Meyer-Optik-Görlitz announces the comeback of f2.8/100 based on the original plans of the lens. First prototypes to be presented in summer 2015.
99 years after its first appearance in 1916, the famous TRIOPLAN lens sensationally returns to the market. Under the leadership of former engineers of the Goerlitz companies, the lens which has a great fan base has been brought back to life.
The development, based on the original calculations of Meyer Optik follows modern construction principles. Nevertheless the lens maintains its so-called ‘soap’ bokeh for which it has been famous ever since its introduction. This will be a modern design, not just a replica.
“First tests show that we have managed to keep the extraordinary charm of the lens”, confirms Dr. Stefan Immes, managing director of net SE/Globell Germany, who has been responsible for the relaunch of Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz in the autumn of 2014.
Besides the specific charm and character of the lens high quality standards of the brand apply as well. “We cannot unveil all the secrets right now but we can assure photo enthusiasts that the new TRIOPLAN will be produced with the help of German Schott glass and will be “Made in Germany”.
Historically accurate to its original design with the cooperation of former Meyer-Optik employees, make this lens a true original from Goerlitz. “It makes us especially happy, to see that such a classic can be brought back as a state-of-the art lens right here in Goerlitz. There is true motivation to follow this path further,” says Immes.
The new TRIOPLAN will be presented for the first time at the Natur Photography Forum in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany from May 14th to 17th and soon after also in Great Britain. The lens will be available around October 2015 – shortly before its 100th birthday. The mounts will be Canon, Nikon as well as mirrorless cameras from Fuji X and Sony NEX as well as MFT.
Here are some of my own examples of the Meyer Trioplan 100mm 2.8