More Zenit – Leica collaboration rumors: new Zenitar 35mm f/1 lens for Leica M-mount


The Russian company Zenit has a new Zenitar 35mm f/1 lens for Leica M-mount listed in their catalog (pictured above). I already reported rumors about this lens last year. Here is what we know so far:

  • Weight 740 grams
  • Lens design: 9 lenses in 8 groups
  • Filter size: 72 mm

The information comes from the Russian forum www.penta-club.ru (via PhotoRumors). Rumors about a potential Leica-Zenit collaboration have been going around for a while:

Rumors: the new Zenit D1 mirrorless full-frame digital camera could be a limited edition based on the Leica M9, new Zenitar lenses for Leica M-mount

Leica executives visited the Russian KMZ plant where the new Zenit full-frame mirrorless digital camera will be produced

KMZ-Leica partnership: actual news and how a rumour takes shape and grows

Rumors: Zenit to work together with Leica on their upcoming full-frame mirrorless digital camera (did Leica purchased Zenit?)

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