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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Leica L

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Leica L
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 14-Blade Diaphragm
Based on a classic optical design from more than 80 years ago, the Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II from Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is a slightly longer-than-normal-length prime for Leica L-mount cameras. Its bright f/1.5 maximum aperture is well-suited for selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques, and this lens provides wonderful color reproduction, excellent sharpness, and natural image compression. An ideal portrait lens, this classic optic lets you create a three-dimensional look that makes the subject jump out of the picture.
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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Overview

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Based on a classic optical design from more than 80 years ago, the Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II from Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is a slightly longer-than-normal-length prime for Leica L-mount cameras. Its bright f/1.5 maximum aperture is well-suited for selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques, and this lens provides wonderful color reproduction, excellent sharpness, and natural image compression. An ideal portrait lens, this classic optic lets you create a three-dimensional look that makes the subject jump out of the picture.

  • Slightly longer-than-normal-length prime designed for full-frame Leica L-mount cameras, however can also be used on APS-C-format models where it will provide an 87mm equivalent focal length.
  • Fast f/1.5 maximum aperture allows for extensive control over depth of field, for working with selective focus techniques, and working in low-light conditions.
  • Fourteen diaphragm blades contribute to a smooth and distinct bokeh quality, which can be greatly adjusted by varying the aperture setting.
  • Offers wonderful color reproduction, excellent sharpness, and natural image compression.
  • Vintage optical design and wide maximum aperture lets you create a three-dimensional look that makes the subject jump out of the picture.
  • Front 52mm filter thread is consistent throughout the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz version II lens series.

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
58mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.5
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.5
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
41°
Minimum Focus Distance
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Diaphragm Blades
14
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.925 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 6.9 x 4.7"

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Reviews

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What is the Minimum Focus Distance?

What is the Minimum Focus Distance?
Asked by: donald
The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Sony E minimum focusing distance is 2.3 feet.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-08-05

Hi, which mount would allow for the most ...

Hi, which mount would allow for the most compatibility with various cameras using an adapter? Thanks.
Asked by: Nhi
I would also add that of the versions available, the Leica L has the longest Flange distance of any of the variants at 20mm and should therefore be (theoretically) able to adapt to Nikon Z, Canon RF, Fuji X, M4/3, etc - of course manual only and probably without lens metadata. Wish here was a Leica M version, since it has an even longer flange distance and there are many (Manual only non chipped adapters) that work for these newer mirrorless cameras.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2024-05-26

For the Fuji X-mount, does the lens have an ...

For the Fuji X-mount, does the lens have an extended barrel like on the primoplans (to account for mirrorless sensors)?
Asked by: Parth
No, the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for FUJIFILM X is a mirrorless design. designed for mirrorless camera. It is not an SLR design that has been adapted to work with mirrorless. As such, it does not need that barrel extension.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-05-18

Does the lens send exif info to the camera?

Does the lens send exif info to the camera?
Asked by: Marlon
Being that the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Sony E lacks electronic contacts on the lens mount, it would not relay EXIF information from the lens to the camera.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-08-02
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