Russian lens manufacturer Zenit has announced four new manual focus prime lenses. A 60mm f/2.8 macro and 58mm f/1.9 are made for Nikon F and Canon EF, whereas 50mm f/1.5 and 35mm f/2 are made for Sony E-mount cameras.
Nikon F and Canon EF lenses
Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 Macro
The Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 Macro is a manual focus macro lens. The aperture ranges between f/2.8 and f/22 and it has six blades. It’s constructed from eight elements in seven groups and weighs 590g.
The price in Russia is 36,000 rubles, which is around $490.
Selena 58mm f/1.9
Another lens you’ll soon be able to buy for your Canon or Nikon DSLR is Selena 58mm f/1.9. It’s built from four elements in three groups, weighing 450g. It’s interesting that the number of aperture blades differs between the two models: the Nikon version has eight blades, and the Canon version has 12. The aperture ranges between f/1.9 and f/16.
The price in Russia is 45,000 rubles, which is around $610.
Sony E lenses
Zenitar 50mm f/1.5
Zenitar 50mm f/1.5 is one of the two new lenses for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s built from seven elements in three groups, weighing 287g. The aperture ranges between f/1.5 and f/22 and has 13 aperture blades.
When converted to US dollars, the price is around $760.
Zenitar 35mm f/2
Last but not least, we have the Zenitar 35mm f72, another MF prime for Sony E. The lens is built from seven elements in five groups, weighing a tiny bit more than the previous one – 300g. The aperture goes from f/2 to f/22 and it has nine blades.
The price in US dollars is around $730.
For now, all four lenses are only available on Zenit’s Russian website. But we expect that they will be launched worldwide soon, and we’ll update the article with links as soon as it happens.