Sinar M Body with P3 View Camera
The Sinar M camera body is is a new addition to a
comprehensive modular system. Through the use of various
adapters, the Sinar M can be used as a view camera with the Sinar P3,
or as a more compact handheld unit which will take a range of Sinaron
lenses from Carl Zeiss, or even Nikon or Hasselblad lenses.
For someone who needs this level of versatility it is an ideal
Sinar UK Press Release
At photokina 2002 SINAR AG presented the Sinar m, a
trailblazing new element for its modular system. The product that was
shown as a concept at that time has now been perfected into a
professional camera system. It is the declared objective of the Sinar m
System to provide the photographer
with a maximum of flexibility. It is designed to make it possible to
execute every assignment simply and expediently, with absolutely no
compromises in quality.
The heart of the Sinar m System is a module that consists of a focal
plane shutter and fully electronically controlled operating elements. A
accessories can quickly be attached with merely a few flicks of the
wrist to tailor it to the job at hand. That makes it remarkably
effective in every situation,
regardless of whether it is used as a view camera or as a compact
The high performance capability of current and future systems requires
an extremely precise camera and lens technology. Only with that high
level of precision can the performance capability of modern sensors
with smaller pixel sizes on the same surface area be utilized
effectively while still achieving the required data quality.
Compromises in precision add up to significant losses in quality, which
is why the investment in a high-resolution digital back can only be
justified in conjunction with appropriately precise camera systems.
Because of the smaller pixels of modern sensors, this fact has to be
taken into account increasingly.
An autofocus feature that works with the precision of a Swiss watch
movement and with a speed that is among the fastest in its class is
available in conjunction
with the Sinaron Digital AF Mirror Module and the Sinaron Digital AF
lenses from Carl Zeiss.
The photographer is free to devote his undivided attention to the
subject because a high-grade exposure metering system with several
is available, along with various automatic exposure modes as well as a
TTL flash exposure control.
Lenses that were designed specifically for digital photography with the
Sinar m ensure, among other advantages, high resolution and the best
rendition all the way to the edges of the image circle. The mirror
module also makes it possible to use a variety of Hasselblad lenses
of the V-Series. Focusing and setting the aperture have to be performed
manually, but the exposure- and the focus-metering systems of the mirror
module can be used in a supporting function.
When the 35 mm mirror module is used, various Nikon lenses can be
attached. That greatly expands the versatility of the Sinarback digital
backs because of
the extensive selection of lenses with different focal lengths that
range from extreme wide-angle lenses to super telephoto lenses. Because
of the oversize
CCD sensors in Sinarback digital backs, the full 24 x 36 mm format can
be utilized, possibly even more, depending on the digital back and the
lens that is
The well-proven Sinar p3 View Camera can be enhanced even further by
means of the Sinar m System. Attached to a Sinar p3 View Camera, the
m functions as a modern shutter system that can be controlled via the
display on the camera and also by means of CaptureShop Software on a
its shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 second, the Sinar m is the fastest
view camera shutter on the market.
The Sinar m System is equipped perfectly for the future and it is
compatible with all Sinarback models.
Thus the Sinar m System is exactly the right product for all
professional photographers who demand the greatest possible quality in
every photographic assignment and situation.