Meyer Optik Görlitz, under its new parent company OPC Optics, is bringing yet another lens back to life — the Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II. Following the successful releases of Trioplan 100 f2.8 II, Trioplan 50 f2.8 II, and Lydith 30 f3.5 II, this new lens heralds the start of the Primoplan series.
“We are very pleased to be able to release an absolute smash hit with the Primoplan 75 f1.9 II despite the currently tense situation. Primoplan 75 has always been one of the most sought-after and at the same time rarest lenses from Meyer Optik Görlitz”, says Timo Heinze, Managing Director OPC Optics. “After it was discontinued in the middle/end of the 1950s, probably for political reasons and/or in favor of a market companion from Jena, Primoplan lenses that can be found today are traded at horrendous prices. With our new edition, we now offer the option to get a new, technically perfect, Primoplan 75 at reasonable pricing.”
Primoplans from Meyer Optik Görlitz stands out for their versatile bokeh, sharpness, and their speed. Particularly the smooth transitions from sharpness to fuzziness are outstanding. Since focused areas are very harmoniously set off from the out of focus areas, Primoplan photographs are given a plastic appearance, and motifs appear slightly exposed. The creative options in image composition are endless. Thus, the famous soap-bubble bokeh as well as a swirly bokeh can be created, depending on the shooting situation. The combination of both or also different sized bubbles in the foreground and background of the image are only a few of the creative tools that are given to the photographer.
The Primoplan 75 f1.9 II is ideal for portrait photography, as its gentle yet fine resolution gives every portrait a unique charisma. Of course, the Primoplan 75 f1.9 II can also show off its strengths in other genres, e.g. nature photography, where it also produces stunning pictures. The focal length of 75 mm provides a natural angle of view and does not compress as much as longer focal lengths.
The new Primoplan 75 f1.9 II, like the three previous new editions, offers uncompromising quality and mechanical perfection. The lenses are entirely made of metal and are individually assembled by hand, calibrated, and tested to ensure a perfect product.
“Besides the optical elements manufactured by us, we cooperate with well-known manufacturers in Germany for the mechanics of our lenses. Alongside the highest quality, we consciously commit ourselves to sustainability and fair working conditions and wrap the unique imaging characteristics of our lenses in what we believe to be the best possible housing”, explained Timo Heinze. “We follow this high standard down to the very last detail and underline the value of Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses. For example, we anodize and glass-bead-blast the surfaces of our lenses instead of just painting them. Furthermore, we engrave the parts mechanically and color them afterward – in contrast to do a simple laser engraving.”
The new Primoplan 75 f1.9 II, like the three previous new Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses, comes with a stepless, damped, aperture and can thus be used completely silent.
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The company says serial production of Primoplan 58 f1.9 II will be completed in about 4 weeks and the lens is scheduled for mid of January. Further lenses are already being planned and will expand the range over the coming year.
The lens is available today for Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, and Sony E mounts for $1,155.
More info on Meyer Optik Görlitz online store.