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    I purchased new 4x5 and 5x7 Normas in 1969 and have put many thousands of sheets through them in heavy professional use. They look great and function as new. My favorite monorail cameras even today. You might find this interesting that my 4x5 basic Norma cost $365 in 1969. The Sinar rep told me there were seven people working in the factory at that time and they made 750 cameras total that year. They were totally hand made.

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    I purchased new also about the same time. Cost me $650 as I remember, but mine was the 'Expert' model, including case, more rail, bellows etc. They are indeed wonderful machines, but I find the now out- of- production- apparently Arca a little easier to work with.

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    I recently purchased a Sinar Norma (beautiful camera!), learned to CLA it with the help of longtime Sinar Norma owner John Wimberley, and wrote a guide to help others CLA the Norma: http://www.philipmorgan.net/photogra...ar-norma-clas/

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    Wow. Great document! I have saved it for future reference. Thanks for taking the time to do all that work and post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felipemorgan View Post
    I recently purchased a Sinar Norma (beautiful camera!), learned to CLA it with the help of longtime Sinar Norma owner John Wimberley, and wrote a guide to help others CLA the Norma: http://www.philipmorgan.net/photogra...ar-norma-clas/
    Many thanks for doing this, excellent initiative.

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    Philip you write that you intend to update the document over time. If you find time to do this; please let us know.

    All best

    Claes

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    The next opportunity I will (probably) have to update this document is the next time I CLA my own Norma again. That may be a winter or two from now, but I do indeed intend to improve this document and I'll make sure to post about it here when I do.

    --Philip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uhner View Post
    Philip you write that you intend to update the document over time. If you find time to do this; please let us know.

    All best

    Claes
    Last edited by felipemorgan; 04-28-2009 at 02:57 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: accuracy

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    Yeah, PLEASE do that, Philip. As most folks know, any fine piece of machinery benefits from regular maintenance done the right way.

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    BTW, Philip, do you have similar maintenance info for the Sinar Pan-Tilt head that I got when I bought my Norma (new) in about 1968. Some slight play has developed in the pan when locked, and when not locked it sometimes jams and will not rotate. So I'm thinking of disassembling it to see what's causing all this.

    TIA,
    Jerry

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    Jerry, I'm sorry to say I don't have any information on servicing the Sinar Pan-Tilt head. You might try contacting John Wimberley by email (tjwimberley@charter.net) to see if he knows how to service the Pan-Tilt head. John was very helpful to me when I serviced my Sinar Norma recently; he also reviewed the service guide I wrote. I know he uses a Sinar Pan-Tilt head, and services his own equipment where possible, so he may be able to offer some guidance.

    Good luck!

    --Philip.

    Quote Originally Posted by silveror0 View Post
    BTW, Philip, do you have similar maintenance info for the Sinar Pan-Tilt head that I got when I bought my Norma (new) in about 1968. Some slight play has developed in the pan when locked, and when not locked it sometimes jams and will not rotate. So I'm thinking of disassembling it to see what's causing all this.

    TIA,
    Jerry

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