Category Archives: Zenit

Rumors: the next Zenit camera could be based on a… Pentax DSLR

Two days ago I reported that Zenit will announce new Nikon and Canon lenses and a new Zenit camera in 2019. I received some information that the next Zenit camera could be a DSLR and they could be working together with Ricoh on the development (rebadged Pentax K-1 maybe, just like the Zenit M is a […]

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New Zenit lenses for Nikon and Canon, new Zenit camera expected in 2019

In addition to the two new lenses for Leica M-mount, Zenit is also expected to announce a new camera and new lenses for Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras in 2019. This information was provided by a company’s representative in a recent interview with Cienam5D: Zenit has displayed several new lenses in the past, including a Zenitar […]

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Zenit M camera and Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens additional information

Zenit M camera and Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens additional information:

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Just announced: Zenit M digital rangefinder (based on Leica M) with Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens

For LeicaRumors and PhotoRumors readers this should not be a surprise at all since I have been reporting rumors about it for over a year now – Zenit and Leica today announced a new joint production digital rangefinder camera called Zenit M (based on the Leica M Type 240). The new Zenit M will come […]

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Latest updates/rumors on the Zenit – Leica collaboration: new Zenitar 35mm f/1 lens for Leica M-mount

Some interesting updates on the Zenit/Leica collaboration rumors – the Russian company Zenit has a new Zenitar 35mm f/1 lens for Leica M-mount (pictured above). LeicaRumors reported on this lens last year. Here are the details: Weight 740 grams Lens design: 9 lenses in 8 groups Filter size: 72 mm The information comes from a Russian […]

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This is the upcoming Zenit D1 mirrorless camera *UPDATE: fake picture*

The upcoming Zenit D1 mirrorless camera will have a 42.4MP BSI CMOS sensor without AA filter with 50-25,600 ISO range. The official announcement should be in the next few days. The camera design looks very similar to the Leica SL (update: I think this is a fake – I just found the original Leica SL product picture): Stay tuned for updates. […]

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Rumors: Zenit D1 mirrorless full-frame digital camera based on Leica M9, new Zenitar lenses for Leica M-mount

In the past few months I have done multiple reports on the upcoming Zenit full-frame mirrorless digital camera (see previous Zenit coverage on LeicaRumors and PhotoRumors). We already know that Leica executives visited the Russian KMZ plant where the new Zenit camera will be produced and now we may even have some details on what exactly the new […]

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