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

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Leica M
Key Features
  • M-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 unique slightly longer-than-normal-length prime for Leica M-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 for ... Overview

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 unique slightly longer-than-normal-length prime for Leica M-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.

Please note, this lens has no Leica rangefinder support, and all focusing has to be done via the live view.

  • Slightly longer-than-normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Leica M-mount cameras.
  • 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 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 for ... Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
58mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.5
Lens Mount
Leica M
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.5
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica M
Angle of View
41°
Minimum Focus Distance
27.6" / 0.7 m
Diaphragm Blades
14
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.92 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1 x 6.4 x 4.7"

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

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does the M mount version of this lens have ...

does the M mount version of this lens have rangefinder coupling - can you focus this with the leica rangefinder (not LV)?
Asked by: Ming
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Leica M doesn't have rangefinder coupling and all focusing has to be done via the live view.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-07-04

what country are these made in?

what country are these made in?
Asked by: Victor
The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Leica M is made in Germany.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-12-13
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