Leica buys Sinar


More than seven years after it tried to take control of Sinar, Leica has finally achieved its goal, finalising on Monday its acquisition of the Swiss camera manufacturer.

“Sinar Photography AG is [a] manufacturer of equipment for professional view camera photography and the only provider in this segment to offer complete digital solutions for view camera photographers,” claims Leica in a press statement. “The Sinar product portfolio offers everything from cameras and lenses to digital backs, shutter systems and workflow software.”

As part of the deal, marketing, product management, support, development and production will remain in the hands of Sinar in Switzerland, with sales and distribution of the product portfolio handled by Leica and Sinar’s worldwide dealer network.