Meyer Optik’s Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 keeps its signature vintage bokeh in a modern lens

Sep 29, 2020

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Meyer Optik’s Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 keeps its signature vintage bokeh in a modern lens

Sep 29, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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It’s been almost a year since Meyer Optik Görlitz announced the Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II. And now, it’s finally here. The new 50mm lens from Meyer Optik has been redesigned and improved, but it has kept some of its vintage charm. Or should I say it has kept its most recognizable feature: bokeh.

The Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II is a manual focus prime lens designed for full-frame cameras. Of course, you can use it with crop bodies too. It relies on the vintage version when it comes to the build, featuring a revised triplet optical design. It packs twelve aperture blades, which helps to produce smooth circular bokeh. Speaking of which, the lens has kept that recognizable “soap bubble bokeh,” which I find to be absolutely gorgeous.

As for the improvements, Meyer Optik promises improved contrast and higher resolution rendering in this lens compared to its century-old predecessor. It also has modern coated Schott glass optics for notable contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions. The maximum magnification has been increased to 1:4 and focusing distance has been shortened to 9.8″.

Here are the full specs:

Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K and M42
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84″ / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.25x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Optical Design 3 Elements in 3 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 12, Rounded
Focus Type Manual Focus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 52 mm (Front)

The Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II is ready for preorders at the price of $899. You can get it in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K, and M42 mounts, with availability 2-4 weeks after ordering.

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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