Zenit announces ridiculously fast 50mm F0.95 fully-manual lens for Sony full-frame cameras
Zenit has announced a 50mm F0.95 manual lens for Sony full-frame cameras.
The Zenitar 0.95 | 50, as it's called in Zenit's branding, is fully manual without any electronics inside. It features a fast aperture and an impressive 14-blade diaphragm that Zenit claims provides perfectly round bokeh.
The lens is constructed of nine elements in eight groups and constructed entirely of glass and metal. Considering the metal construction and massive optical elements, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the lens weighs quite a bit for its focal length, 1.1kg / 2.43lbs.
Below is a gallery of sample images captured with the lens:
The lens is set to be released in Russia next week for a price of 50K ruble, which converts to roughly €680 or $770 USD. There's no mention of an international release timeframe for the time being.