the p3 gears are basically the same as on the p2, but adjusted differently: I can get you this info from our product manager, if you wish.
But what I can say for sure: yes, the p2 is doing the job, and IMO even very well.
Thanks for the reply, Thierry;
I'd appreciate if you could inform me/ us if the gearing of the focusing knobs of the P3 is different from the P2.
I just bought two P2s off Ebay ( to replace my trusty F2s ), which need the usual overhaul of that part, and might consider a modification of the rear standards, if possible and needed .
Also, I'm not familiar with the smaller, digital-specific view cameras, but the P2s work just fine with my Aptus 75 for still life photography, apart from those loose knobs which I need to have adjusted.
The gearing could be a tad finer (term? ) for digital, though.
Plenty stiff, coming from the F2, and certainly stronger than the Cambos, Linhofs and Horsemans I have used over the years.
With the bank holder mounted behind the rear standard, it allows plenty of movement with a 47XL non-digital ( on a slightly recessed board ), more than the digiback tolerates .
Apart from being a terrific tool for my field of work, the use of Sinars 4x5s allows me to rent lenses , bodies and accessories everywhere in the world, if I can't bring all of my equipment , which is crucial for me and might be worth a consideration.