Zenit lens roadmap


Here is the translation of the 2019-2020 Zenit lens roadmap:

The top title says "Lenses with electronically controlled aperture / Revival of legendary lenses with a new bayonet".

On the bottom right it's written "Russar - Zenitar 3 - Zenitar 12".

On the left, there are two lenses for SLR mounts, prototypes of which were first showcased in April 2016 at the Russian Photo Forum fair: Zenitar 50mm f/1.2 (Zenitar-N as shown means Nikon F mount) and Zenitar 85mm f/1.2 (previously reported here).

On the right there are four lenses in Sony E-mount:

  • The new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 lens
  • Russar, a reissue of the historical Russar 20mm f/5.6, already reissued in LTM/L39 mount in 2014 by Lomography as "Russar+ 20mm f/5.6"
  • Zenitar 3, most probably a reissue of the historical Jupiter 3 (copy of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 from between the two world wars), a lens manufactured by KMZ for the Zorki and FED rangefinder cameras, already reissued in LTM/L39 mount in 2016 by Lomography with the name "New Jupiter 3+ 1.5/50 L39/M"
  • Zenitar 12, a reissue of the historical Zenitar-12 35mm f/2 (LTM/L39 mount).

Some of the current Zenit lenses (check Amazon for more info):

MS Zenitar 2.8/16 lens

Focal length, mm 16
Relative hole:
- minimum
- maximum
1:22
1: 2,8
Angle of view (diagonal frame), hail. 180
Number of lenses / components 11/7
Minimum shooting distance, m 0.3
 Thread for filters M26,5x0,5
Sizes (from supporting end), mm 64x49
Mass, g 310

Zenitar 1.2/50S lens

Relative hole:
- minimum
- maximum
1:16
1: 1,2
Lens type standard
Focal length, mm 50
Mount Nikon F
Focusing motor not
Auto Focus not
Minimum shooting distance, m 0.45
Frame format, mm 18x24
Work piece, mm 46.5
Number of elements / groups of elements 8/7
The number of diaphragm blades 9
The diameter of the thread for the filter, mm 65
Sizes (D x L), mm 74.5 x 82
Weight, g 630

Zenitar 1.4/85 Lens

Relative hole:
- minimum
- maximum
1:22
1: 1,4
Frame format, mm 24x36
Angle of view (diagonal frame), hail. 28
Number of lenses / components 7/6
Min distance, m 0.9
Ø Ø 75x63
Mass, g 520

Zenit 1.5/85 lens

Focal length, mm 85
Relative hole:
- maximum
- minimum
1: 1.5
1:22
Angle of view (diagonal frame), hail 28
Frame format, mm 24x36
Work piece, mm 45.5
Focusing Limits from 0.8 to ∞
Weight (without covers), g 850

Zenit MS Rubinar 10/1000 Macro lens

Focal length, mm 1000
Relative hole, mm 1:10
Work piece, mm 45.5
Focusing limits, m 4 - infinity
Frame format, mm 24x36
Overall dimensions, mm Ø125x210
Mount the lens to the camera M42x1
Weight, kg 1.9

Thanks Mistral75!

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