Zenit Unveils Four Full-Frame Manual Prime Lenses For Multiple Mounts

Russian camera manufacturer Zenit has announced the release of four new manual full-frame prime lenses that they first revealed last year: the Zenitar 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.5, 58mm f/1.9, and 60mm f/2.8 Macro. As noted by DPReview, the 35mm and 50mm lenses are designed for Sony E-Mount, while the 58mm and 60mm lenses are designed […]

Zenit Unveils Four Full-Frame Manual Prime Lenses For Multiple Mounts

Russian camera manufacturer Zenit has announced the release of four new manual full-frame prime lenses that they first revealed last year: the Zenitar 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.5, 58mm f/1.9, and 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

As noted , the 35mm and 50mm lenses are designed for Sony E-Mount, while the 58mm and 60mm lenses are designed for Canon EF and Nikon F Mounts. The lenses are listed from approximately $485 up to $755 on the Zenit website after conversion.

Sony E-Mount Lenses

Zenitar 35mm f/2

The Zenitar 35mm f/2 is described as a retro-designed moderately wide-angle, high-aperture lens. The f/2 aperture allows you to shoot in low light conditions while blurring the background softly and is constructed of seven elements in five groups with an aperture range of F2 through F22. It features a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (20 inches). This lens is listed on the Zenit website for 54,000 rubles (approximately $730).

Zenitar 50mm f/1.5

The Zenitar 50mm f/1.5 lens is constructed of seven elements in three groups, has an aperture range of f/1.5 to f/22 with a 13-blade aperture diaphragm, and has a 70cm (28 inches) minimum focusing distance. This lens is currently listed on the Zenit website for 56,000 rubles (approximately $755).

Canon EF and Nikon F-Mount Lenses

Selena 58mm f/1.9

The Selena 58mm f/1.9 lens for Canon EF and Nikon F-mount cameras is made up of four elements in three groups and features an aperture range of f/1.9 through f/22. The Canon version uses a 12-bladed aperture diaphragm while the Nikon’s has only eight blades. Both versions have a minimum focusing distance of 80cm (31.5 inches).

On the Zenit website, this lens is described as a “novelty product” and is currently only available for pre-order 52,500 rubles (approximately $710). The designation of “novelty” is notable and unexpected given the popularity of the 58mm focal length for portrait photographers in general.

Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 Macro

The Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 macro lens for Canon EF- and Nikon F-mount cameras is constructed of eight elements in seven groups, has an aperture range of f/2.8 through f/22, and uses a six-blade aperture diaphragm. The 60mm Macro lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 23cm (9-inches) and is listed for 36,000 rubles (approximately $485) on the company’s website.

The prices noted above will likely change once they are listed and available on the company’s regional websites, such as the Zenit US site, or through official distributors in the coming weeks.

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These Canon R5 Clip-In Filters Fit Between the Sensor and the Lens

Kolari Vision has announced a set of clip-in magnetic filters that fit between the sensor and the back of a lens. Compatible with the R adapter, or native RF lenses, these can be used to add rear filtering to RF lenses, or two layers of filtering when paired with the R filter adapter. The company […]

These Canon R5 Clip-In Filters Fit Between the Sensor and the Lens

Kolari Vision has announced a set of clip-in magnetic filters that fit between the sensor and the back of a lens. Compatible with the R adapter, or native RF lenses, these can be used to add rear filtering to RF lenses, or two layers of filtering when paired with the R filter adapter.

The company says that the R Magnetic Clip-In Filter for RF Mount can be used to quickly change the effective spectrum of a full spectrum camera. For example, the infrared clip-in filter can change a normal camera into an infrared camera without either fully converting the sensor itself or purchasing several differently-sized lens filters for a set of optics.

Kolari alleges that its R Clip-In Filters are the only such filters on the market that attach via magnetic force, which the company says makes for an easy and hassle-free installation and removal of filters while also making it more likely you’ll keep the sensor out of harm’s way. As shown in the two videos below, the EOS RP requires the addition of a magnetic piece around the sensor called the Mag Mount that allows the clips to snap into place as the RP has a plastic inner mounting area, but the EOS R, R5, and R6 mounting area is metal and therefore do not.

All these clip-in filters are also compatible with Kolari’s line of EOS R Drop-In filters that utilize the Canon EF to RF Drop-In Filter Adapter.

Kolari currently offers 18 different filters that fit into the magnetic clip-in system: 590nm Infrared, 665nm Infrared, 720nm Infrared, 850nm Infrared, UV/IR Cut Hot Mirror Pro 2, UV/IR Cut Filter, and a Clear Filter (full spectrum). The company also has a huge array of ND in one through eight stops in one-stop increments followed by 10, 15, and 20 stop variants.

All of the filters are coated with the company’s “anti-reflective and anti-smudge properties” that it says makes the filters much easier to clean while also can reduce stray reflections and artifacts that occur when shooting in bright, sunny light.

“Our wide selection of NDs, IR filters, and our UV/IR Cut filters are capable of turning your Canon EOS RP, R, R5, and R6 into a versatile multi-spectral machine without having to purchase multiple lens filters for each of your lenses,” Kolari says. “Eventually, we plan to offer fine-tuned filters for different shooting scenarios, such as anti-aliasing filters, night sky filters, underwater filters, low light filters, and other filters you would use if you were shooting video systems like the RED camera.”

The company initially launched the filters as a non-magnetic variation and eventually upgraded them to magnetic filters during its production process. As a result, anyone who already pre-ordered the non-magnetic filters was automatically upgraded to the magnetic version.

Kolari is accepting pre-orders for the filters now for $130 each and anticipates shipping units in mid-June.

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