Well, I believe Rainer would be much more suited (and a little less biased) then myself to write about this, but I'll give it a try.
As you know, or may be not, the Sinar arTec was designed and constructed under the "strict" advices and "control" of a photographer who is specialized in architecture, interiors and landscape photography, namely Rainer Viertlböck.
Rainer is not only producing stunning images, but the most important for us was that he has worked with ALL cameras available (or not longer available) in the market, being it view cameras, MF cameras, SLRs or DSLRs, as well as all digital backs in the market. And this since many years. It has given him a huge experience of what each gear can do and what are its shortcomings or what features these cameras are missing.
The idea from the very beginning, when having decided to design and produce such a new view camera, was to not make any compromise in respect to Rainer's ideas and suggestions. And there was effectively and truly no compromise made, not a single one.
The result of this very fruitful cooperation is this camera, the Sinar arTec. What makes it different to any other product used for architecture, interiors or landscape photography, is that it has all the necessary features one needs when shooting in these fields. There is no need to buy e.g. an optional sliding adapter, when needed, it is there. Same with the tilt AND swing functions, it is built-in and an integral part of the camera. No other such camera has it all: some are missing the sliding adapter, some are missing the tilt/swing functions, some both, some are missing other features, etc ... Not so with the arTec camera: all functions and possibilities are part of this camera.
Beside all the necessary functions available, the Sinar know-how to build cameras can be seen in its finish and when using it: it is well made, solid and practical in use.
I will not enumerate all the technical data for this camera, it can be found on Sinar's webpage here:
and the corresponding product brochure here:
Any questions are welcome.
I'm so happy for Nicolas that he can test this wonderful new camera.
Could you tell us how this camera is positioned versus competition, IOW, what is provided in this camera that is found in other like cameras and what is unique to the ArTec?