New Zenit Zenitar 50mm f/1.5 looks set to be far more than merely 'nifty'

(Image credit: Zenit)

Lens manufacturer Zenit has announced a news lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Unveiled alongside the Zenitar 35mm f/2, the 50mm optic (designated 1.5/50 in Zenit nomenclature) is full-frame compatible and fully manual. 

The new optic is stated to be suitable for everyday photography, but is also highly useful for specialist genres – namely portrait photography. The latter will no doubt benefit from the large maximum aperture, which should provide significant subject separation and pleasingly shallow depth of field. 

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