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The Sinar rePro RC is a unique camera designed specifically for high-end digital reprography. Conveniently remote controlled (hence the RC designation), the Sinar rePro RC has a high-quality stepper motor with two speed levels which correspond to a coarse and a fine focus adjustment. The camera allows for a lateral shift of the image plane, which eliminates reflections. An auxiliary device called the Sinar Parallel enables the camera to be aligned perfectly with the subject, which is a prerequisite for correctly photographing flat art. "The battery powered Sinar Parallel is placed on the capturing table and its laser beam reflects from a mirror on the camera," the company says. "Precise alignment of the camera is achieved when the laser beam exactly hits the middle of the crosshairs of Sinar Parallel." Pricing and availability to be confirmed.
Sinar Press Release
The new Sinar rePro RC (Remote Control)
Unique camera specifically designed for digital high-end reprography
Manufactured in Switzerland with legendary Sinar precision for best quality, the motorized Sinar rePro RC features increased stability, built-in security, comfortable handling and optimum ease of operation. Specifically developed for the increasing requirements of digitization and archiving, the Sinar rePro RC provides an easy workflow with maximum accuracy – conveniently remote controlled. As a result, a large throughput of photographs can be achieved.
The use of all professional lenses is ensured, lateral shift eliminates reflections, and for mounting the camera on a stand you chose between front or rear standard. The high-quality stepper motor offers two speed levels which correspond to a coarse and a fine focus adjustment, controlled via remote box or via USB with the Sinar CaptureFlow software.
The basis for the accurate image sharpness is the perfect flatness of the object to be captured and the parallel alignment of the camera. A further novelty provides valuable assistance: Sinar parallel is an excellent device for precise adjustment. The battery powered Sinar parallel is placed on the capturing table and its laser beam reflects from a mirror on the camera. Precise alignment of the camera is achieved when the laser beam exactly hits the middle of the crosshairs of Sinar parallel. The adjustment needs to be done on the camera stand, Sinar offers specific adapter plates for Kaiser and Foba.
About: Sinar Photography
Carrying forward in the 65-year Sinar tradition, Sinar Photography AG was founded in 2009 as an independent company. Their headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and their products include both analogue and digital camera systems used in high-end imaging. Their extensive product portfolio includes digital capture devices, digital lenses, software, cameras and accessories. Specialising in turnkey solutions designed as complete imaging systems; they are supplied and supported from a single source. This system approach makes ‘the Sinar difference’ and it’s this difference that delivers world-class imaging products with superb image-quality and excellent long-term reliability. Sinar cameras make the photographs you take!