Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II Lens Released

Primoplan 75mm F/1.9 II

Born again Meyer-Optik Gorlitz released a new lens for various mount types, the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II.

The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II is available for the Canon EF mount (among others).

Mounts:Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E
Aperture:f1.9 – f16
Focal length:75mm
Filter diameter:52mm
Minimum object distance:0,75 m
Rangefinder Coupling for Leica:no (focusing must be done via LiveView)

The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II sells at $999: B&H Photo.

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II Overview

Characterized by its speed and portrait-length field of view, the Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II from Meyer-Optik Gorlitz is a sophisticated, yet simple prime for Canon EF-mount cameras. The bright f/1.9 maximum aperture pairs well with the short telephoto focal length to allow working with shallow depth of field and selective focusing techniques, and the fast aperture also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions. Its manual focus design further offers control when focusing down to 2.5′, and a 14-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality. The five elements, four groups optical design makes use of Schott glass for a high degree of clarity, and an O’Hara Anti Reflex Coating has also been applied to limit flare and surface reflections for improved contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, the lens features an anodized aluminum housing that is durable, lightweight, and contributes to smooth, silent focusing performance.

  • Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however it can also be used on APS-C models where it will provide a 120mm equivalent focal length.
  • Fast f/1.9 maximum aperture allows for extensive control over depth of field, for working with selective focus techniques, and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
  • Inspired by the original Cooke triplet optical design, this lens uses a five elements, four groups layout in which the central dispersion element is surrounded by two groups of converging elements, and the rear element has a biconvex converging design to produce notable smoothness and clarity.
  • Schott glass is used for high clarity and contrast, and each of the elements feature an O’Hara Anti Reflex Coating to suppress lens flare and ghosting for color neutrality.
  • Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.5′ away.
  • Fourteen diaphragm blades contribute to a smooth bokeh quality.
  • Front 52mm filter thread is consistent throughout the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz version II lens series.

Here Are 5 Reasons To Get The Canon EOS R, And A First Look On The Kipon ELEGANT 75mm f/2.4 Lens

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

Mattias Burling posted a short video where he explains why the Canon EOS R does well for his professional work. And he had a chance to use the new Kipon ELEGANT 75mm f/2.4 lens for EOS R mount.

He says:

[…] there is much more to like about the camera than I list in this video. For example in camera video color, highlight roll off, audio, etc, etc. Another negative is that its a bit too feature rich, capable and easy to use for it to challenge […] creatively on the streets. For recreational shooting I prefer something more limiting.

And I know there will be 4K crusaders commenting on me liking HD. […] I started shooting 4K Raw video before most you even left 720p. So I know all about it. The fact is that I have use had the HD from the EOS-R projected together with FS7 4K on huge screen and no one notices any difference. Law of diminishing return and the right tool for the job.

The Nisi 75mm f/0,95 Lens Is For Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Canon EOS R Included

Nisi 75mm F/0,95

Nisi will launch a new 75mm f/0,95 lens in 2019. The Nisi 75mm f/0.95 will be available for Canon EOS R, Nikon Z, and Sony E mounts.

Phillip Reeve tested the Nisi 75mm f/0.95. He says:

The lens is quite big and heavy as is to be expected from one with these parameters. It is a short flange/mirrorless design and will be available for several mounts […]. The prototype we saw is native E-mount and the lens covers the full frame sensor area.

Of course we weren’t able to fully evaluate the cine lenses by spending a bit of time with them at Photokina, but handling and build quality both left a good impression, the focus and aperture rings had a really nice resistance.
The emphasize of the optical design is meant to be on bokeh rendering and indeed I would describe it as very smooth. Contrast and sharpness were more than sufficient as well.

So far we have no clues about the price and the availability.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Schneider-Kreuznach Confirms Xenon FF-Primes (T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm)


Schneider Kreuznach will soon launch a new series of lenses for full-frame sensors, called Xenon full-frame primes. These high-profile lenses are made for DSLR-videographers (support for 4K resolution) but are perfectly suited for still photography too. Three lenses will make up the initial line-up: T2.1/35mm, T2.1/50mm and T2.1/75mm.

Press release:

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