Leica Takes Over Sinar November 26, 2013 | by Andreas Jürgen We just received a short German press release (Google translation) that Leica took over Sinar, the Swiss maker of large format cameras. Both parties agreed not to disclose details about the transaction. Sinar is the leading manufacturer of professional large format cameras, providing the full range from cameras and lenses to digital backs, shutters and workflow software. Marketing, product management, support. development and production of Sinar will remain in Switzerland. By this transaction Leica Camera completes its range of professional high end cameras.