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The new Leica M 240 based Zenit M digital rangefinder camera is now shipping

The Russian RIA Novosti news agency reports that the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera is already available for sale in Russia  – this was announced on a press event by the holding company “Schwabe” (part of Rostec). The executive director of Rostec Oleg Yevtushenko stated that the company has received a lot of pre-orders and the […]

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Zenitar 21mm f/2.8 and Zenitar 50mm f/1.0 lenses for Leica M-mount to be released in the future

In addition to the Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens that will come in a kit with the Zenit M camera, Zenit is planning to release two more lenses for Leica M-mount in the future: ZENITAR 1.0/50 and ZENITAR 2.8/21 (a new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 E-mount lens has been rumored for a while). Here are some prototype pictures of the ZENITAR […]

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Dedicated Zenit M website launched with camera and Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens specifications

The Zenit M now has a new dedicated website at https://zenit.camera, so maybe not a limited edition after all? The moon reference is explained as “We first photographed the reverse side of the moon on October 7, 1959”. Here are the Zenit M camera and Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens technical specifications:

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More pictures of the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera (both in black and silver)

Some more pictures of the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera:

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Is the Zenit M digital rangefinder camera only a limited edition run?

The Russian website Ria News reports that the new Zenit M camera could be/is a limited edition with only 500 pieces produced: “However, this is not a limited edition with new features, but cameras in limited design, exclusive packaging with an individual number.” Circulation of this camera is extremely limited. “Only 500 pieces of Zenitar […]

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Poll: are you going to buy the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera?

I am genuinely curious here – are you going/planning to buy the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera that is based on the Leica M 240 and will be priced around 4,000-5,000 Euros with the Zenitar 35mm f/1 lens? Maybe the questions should be: are you even remotely considering to buy the new Zenit M? Anyway, here is the poll: […]

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I am confused: the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera is designed in Russia, made in… Germany?

This is coming from Dpreview on the new Zenit M digital rangefinder camera:

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