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    Leica takes Sinar

    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.

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    This would be interesting news if it is correct. I wonder if it would help in terms of a distribution network for Sinar.

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    This was the breaking news story from this morning (first):

    http://lavidaleica.com/content/leica...-gobbles-sinar

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    What are they going to do with it, that's the question.

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    We can expect an 30 grand lens from the new factory at Wetzlar , may be they can figure out to thread screw mount lenses on to Sinar
    If they have enough creativity , they can make a Leicaflex body also.

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    So now we'll be getting designer branded monorail cameras?
    "Art is is a picture of some dude I never met smoking under a lamppost at 6400 ISO and in BW."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertrash View Post
    So now we'll be getting designer branded monorail cameras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    If they have enough creativity , they can make a Leicaflex body also.
    They do but with a price tag to match no one will buy it especially since the second-hand market is flooded with them.

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    Complain and snark as we might.... Leica doesn't make things they can't sell most of the time.
    I did come across a web site with NIB Topon Cameras and lenses... so there are things that never sold... I think there are enough view cameras in the world already.

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