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.
Last November, Meyer Optik Görlitz announced a trio of prime lenses that revive the company’s classics. The Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II was already released, and now the Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II is finally out, too. The design is based on its 1964 predecessor, and while the lens’ design has been improved, it still keeps the recognizable bokeh.
Since coming under new ownership, Meyer Optik Görlitz has had something of a reform. The new owners, OPC Optics have also been taking ownership of the company’s historical mistakes, too. Promising new lenses with original designs, and not just rebranded copies of somebody else’s.
The first three of those lenses have now been announced. The Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II, coming at the end of this month, with the Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II and Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II coming in the following months.
Earlier this year, NetSE Group – the company behind Oprema Jena and Meyer Optik Göerlitz – filed for bankruptcy. The insolvency proceeding has now been opened, and all the lenses pre-financed by crowdfunding will not be delivered. In other words, if you have preorder any of these lenses on Kickstarter – it looks like you can kiss your money goodbye.