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Breathing life into an historic brand, Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has reëmerged with a series of new lenses based on classic optical designs, but updated for modern use. Most reminiscent of the company’s legacy lenses is a pair of Trioplans: the 100mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/2.9. Besides the difference in focal length, these two lenses share a similar triplet optical design to deliver classic image quality with trademark “soap bubble” bokeh for uniquely appealing out-of-focus highlights. Both lenses also employ coated Schott glass to resist lens flare and ghosting, and have anodized aluminum housings for a lightweight, yet durable feel and smooth manual focusing action. The Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 and Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 are both available in SLR mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, and M42; mirrorless mounts for Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E; and are also available for Leica M. Additionally, a unique Titanium Edition of the 100mm f/2.8 is also available.
The second edition of lenses being redeveloped by Meyer-Optik is a pair of Primoplans, which are faster short telephoto designs, again available for a wide variety of SLR, mirrorless, and rangefinder lens mounts. The Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 features a unique optical concept based on an 80-year-old design to produce a range of distinct bokeh effects and smooth image quality that can be varied throughout the aperture range. Similarly, the Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 also uses a classic-inspired design to produce smooth and clear image quality that pairs well with the bright maximum aperture for shallow depth-of-field effects.
Finally, distinct among other Meyer-Optik lenses is the Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II lens, which is available solely in the Sony E mount. This normal-length prime utilizes an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions, and offers notable control over depth of field for selective focus techniques. Fifteen diaphragm blades contribute to a smooth, round bokeh quality, and the manual aperture ring also has a smooth, de-clicked design to benefit its use in video applications.