Rumor: Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount Lens to be Announced on March 15

The latest rumor suggests that Zenit will announce a new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 manual focus full-frame lens for Sony E-mount, which is expected to be announced on March 15th, 2019. The new lens will be produced in the Krasnogorsky plant by Shvabe Holding.

Here is what we know so far about the Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount Lens:

  • Mount: Sony E (other mounts could follow)
  • first E-mount lens designed by KMZ
  • 9 elements in 8 groups
  • The angle of view in full frame is 46°
  • Minimum focusing distance: 70cm
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Multi-layer coating
  • Weight: 900 g
  • 14 aperture diaphragms
  • focus ring
  • Double row of L-shaped aperture blades
  • The lens has been in development since 2015
  • The price is rumored to be around $500
  • Tentative availability date: end of 2016

Via: PhotoRumorsPhotowebexpo