter in the backpack, and then carry my film holders and spare film in a Calumet belt pouch designed for 4x5 holders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    This could be your custom built ticket. Listing ends in 3 days so act fast.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sinar-F1-F2-...era_Cases_Bags
    As I said, I already have this case. But I'm looking for some thing to put this case on...

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