Category Archives: Zenit

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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Zenit considered working with other major companies on their new full-frame mirrorless digital camera

I received some information that the Russian camera brand Zenit (KMZ) was in talks with at least one more major brand (other than Leica) about their upcoming new full-frame mirrorless digital camera. Leica was probably just one of several companies Zenit was considering (those rumors started on a Russian forum). It is not clear what is the final outcome, […]

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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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