Category Archives: Zenit

Rumors: something is going on between Leica and Zenit

You probably remember my post from February last year, where a Zenit representative made this comment about their upcoming products: “This is a very high demand product, we want to make it a luxury device, by analogy with the Leica” In addition to several new lenses (including a new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 E full-frame E-mount lens), Zenit […]

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The Russian company Zenit to release a new full-frame mirrorless digital camera in 2018

Last year I already reported that the Russian camera brand Zenit is coming back to life. The company is coming with some new lenses (for example Zenitar 50mm f/0.95) and “a luxury camera” similar to Leica. Today the Russian information agency RNS reported that in 2018 Zenit will release a new full-frame mirrorless digital camera. The director of the Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant where […]

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Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 E full frame E-mount lens

Last year I reported about the Russian camera and lens manufacturer Zenit coming back to life with some new lenses – one of them, the Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 E full frame E-mount lens (9 elements in 8 groups, 14 aperture blades), was on display at the PhotoForum 2017 exhibition in Moscow:

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Future KMZ-Zenit lenses: Zenitar 50mm f/0.95, 50mm f/1.2, 85mm f/1.2 and more

Back in February I reported that the Russian camera and lens manufacturer Zenit is coming back to life. The Russian photographer Denis Gavrilov posted some more information on the upcoming KMZ/Zenit lenses on his website and more specifically in this article (English translation): → Zenitar 85mm f/1.2 for 24×36 SLR cameras, planned for 2016 or 2017 (Zenitar-N means the […]

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The Russian Zenit (Зенит) camera brand is coming back to life

The Russian state corporation Rostec is planning to bring back to life the Zenit camera brand. Here is the Google translated news flash:

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What else is new?

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 and Casio Exilim EX-H50 cameras announced. Phottix Odin TTL flash trigger for Sony announced. Nauticam announced NA-650D underwater camera housing for Canon EOS T4i/650D. The Russian company Zenit will resume production of those three lenses: Zenit MC Mir-20M super wide angle lens Zenit Helios 40-2 lens Zenit MS APO “Telezenitar-M 2,8 / 135 telephoto lens Polaroid announced three new […]

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