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.
It’s been a bit of a wild ride for Meyer Optik, but probably not half as wild as for those who’ve backed their products and projects on Indiegogo and Kickstarter over the last couple of years. In August of this year, NetSE Group, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch A.G. Rathenau, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex and A. Schacht brands filed for bankruptcy.
Two months later the insolvency proceedings began, and it was announced that none of the backers would be receiving their lenses, nor would they be getting their money back. Now, though, there may be some new hope for at least the Meyer Optik Görlitz brand, as it’s been acquired by OPC Optics (Precision Components Europe GmBH).