Zenit has announced the release of four new full-frame prime lenses it first showed off last year. Two of the manual prime lenses are for Sony E-mount cameras, while the other two are for Canon EF- and Nikon F-mount cameras.
Zenitar 35mm F2
First up is the Zenitar 35mm F2 lens for Sony E-mount cameras. The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups, has an aperture range of F2 through F22, uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and its minimum focusing distance is 50cm (20”). The lens measures in at roughly 6.1cm (2.4”) long, 4.7cm (1.85”) in diameter and weighs 300g (10.6oz).
The Zenitar 35mm F2 lens is listed for 54,000 rubles (~$730) on Zenit’s main website, but pricing in other regions likely won’t be an exact conversion, so we’ll have to wait to see how much it retails for outside of Russia when it becomes available on Zenit’s other regional websites.
Zenitar 50mm F1.5
Next up is the Zenitar 50mm F1.5 lens (translated) for Sony E-mount cameras. The lens is constructed of seven elements in three groups, has an aperture range of F1.5 thorugh F22, uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm and has a 70cm (28”) minimum focusing distance. The lens measures in at 6.1cm (2.4”) long, 4.7cm (1.85”) in diameter and weighs roughly 287g (10oz).
The Zenitar 50mm F1.5 is listed for 56,000 rubles (~$755) on Zenit’s main website, but as noted above, it’s unknown what the MSRP will be outside of Russia until listing go live.
Zenitar 60mm F2.8 Macro
Moving away from Sony E-mount glass, the Zenitar 60mm F2.8 macro lens (translated) is available for Canon EF- and Nikon F-mount cameras. It’s constructed of eight elements in seven groups, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, uses a six-blade aperture diaphragm and has a minimum focusing distance of just 23cm (9”). The lens measures in at 8.1cm (3.2”) long, 7.6cm (3”) in diameter and weighs 590g (1.3lbs).
Zenit has it listed for 36,000 rubles (~$485) on its website, but pricing elsewhere will likely vary when listings start popping up in other regions.
Selena 58mm F1.9
Next up is the Selena 58mm F1.9 lens for Canon EF- and Nikon F-mount cameras. The lens is constructed of four elements in three groups, features an aperture range of F1.9 through F22, uses a 12-blade aperture diaphragm on the Canon EF-mount version (eight-blade on the Nikon F-mount version) and has a minimum focusing distance of 80cm (31.5”). The lenas measures in at 7.3cm long, 7.5cm (3”) in diameter and weighs 450g (1lb).
Interestingly, Zenit calls this lens a ‘novelty product’ and, unlike the other lenses in this list, the Selena 58mm F1.9 lens is only available for pre-order at the moment on Zenit’s own online shop for 52,500 rubles (~$710). As with the other lenses though, when it becomes available in other regions, it’s likely the final price won’t be a direct conversion from rubles.
All four of these lenses should pop up on the Zenit US site in the near future, if Zenit follows its usual timeline.