Zenit M available in the US
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Zenit M available in the US

Ships from Sunny San Francisko

https://zenit.store/products/zenit-m...SABEgLi7PD_BwE

$8000 including the 35mm f1.0. Looks like a digital M5 to me. As we all know the M5 is the best film kamera ever made, ergo the Zenit M will be the best digital kamera ever made.

Is the price krazy? Well, the Zenit M is a great kamera as the M240 is a great kamera. And this will be really unique and much more kollektible than almost any digital Leica, and the only way (for now...) to get that lens.
I'm waiting for the black one to be released before I order.
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Kollege Huss: Die Kamera looks to be of kuestionable kuality! Will you get a Krome one?
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Kollege Huss: Die Kamera looks to be of kuestionable kuality! Will you get a Krome one?
Kuestiknable kuality? It is made in Wetzlar by the same komrads who make the kapitlalist Leikas.

ps black to match my M5 but it is more satisfying to type krome!
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It is designed in Russia .... therefore, Kuestionable kuality!
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It is designed in Russia .... therefore, Kuestionable kuality!
Russian design kan be excellent. Russian konstruktion may be problematik.

This is made in Germany by Leika. Not sure if that is a positive.

(the lens is designed and built in Russia and perhaps is the most interesting part)
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Leika may be no match for Leica.
The lens is not worth an investment of $8000 for the set, Kollege Huss.
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Everything which has Zenit on it is mucho corrible to me.
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Everything which has Zenit on it is mucho corrible to me.
Not sure what that means but I have some Zenit lenses I really like.

The M240 is bulletproof so the Zenit M will benefit from that cased in a bad a$$ Leica M5-esque shell.

When I have the disposable income.... that black brute will be mine!
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Not sure what your use of k means either. Are you mocking on us or it is tappa talk bug?
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Is this bit lost in translation, or is it an LTM digital camera?
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24 megapixel CMOS rangefinder camera with Leica M39 mount
https://zenit.store/collections/zeni...imited-edition
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looks like a 240
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Does anyone here have the specs of the lens? Is it as good as a Lux, say?
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35mm f/1.0 Zenitar

Designed and assembled by Zenit - 100% Russian
Fast f/1.0 max aperture, f/16 min aperture
Clickless aperture adjustment
Manual focus with the rangefinder
Min focusing distance .8 meters
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Is this bit lost in translation, or is it an LTM digital camera?

https://zenit.store/collections/zeni...imited-edition
Yeah, that's pretty much a mistake. Easy to overlook though.

Huss, if you're waiting on the black model, you better be ready to jump the moment they come out because I believe that 500 unit figure is combined chrome/black.

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Zenit $8000. Is this an early April Fool's Joke?
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Can I get the bundle minus the body?
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Zenit $8000. Is this an early April Fool's Joke?
It is a Leica with a kooler body shape. Limited to 500 pieces.
How much would Leica charge for this if it was labelled Leica instead of Zenit?
$25000?
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Can I get the bundle minus the body?

The lens is really interesting. I'm thinking in a year or so it will be a regular production item, because I don't see them designing this thing and only make 500 of them.
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with a lens that big, the built in vf is rather useless. the setup is ... not a smart buy.
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For 8 grand, I expect at lease 5 cases of Vodka with the bundle as a perk to numb paying the credit card bill.
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$8,000?

For $8,000, I'd demand it had the correct Zenit shutter speed range of 1/30th-1/500th, that it weigh a ton, and be solid enough to use as a weapon against muggers and be able to take a photo of the mugger's corpse afterwards.
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with a lens that big, the built in vf is rather useless. the setup is ... not a smart buy.
Looks the same size as my CV 35 1.2 and that works just fine.
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$8,000?

For $8,000, I'd demand .....that it weigh a ton, and be solid enough to use as a weapon against muggers and be able to take a photo of the mugger's corpse afterwards.
I think u have Zenits confused w a Nikon F. I have both and the Zenits break if look at them disapprovingly.
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$8,000?

For $8,000, I'd demand it had the correct Zenit shutter speed range of 1/30th-1/500th, that it weigh a ton, and be solid enough to use as a weapon against muggers and be able to take a photo of the mugger's corpse afterwards.
I always said this of my Bronica s2a "you could beat a village to death with it, then take photos of the massacre with it"

Also, I think this is the best looking M camera, I really like the design. Anyone wanna get me one? That'd be stellar.
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I always said this of my bronica s2a "you could beat a village to death with it, then take photos of the massacre with it"
Well that got dark.

I like to think I can crush a whole tonne of grapes with mine, make wine, then photograph people drinking it and celebrating!
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$8,000?

For $8,000, I'd demand it had the correct Zenit shutter speed range of 1/30th-1/500th, that it weigh a ton, and be solid enough to use as a weapon against muggers and be able to take a photo of the mugger's corpse afterwards.

Yeah, that Barnack design of shutter (via FED and Zorki) was a classic and had a long production run from 1925 to 2004.


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I just cannot reconcile Zenit with Leica. OK so VW managed to rebuild Skoda's reputation but Zenit????
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Was Skoda‘s reputation bad at all ?
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Was Skoda‘s reputation bad at all ?
Although something of a success on the rallying circuit things like the Estelle had a poor reputation in the UK at least. They were cheap but generally unreliable though in their defence many did not really try to look after them.

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