going there on thursday to have a demo with the sinar rep....calumet LA...
I've never used a Sinar back and there is a lot of talk about Sinar and Rollei forming an alliance and offering a new camera.
All of this is good on paper, heck every camera is good on paper but it's the real world use where these things can fall down.
I'm sure the Sinar shoots a great file, but in the U.S. they have very little presence in dealers and manufacturer support.
You also want a lot of options in shooting and more importantly post processing.
Having the ability to natively work the .mos file in pscs, cs2, rd, lc10, v-8, lightroom etc. is like having multiple labs and multiple films.
I too wish my Aptus back (soon to be backs) would just snap on any camera made, but from what I'm told that is difficult and one of the reasons the 39mp blad is just coming out a year after it was introduced.
That's one of the reasons I went with the Contax because it gave me the most options with just one platform, using third party tilt shifts and adapters I can now mount lenses from 4 manufacturers, but continue to use the Zeiss lenses and a autofocus system.
Still, when the day comes and the Contax is not viable Leaf will change the mount for a fee, around $2,000 in the U.S. half of that in Europe.
Not cheap, but a lot less expensive than buying a new system.
But before putting the money down and commiting to a system I would want to know hwo good the service and after sale support is.
Sinar has to come a long way to match Phase and Leaf in this area.