Meyer Optik Has Returned... And They Brought 3 New Full-Frame Lenses with Them

Meyer Optik might've had a very public fall from grace, but will these new lenses redeem them?

For some, just hearing the name Meyer Optik Görlitz inspires feelings of bitterness and distrust. And that's understandable.

For one, the company, under the ownership of net SE, ran into some trouble last year after raising money for their Trioplan art lenses on Kickstarter. Though financially successful, the campaigns became a shipping nightmare, in part due to the fact that Meyer Optik hadn't yet shipped the Trioplan 100 lenses to backers before they launched their campaign for the Trioplan 50.

Not only that, but Meyer Optik admitted that their popular $3000 Nocturnus 50 lens was basically a Chinese knockoff. I mean, not just basically... it was. It had the same internal optics and specs and everything.

It's understandable why potential users would be wary of anything bearing their name, but Meyer Optik is no longer owned by net SE, and the owners, OPC Optics, have announced their plans to revise their entire portfolio with original, "optimized" lens designs.

The Trioplan 100, Trioplan 50, and Lydith 30 lenses

Recently unveiled were Trioplan 100, Trioplan 50, and Lydith 30 full-frame lenses. (Info on the Primoplan 75 has yet to be released.)

According to Meyer Optik, the Trioplan 100 will be available at the end of November, with the Trioplan 50 and Lydith 30 coming in the following months in "monthly intervals".

Tech Specs

Trioplan 100

  • Mounts: Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica L, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Aperture: f2.8 - f22
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • Filter diameter: 52mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.9 m
  • Rangefinder Coupling for Leica: no
  • Price: $1105
Shot with the Trioplan 100Credit: Meyer Optik

Trioplan 50

  • Mounts: Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica L, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Aperture: f2.9 - f22
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Filter diameter: 52mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.4 m
  • Rangefinder Coupling for Leica: no
  • Price: $995
Shot with the Trioplan 50Credit: Meyer Optik

Lydith 30

  • Mounts: Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica L, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Aperture: f3.5 - f16
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • Filter diameter: 52mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.15 m
  • Rangefinder Coupling for Leica: no
  • Price: $995
Shot with the Lydith 30Credit: Meyer Optik

What do you think? Has Meyer Optik redeemed itself by revising its portfolio with these new lenses?      

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They owe me either $900 or a Trioplan 80 from kickstarter. they can pay back the cash or in lenses to those who invested first.

November 21, 2019 at 11:38AM

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Steve Oakley
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i love this so much

November 21, 2019 at 4:11PM

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