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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Micro Four Thirds

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Micro Four Thirds
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 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 telephoto-length prime for Micro Four Thirds-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 telephoto-length prime for Micro Four Thirds-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.

  • Telephoto-length prime designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras where it provides a 116mm 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
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.5
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
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)

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
Every camera company has their own mount and therefore there is no one adapter to buy. The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens for Sony E can be used with any Sony E mount camera.
Answered by: Collin K
Date published: 2024-05-07

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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