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New Russar+

The New Russar+ is a stunning brass-bodied wide-angle lens. It is a pioneering update on the 1958 Russar. Thanks to its modified lens tube construction, the new Russar+ is compatible with L39 and M mount analogue cameras, digital mirrorless cameras and loads of other cameras using adaptor mounts. Available for pre-order now! Planned Delivery November 2014

Availability: Preorder

US$649.00
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Get a Serial Number between No.03 - No.10

Get a Serial Number between No.11 - No.20
Available for pre-order now. Planned Delivery for the next batch of lenses is November 2014

Just like its predecessor, the New Russar+ is a 20mm wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/5.6. In addition, this exciting reinvention showcases a host of new features for modern day shooting. The new Russar+ is now multi-coated to reduce flare and surface reflection and has a modified lens tube construction so that it is compatible with L39 and M mount cameras, so it can be used with a large range of digital and analogue cameras.
The New Russar+ is handmade and features a beautifully complex symmetrical internal construction. Despite having an incredibly compact design, it contains 6 lens elements in 4 groups. The new-moon shaped outer elements are especially difficult to manufacture and integrate within the lens design. In the premium optics industry, lens elements are manufactured by cutting glass blocks into small bricks, and then polishing them to the very specifically required shapes. Thus, elements with a small radius, which have a deep recessed concave shape and are slim like the New Russar+ are very difficult to produce in a precise way. Very few lenses nowadays have this complex design structure. Thankfully, with their years of technical experience developing premium, high-quality optics, the team at Zenit are more than capable of producing this technically advanced lens! The New Russar+ design utilizes the benefits from its new-moon shaped front and rear elements, to achieve almost distortion free photos and excellent vignetting control. In addition, the lens has fantastic distortion control at less than <0.1%; this means that the photos it produces are a near perfect representation of reality. The New Russar+ also has fantastic evenness of illumination and resolution.


Ready for any kind of adventures, this special wide angle lens will inspire you to get creative as soon as you attach it to your camera; the Russian glass used in the New Russar+ produces super-sharp images filled with vibrant colors, vignettes and contrasts, bursting with the unique character and quality that only a lens manufactured using the finest Russian glass can bring. Our Art Lens also has excellent distortion control to avoid barrel and pincushion distortions, making your shots a fantastic mirror of reality.



With a wider view, the New Russar+ is great for shooting fantastic outdoor landscapes, effortlessly soaking up the whole scene using its 20mm angle of view and producing sweeping, majestic and filled with a truly authentic and unique personality. This prime lens is also great for those up-close-and-personal portraits in corners, cars and cockpits. With creativity and the New Russar+ by your side, who knows what kind of fantastic shots you will achieve.

  • Focal length: 20mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6 - f/22
  • Minimum image circle: 44mm
  • Field of view: 94 degree
  • Flange distance: 27.8mm (M mount)
  • M mount frame line triggering: 28mm
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.5m
  • Filter thread requirement: 49mm
  • Distortion: ~ 0.09 percent

  • Lens' Dimension
    L 35mm
    W 35mm
    H 55mm
    weight: 98g
Aperture f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
Color silver
Material cristal
Useful for View Changer