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Zenit and Leica present joint production camera (Zenit M with Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens)

I have been reporting about the Leica – Zenit join venture for a while and today both companies officially presented a new joint production digital rangefinder camera:  Zenit M (based on the Leica M Type 240)  will come with a Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens (previously leaked here). Update: additional information can be found here:

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Another (fake?) picture of the rumored Zenit D1 mirrorless camera based on the Leica SL

I believe this is another fake picture of a Zenit D1 mirrorless camera (just like the one from a few days ago) based on previous unconfirmed rumors that Leica and Zenit are working together.

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Is this the Zenit D1 mirrorless camera based on the Leica SL? *UPDATE: fake picture*

PhotoRumors published a picture of what appears to be the upcoming Zenit D1 mirrorless camera that was rumored to be designed together with Leica. The only known specifications are 42.4MP BSI CMOS sensor without AA filter with 50-25,600 ISO range. The official announcement should be in the next few days. I am still not 100% sure the […]

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

On October 12th, 2016 Leica executives, including Andreas Kaufmann (majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of Leica) and Markus Limberger (COO, member of the management board) visited the KMZ plant in Russia following some conversations during the last Photokina show (KMZ = Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant where the new Zenit camera will be produced). According to Patriot, […]

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

The beginning: two factory visits and meetings Once upon a time there were two visits, the first one of senior executives of KMZ at Leica, the second one of Leica executives at KMZ in April 2017. Both were reported in KMZ’s internal journal, Патриот (“Patriot”), and the two corresponding articles, dated of April 12 and […]

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

  The first rumors about the Russian camera brand Zenit coming back to life started in February last year. The director of Rostec Communications and Strategic Studies Vasily Brovko said something very interesting in an interview back then: “This is a very high demand product, we want to make it a luxury device, by analogy […]

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