Following the successful launch of the Trioplan 100 f2.8 II in June, Meyer Optik Görlitz releases the second new lens today – the Lydith 30 f3.5 II.
“With a focal length of 30 millimeters, the Lydith currently represents the shortest focal length in our portfolio and its imaging properties enable photographers to capture scenes with exceptional vividness”, explains Timo Heinze, Managing Director OPC Optics. “The way Lydith renders colors and draws contrast-rich, extremely sharp images with wonderful bokeh effects, leads to very dynamic images.”
The new Lydith 30 f3.5 II comes with a completely new mechanical design and revised optical design. “We have gathered lots of feedback and decided to step away from the previous mechanical design and to develop it from scratch. For us, usability and, of course, performance were our main focus. We have also greatly improved the internal optics and are now very satisfied with the final lens,” Timo Heinze continues.
The Lydith has always been known for its ability to bring colors to life and create very sharp, high-contrast-images. In certain shooting situations, the high-contrast rendering pushes the typical Lydith effect of releasing the focused object from the background in a three-dimensional way.
With the Lydith 30 f3.5 II, OPC Optics now releases one of the sharpest and highest-contrast lenses of Meyer Optiks historical portfolio. Of course, the Lydith also offers an extraordinary bokeh with stunning effects. At infinite distance, e.g. for street or landscape shots, the Lydith draws a special sharpness transition to the edges of the image, which leads to a higher concentration to the image center without being too pushy. At close distances, e.g. for plant photography, the Lydith then produces a wonderful bokeh – characterized by soap bubbles, a slight swirl, and a watercolor-like blurriness, which intensifies the three-dimensional impression even more.
The new Lydith 30 f3.5 II is also ideal for macro photography due to its short minimum object distance of 0.15m, the three-dimensional imaging, and the high sharpness at close ranges. In addition, videographers can once again take advantage of a step-less adjustable aperture.
The Lydith 30mm f3.5 II is available now in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica L, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, and Sony E mounts with a price tag of $899 from the brand’s website and from select retailers.
More info on Meyer Optik Görlitz’s website.