The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz brand has expanded its range with a new full frame lens – the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II. As expected, this new lens has been released for various mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, M42, Pentax K, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, as well as Micro Four Thirds.
The Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is marketed by the manufacturer as a “reborn” version of the original lens, developed by Meyer-Optik designer Paul Schefter 80 years ago. Then this lens became popular due to the extremely high aperture for that time, as well as the ability to create a wide range of bokeh effects – from swirling to “creamy” with small details in a blur.
The manufacturer focuses on the quality of the optics assembly, high-quality color reproduction with high sharpness of the image, and, of course, on the possibility of creating an expressive bokeh effect (see sample images on the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II).
Price and availability
The all-manual Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II is constructed of five elements in four groups, has an aperture range of F1.9 through F22, uses a 12-blade aperture diaphragm and has a minimum focusing distance of 60cm (2ft).
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II Specs
- Focal Length: 58mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.9
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Leica L, Leica M, Fujifilm X, Canon EF, Nikon F, M42, Pentax K
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Angle of View: 20.3°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 60 cm
- Optical Design: 5 Elements in 4 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 12
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Image Stabilization: None
- Front Filter Size: 52 mm
According to a number of sources, the next updated version of the legendary lens to be released by the Meyer Optik Görlitz brand will be the wide angle lens Trioplan 35mm II. The classic model of this lens was famous for the bokeh effect in the form of “soap bubbles”, but its optical scheme will be supplemented by the manufacturer.
In November 2020, the manufacturer Meyer Optik Görlitz also announced another portrait lens with manual focus settings – the Primoplan 75 F1.9 II. This model is also a remake of the historical lens created in the same year 1936. Then it became a feature of the beautiful transition from focus to blur and exceptional base sharpness with the ability to create dreamy “cream” bokeh.