Leica eats Sinar
I’ve been meaning to write about this for several days, but I’m only just now finding the time to sit down and rest for more than five minutes.
Leica has apparently, and quite unexpectedly (at least to me), acquired a controlling 51% stake in Sinar AG from Jenoptik. This is some pretty big news, especially when one considers what this means for the future of Leica’s digital department. I wonder what new and exciting developments will be coming down the pipe for us Leica fanatics.
Sinar has long-been a leading name in large format camera systems, and in recent years, also a powerhouse in digital camera back development. And, well, we all know how much ass Leica kicks. You can be sure that any products developed under the umbrella of this collaboration will be of the highest precision and quality… And price.
A Sinar P3 view camera with 33-megapixel one-shot digital back and Leica glass? Yes, sign me up for that, please. I’ll take two (mortgages).
Something tells me the Digital Modul R is about to get a tech colonic. I’m crossing my fingers for a full-frame sensor, as if I could actually afford it anyway.