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    Sinar camera purchase...good buy?

    After doing a bit of research and wanting a large format camera for months, I came across this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT camera kit and decided to give it a go. The whole kit and caboodle came to $870 (920 w/shipping). Judging from the individual prices of the parts offered, I think this was a good deal. Thoughts?

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    nice. the lenses each would go for 300~ i believe.

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    If the cam is in good shape its a very good deal!

    Cheers Armin
    Good light and nice shadows!

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    Hello Justin, did you win that bid, it looked like a complete system, very nice. If you didn't there are lots of kits out there.

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    Yeah, that was my winning bid. I just have heart palpitations when I buy something over 100 dollars sight unseen. That being said, I researched the serial numbers before buying and found that the lenses were from the early to mid 80's, are multicoated, and looked quite good in the pictures. Whew! To large format land I go! Thanks a lot guys. I needed the reassurance :-P .

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    I was sold on the wide angle and portrait lenses as well as the extension bellows for macro work. There is another that I have considered...not sure if I am crazy enough to make the leap though.

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    Its a great deal!


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    Yeh, with those lenses its a goer for sure - someone could have bought it at that price just to play with the trade value and on sell alone...

    Go Team Sinar !
    Cleared the bowel problem, working on the consonants...

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    The 90 mm lens might be the most expensive part of the kit. The 210's are dirt cheap right now. For studio work that is a very nice camera kit with the bag bellows and fitted case included.

    In my experience buying these things, a camera purchase can look like a good deal but then you've got lens boards, loupes, cable releases, filters, step-up rings, cases, etc. to buy so you end up doubling the camera's price. This is a complete kit so I think it is a great way to get started. When you have the chance, you might pick up some extra Sinar lens boards in anticipation of the inevitable lens purchases!
    Jerold Harter MD

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    Looks good to me.
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