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Offline ZombieCake

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New Russian Camera That's Mainly German
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:33:50 pm »
Zenit have released a digital rangefinder camera that comes with a 35mm f1.0 lens (yes f1.0). Yours for only 5,500 euros!  Innards are seemingly allegedly based on a Leica M series (ironically my Leica compact is mainly Panasonic inside), with the lens is all soviet. Leica do seem to be sleeping around a bit at present with links to Panasonic, Sigma, and now Zenit.  If it's any good it's still way cheaper than a Leica M.
https://www.cinema5d.com/zenit-m-with-35mm-f-1-0-lens-russian-legendary-brand-enters-digital-age-interview-and-footage/
Still I'm intrigued at how the lens wlll perform.  Other fast lenses around include the f0.95 ones from Voigtlander, which are now really Cosina from Japan!

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Re: New Russian Camera That's Mainly German
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 09:39:12 pm »
Is it as indestructible as the SLRs they used to make, I wonder? I heard tales of one surviving a 30' drop!
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: New Russian Camera That's Mainly German
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 10:13:46 am »
My old one got dropped down the stairs, swapped in the river and much abused.

Just kept on working

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Re: New Russian Camera That's Mainly German
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 10:19:32 am »
My first SLR and it was used underground and survived many trips and still appearing in adverts. Though they have reversed the image!

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