Zenitar 0.95/50 super fast Sony E-mount lens finally available

After a three-year wait, Zenit has finally released its long-awaited superfast Sony prime lens: the Zenitar 0.95/50 for Sony E-mount cameras.

This is the first of a number of ultra-wide, manual focus, nifty fifty-ish lenses being released for various formats in 2019: the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct for Nikon’s Z system cameras, the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II (the “Bokeh Beast”) for Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro Four Thirds, and the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Nikon Z, Canon RF and Sony E-mounts.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.