Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 Lens for M42

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 Lens for M42

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 Lens for M42

B&H # MEG1958M42 MFR # MOG1958M42
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 Lens for M42

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  • M42 Screw Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.9 to f/22
  • Central Dispersion & Converging Elements
  • Schott Glass, O'Hara Anti Reflex Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 12 AR-Coated Aperture Blades
  • Anodized Aluminum Alloy Housing
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  • 1Description

Based on a classic optical design from more than 80 years ago, the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 from Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is a unique slightly longer-than-normal-length prime lens for M42-mount cameras. Working in conjunction with the unique optical design is a bright f/1.9 maximum aperture, along with a manual focus design, that benefits the use of selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. The aperture setting, along with a 12-blade diaphragm, also greatly affects the quality of bokeh, with wide-open settings generating a distinct swirly bokeh quality, and stopped down settings producing a more detailed, yet smooth blur. In regard to the optical layout, a simple five elements, four groups construction is featured, along with the use of Schott glass to produce a high degree of clarity. An O'Hara Anti Reflex Coating is also applied to reduce surface reflections, minimize flare, and increase contrast. Additionally, the lens features an anodized aluminum housing that is durable, lightweight, and contributes to smooth, silent focusing performance.

Slightly longer-than-normal-length prime is designed for 35mm-format M42 screw mount SLRs.
Fast f/1.9 maximum aperture allows for extensive control over depth of field, for working with selective focus techniques, and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
The optical design uses a five elements, four groups layout in which the central dispersion element is surrounded by two groups of converging elements, and the rear element has a biconvex converging design to produce notable smoothness and clarity.
Schott glass is used for high clarity and contrast, and each of the elements feature an O'Hara Anti Reflex Coating to suppress lens flare and ghosting for color neutrality.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2' away.
Twelve diaphragm blades contribute to a smooth and distinct bokeh quality, which can be greatly adjusted by varying the aperture setting. When working at the maximum aperture, a unique swirly quality is present in out-of-focus elements, and when working with stopped down settings, a creamier bokeh quality is produced with greater detail in the blurred regions.
Anodized aluminum housing is both lightweight and durable, and also contributes to a smooth manual focusing action.
In the Box
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 Lens for M42
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Performance
    Focal Length 58mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.9
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Universal (M42)
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 20.3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.97' (60 cm)
    Elements/Groups 5 / 4
    Diaphragm Blades 12
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 7.05 oz (200 g)

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