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The Krasnogorsk plant resumed the production of cameras “Zenit”

Красногорский завод возобновит производство фотоаппаратов "Зенит"

Krasnogorskiy Zavod imeni S. A. Zvereva (KMZ, part of the holding “Schwabe”), together with the company Leica will revive the famous brand and begins production of cameras under name “Zenit-M”.

As reported by RIA “Novosti”, the representative of the KMZ, while we are talking about the release of a total of 500 cameras in a limited design, exclusive packaging and individual room. The cameras will be equipped with a lens “Zenitar” 1,0/35, and you can buy them in Russia and Europe.”

According to him, the company now acts in this project as a camera manufacturer, supplier components, while the lenses will be produced from Russian raw materials and meet the KMZ. The future price of the camera is 5-6 thousand euros will be “absolutely adequate given the brands involved in this project.”

“Default camera Leica can’t stand in the price range with cameras mass production. Leica is a equal sign between her name and the word quality. They gave all the necessary technical parameters that we have pledged to observe in lens manufacturing. Taking this into account, the price for the camera “Zenit” will be in the premium segment from five to six thousand euros,” – said the representative of the plant.

He also stressed that with the camera “Zenit-M” lens “Zenitar” 35 mm f/1.0 will be able to handle any user.

After the implementation of the project at CMH are going to learn from the experience and make the decision about the release of another model of camera.

“We will analyze the experience and decide what camera will be next, perhaps it will be a SLR camera, and possibly a more advanced rangefinder,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

Recall, the SLR cameras under the brand name “Zenith” was produced at the KMZ from 1952 until the mid 2000-ies, when the last of the line model was discontinued.

For the first time about KMZ plans to resume the production of cameras under the famous brand it became known in August last year. Then Deputy Director General of KMZ Igor Sergeyev told me that the factory is considering industrial societies, as the competence component base in the country is currently lacking.

“We have in the development project close cooperation with one of the leading companies in the production of photographic equipment, to create a joint product, where KMZ acts as part of the production infrastructure for the production of optics for these cameras. And electronics will be manufactured abroad,” – said Sergeyev.

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