Category Archives: Zenit

Additional information on the new Rubinar macro lenses

Some additional information on the four new Rubinar macro lenses I reported about back in February:

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The Russian Zenitar and Helios lenses are coming to Germany

The Russian Zenitar and Helios lenses are coming to Germany – a company representative confirmed that a new batch of lenses is being shipped to a distributor in Germany: “A German distributor has purchased another shipment of photographic lenses from the Zenitar and Helios product lines, produced by the the Krasnogorsky Zavod (KMZ) of the […]

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Zenit to announce 7 new lenses in 2021

In case you missed the last part of the press release I published yesterday – Zenit is expected to announce 7 new lenses in different mounts in 2021 (click on each lens for more details):

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Zenit announced a new Zenitar 50mm f/1.5 lens for Sony E-mount

In addition to the Zenitar 35mm f/2, the Russian brand Zenit announced a new Zenitar 50mm f/1.5 full-frame manual focusing lens (1.5/50) for Sony E-mount. US pricing and availability is not yet released. In the US Zenit lenses are sold at the official Zenit US website and at B&H. Here is the translated press release:

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Press release: Russian Helios and Zenitar lenses are now sold in the USA, Canada, China, and in Southeast Asia

The Russian Helios and Zenitar cameras and lenses are now sold in the USA, Canada, China, and in the countries of Southeast Asia.

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Update on the two new Zenit lenses: not for Sony E-mount

A quick update on the two new Zenit lenses – some websites wrongly reported that the lenses will be for Sony E-mount, which is not correct. Here are the details:

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Zenit announced a new Selena 58mm f/1.9 lens

In addition to the 60mm f/2.8 macro lens, Zenit announced also a new Selena 58mm f/1.9 lens (in the US Zenit lenses are sold at B&H and zenit.store). Here is the translated press release:

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Zenit announced a new Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 macro lens

Zenit announced the first lens of the Zenitar line with an electronic-controlled diaphragm: Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. The lens will be produced in the Krasnogorsk factory S. A. Zverev (KMZ). The Zenitar 2,8/60 Macro lens has 1:1 magnification scale, the minimum focusing distance is 0.23m. The lens will be sold in Russia, USA, Germany, Italy, and China […]

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