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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II Lens for Canon RF

BH #MEG5819IICRF • MFR #MOG5819IICRF
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.9 to f/22
  • Central Dispersion & Converging Elements
  • Schott Glass, O'Hara Anti Reflex Coating
Based on a classic optical design from more than 80 years ago, the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II from Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is a unique slightly longer-than-normal-length prime lens for Canon RF-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 14-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-element, four-group 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.
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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II Overview

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Based on a classic optical design from more than 80 years ago, the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II from Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is a unique slightly longer-than-normal-length prime lens for Canon RF-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 14-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-element, four-group 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 full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C-format models where it will provide an 93mm equivalent focal length.
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-element, four-group 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.
Fourteen 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.
Front 52mm filter thread is consistent throughout the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz version II lens series.

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
58mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.9
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.9
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
20.3°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.97' / 60 cm
Optical Design
5 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
14
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8 x 6.7 x 4.8"

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II Reviews

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When used with the Z8, will Focus peaking and ...

When used with the Z8, will Focus peaking and zebra stripes be possible?
Asked by: Rajnesh
Focus peaking and zebra strips are a camera feature of the Nikon Z8 and can be used with any lens such as the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II Lens for Nikon Z.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-07-21

does this lens output exif data?

does this lens output exif data?
Asked by: Paul
The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II Lens for Sony E does not output exif data.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2021-08-21

is this lens made in germany or japan or ...

is this lens made in germany or japan or elsewhere?
Asked by: MB
As per our records, this lens is made in Germany. Please note that this is subject to change at any time.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-07-01

Is the M version rangefinder coupled?

Is the M version rangefinder coupled?
Asked by: Ammar
Due to the unique focal length of this lens, rangefinder focusing is not supported; manual focusing must be done using live view or zone focusing techniques.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-12-11

Is the Nikon Z bodies with the FTZ compatible ...

Is the Nikon Z bodies with the FTZ compatible with this manual lens?
Asked by: Gary
Yeah, if you have the FTZ adapter you can use this lens manually.
Answered by: Stephen M
Date published: 2020-07-13

Does this do autofocus at all or just manual?

Does this do autofocus at all or just manual?
Asked by: Stephan
This is a manual focus lens that is not able to autofocus.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-03-18

In the specs, it is put forth that the angle of ...

In the specs, it is put forth that the angle of view is 20 degrees. This should be about 40 degrees. Is there something wrong?
Asked by: Hugo
For a 58mm lens focused at infinity used on a full-frame 36x24mm sensor, the angle of view across the width of the sensor would be approximately 34.48°, while the angle of view across the height of the sensor would be approximately 23.38°, and the diagonal angle of view across the sensor would be approximately 40.91°.
Answered by: Manzell L
Date published: 2021-03-16

The photo shows f16 and the text says f22 for ...

The photo shows f16 and the text says f22 for max?? Which is it??
Asked by: Ernest
The minimum aperture is f/22, what you see in the photo is the depth of field scale, not the aperture ring. Basically it is not particularly necessary to show f/22 on the DOF scale.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-02-19
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