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Essential Studio Equipment : Zenitar 16mm f2.8 Fisheye Lens ( Carl Zeiss Technology )

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Promotional Price : RM 799 RM 699 ( We also accept payments in SGD )

Available Mounts : Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, NEX, M4/3, M42, Fuji, Samsung

Purchase Options : Shipping Available To All Parts of Malaysia, Self Pick Up Is Available at our branch in Cheras

 

How To Become A Fisheye Ninja ( Just Focus Your Lens To Infinity And Start Kicking Ass With This Style )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fisheye-ninja

 

Lens Reviews, Sample Photos & Video

http://women-and-dreams.blogspot.com/2009/11/zenitar-16mm-f28-revenge-of-nerds

http://radojuva.com.ua/2012/03/mc-zenitar-16-2-8-fish-eye

http://davidwalkerphotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/zenitar-16mm-f2-8-fisheye-lens-review

http://famecherry.com/a-joyride-towards-downtown

http://famecherry.com/lens/a-second-day-with-the-zenitar-16mm-fisheye

http://famecherry.com/lens/a-day-with-the-zenitar-fisheye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGP5ApkUbk8

 

 

 

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Orders & Enquiries

Please email us at shops.famecherry@gmail.com or call us at 012-3375629

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Manufacturer : Zenit

Technology : Carl Zeiss

Focal distance : 16 mm Fisheye

Aperture : F2.8 – F22

Field angle, (diagonally the frame) : 180 Degrees

Number of lenses/elements : 10/7

Minimum shooting distance : 0.3 m

Overall dimensions : Ø 61×65 mm

Weight : 310g

 

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History

Zenit is a Russian (and formerly Soviet) camera brand manufactured by KMZ in the town of Krasnogorsk near Moscow since 1952

 

Founding and post-war years

After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II, the Red Army had acute need for precision optical instruments. The existing factories were either inaccessible, such as LOMO in besieged Leningrad, or overloaded with demand, such as FED which had just been evacuated from Kharkiv to Berdsk. The KMZ factory was set up in 1942 near Moscow, which by then was no longer in immediate danger from German troops, on the site of a recently evacuated mechanical plant. Initially the company took over production of scopes and binoculars as well as reconnaissance cameras.

After the end of the war, KMZ began producing photographic lenses in 1945 to the specifications of the Carl Zeiss corporation, whose factory in Jena had been overrun by the Red Army and largely carted off as war reparations. In the post-war years KMZ also began producing the Zorki camera, a close copy of the German Leica II and the Soviet FED, as well as copies of Zeiss medium-format cameras under the name Moskva. These mark the beginning of consumer production at KMZ besides the original military focus of the company. During the following years, KMZ was the main supplier of photographic lenses in the Soviet Union.

 

1950s and 1960s: Years of creativity

The mid-1950s saw the beginning of a period of heightened R&D activity at KMZ. One reason was that lens production could be offloaded to a number of other new optical plants, including Arsenal in Kiev which began producing lenses in 1955. This freed up valuable resources at KMZ. Another reason was the changed economic policy under Nikita Khrushchev, which placed more emphasis on producing consumer goods, such as cameras, instead of investment goods and heavy industry. As a result, KMZ produced several highly interesting concept cameras that won international prizes at fairs such as the 1958 World Exhibition in Brussels.

The company’s Zorki line of rangefinder cameras underwent significant modifications that moved it gradually from being a direct Leica copy towards an original camera line of its own. Several other highly interesting rangefinder camera lines were developed out of the Zorki in the early 1960s and put to market in relatively small numbers. However, the most influential camera developed during this period was the Zenit, a single-lens reflex camera based on the Zorki rangefinder body. The Zenit line was presented in 1953, and of the first generation of Zenit cameras, more than 1.2 million units were produced until the end of the 1960s. A major redesign was presented in 1967 that made the line compatible with the M42 lens mount that was in use worldwide.

In 1965, KMZ also began producing movie cameras, of which was the Krasnogorsk series for 16 mm film was the most well-known. During this time, there was substantial cooperation between the military and the civilian sections at KMZ; an example of this is the Horizont panoramic camera of 1967, which was developed out of an older artillery camera and continues to be produced in modified fashion to this day.

 

1970s and 1980s: Catering to the domestic market

he pace of R&D for consumer products at KMZ substantially slowed down at the end of the 1960s. One reason for this might have been the relatively low output figures. Since large amounts of resources were channeled towards research and development, production figures itself were low. Under the conditions of the Soviet planned economy, these absolute production figures tended to be the main indicator for a company’s productivity, which made it somewhat undesirable to invest in research and development. Another reason may have been the changed economic policy under Leonid Brezhnev, which again focused increasingly on heavy industry and arms production.

During the 1970s consumer production at KMZ shifted towards producing large numbers of individual, relatively simple models of the existing product lines. These still underwent smaller modifications and innovations, but there was a clear focus on mass production. The Zorki line of rangefinder cameras was continued until 1980 with a single model dating back to the 1956, of which 2.2 million were produced with some modifications. The Krasnogorsk-3 movie camera was produced in a largely unchanged fashion from 1971 to 1989. The Zenit line of SLRs saw somewhat more substantial modifications, such as the addition of light metering, but here too the focus was primarily on mass producing tried-and-true models, rather than implementing technical innovations such as automatic exposure that had been standard in the West for almost a decade before they appeared on the Zenit. To cope with domestic demand, Zenit production was outsourced to several other camera works in the Soviet Union as well. More than 6 million Zenit cameras were produced at KMZ until the end of the 1980s, but by that time the Zenit comparatively outdated. During this time, the relative importance of the military section of KMZ grew, in response to the increasing focus on arms production in the USSR in general. KMZ also developed a major focus in metallurgy, mechanical engineering and optoelectronics.

 

Field Test

 

 

  • Yaiba1st

    can it fit at 5d m2?

  • Cckwan524

    can it fit at canon 1000D ?

  • Shznmothmn

    still available ?

  • Hi, If I place my order by today. When can I get it the soonest as I will travel oversea by Thursday. Thanks!

    •  Please give me ur phone number asap

  • Hi How if I placed order for SONY mount by today, when can I get it the soonest? My office is at city centre about Bukit Bintang area. Thanks. Your prompt reply is appreciated. 

    • Bank in today ( plus postage RM 10 ) as in now before the Poslaju sampai then send to u today

      If after courier sampai then tomorrow send to u and the day after reach ur doorstep

      Alternative is you come my place in Cheras self collect lo, quite near to ur office we at Cheras bandar tun razak

      My phone 0123375629, we are also on whatsapp

      • Nikonia Vivalastar

        hi.. just nak tahu kalau 50mm 2.0 boleh guna tak untuk d90 .. terima kasih..

        • Yes boleh =)

          • Nikonia Vivalastar

            di atas tu no phone awak kan.. so saya berminat nak beli lens 50mm tu.. nanti saya ke kl saya call .. thx

          •  Boleh =)

            Thank you

  • Cckwan524

    since item collect can be made at cheras, can i juz walk-in COD buy this lens?

  • got warranty bo???shipping got extra charge bo???

    •  1 year warranty for manufacturing defects

  • got warranty bo???shipping got extra charge bo???

  • khairul

    the lens can fit at cannon 650 d and still avaiable or not

  • Shamshubert

    Lens nie manual fokus ker?

    •  Yes, manual focus but its easy to use coz at infinity or close to infinity everything already sharp within few feet

  • is it still available? can i have the address?

    •  Yes, you got pm =)

      • matt

        60d buli masuk ka? manual focus? manual aperature at the lens? xplen a bit. TQ

        •  Yes can use 60D

          Yes manual focus

          Yes manual aperture on the lens

          Any questions please feel free to ask us ya =)

          • Kimura

            Hi, Do u have auto focus fish lens?

          •  All our lenses are manual focus

  • is it still available? can i have the address?

  • Minlok Lee

    Can it install on my lumix GX1?

  • Fazddd

    can it fit to nikon
    d7000

  • ruslan

    GX1 can use ka??

  • AAA

    Will the effect be the same with a crop sensor camera?

  • still have stock ? send to Penang how much ? same photo effect for crop sensor Canon 450D ?

  • support d700?

  • do you have any wide angle prime ? around 17mm to 20mm?

    • Unfortunately not at the current moment

  • mike5o5

    can i get your field test pictures when use it on EPL3 16mm :32mm

    • Unfortunately i dont have an EPL3 lar haha

  • Arya

    can i fit it to nikon d3100?

  • KelvinPek

    all is manual focus??

  • Faizal Ortho

    bro, do u have stock for Sony Alpha? tq

  • Bob

    compatible on nikon d90?

  • Jasper Ngwi

    can fix to my Lumix GF2??

  • Ko Ko Zin

    Can it fit in Nikon D800E?

  • Arel

    Hi,can it fit to samsung NX1000?

  • syed ahmad daniel

    Saya nak bertanya..,boleh ke lens fisheye tu guna untuk model 600D and 7D? Boleh tak bagi sedikit penerangan tentang lens fisheye,sebab saya berminat…t.q

    • Yes can use =)

      This lens is fully manual lens

      But usually u will just set focus to infinity anyways so it dont really have to focus

  • Yes can use

    U got mail =)

  • andrew choi

    hi, do you deliver to Singapore. am interested in the fisheye for canon. can this len used on Full frame?

    • Yes can ship to you

      Yes can use for Canon and full frame =)

  • J_See R

    still available? is it compatible with canon 650D?

    • Yeah ready stock

      Yeah can use

      U got email

  • emptyenigma

    60d n d7000 can fix ?

    can i have cheras branch address email to khockleow@yahoo.com pls tq

  • Amaya

    Hi if I were to order from SG, can send there or only to MY addresses?

  • Hann Yan

    have any photos taken with 650d??

  • U got email =)

  • fatsiris

    is it all zenit lenses that promoted here are compatible with olympus ep3? 4/3 sensor.

  • Eli

    I’m from Indonesia, can I order this lens..? how..?

  • Eli

    sorry I’d rather chose Mitakon 135mm f2.8

    can I order it from Indonesia..?

  • Eric Tan

    Do you have a 16mm Non-Fisheye lens for Nikon mount instead? If Yes then What price?

  • Jam

    Can fit Fuji x-t1?

  • Syahmi

    email me at camioxxie@gmail.com plz..wan to ask about the lens..tq

  • Adrian Tan

    Hi can it fit on Nikon D800? also if I will to purchase today when can I get the item ( KL area)

  • mack

    hi. can i have the price? makanmeh@gmail.com tnx.