New Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 lens and other Meyer Optik Görlitz updates

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Meyer Optik Görlitz contacted me to inform me about a new lens, the progress on their Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 and a note on whether their products are just rebranded Chinese lenses. First, their new lens - it's a Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 lens designed for MFT, Sony E and Fuji X mounts. The price is €1,999 (around $2,270):

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Meyer Optik Görlitz Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 lens technical information:

  • Light intensity & focal length: f0,95; 35 mm
  • Optical design: 10 elements in 7 assembly units
  • Number of aperture blades: 10
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0,3 m
  • Angle of view: 46° (APS-C)
  • Weight: 680g
  • Optimized for APS-C sensors

Meyer Optik Görlitz Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 lens characteristics:

  • Exceptional light intensity
  • Ideal for low-key situations and shooting with available light
  • Minimal chromatic aberration
  • Well-balanced bokeh
  • Near-silent aperture and focus adjustment
  • Also ideal for video use
  • Precise, high-quality workmanship

The Nocturnus f0,95 35mm stands out for its exceptional light intensity and offers particularly significant creative scope for photographers working with mirrorless cameras through the conscious use of sharpness and blur.

This manual lens also enables exceptionally precise focus control in lower-light shooting situations that is particularly useful when shooting with a wide aperture and a shallow depth of field. The optical design also allows for exceptional sharpness in the focus area at f0,95 and ensures the greatest possible reduction of chromatic aberration, while the ten aperture blades create a harmonious bokeh.

Made in Germany - a commitment to quality that makes all the difference. Meyer-Optik-Görlitz lenses are assembled in Germany using the best, globally available components and are precisely adjusted with great care. All lenses then undergo a strict testing process with narrow tolerance requirements – a step that turns each Meyer-Optik-Görlitz lens into something special. By doing this, we ensure that each and every lens that leaves our factory has earned its Made in Germany seal of approval and lives up to both our requirements and our long Meyer-Optik-Görlitz tradition. Each lens is given an individual testing certificate and a five-year guarantee.

Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f:2.8 lens
The Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens reached its financing goal few weeks ago and production will start during the next few weeks.

And finally their statement about using cheap Chinese lenses for the their product lineup:

"We read some of the comments on your site and I can explain that we are not buying the cheapest China products to rename them and sell them for a price 5 times higher than the Chinese version. We ware using our own glass, the most expensive aperture blades, special build housings etc. and our lenses are build in Germany."

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  • FountainHead

    These guys have a lot of chutzpah with their pricing.

    • Licheus

      That’s what you pay for Made in Germany, and how German photo industry killed itself decades ago.

      Good luck Meyer…

      • Mistral75

        Decades ago the German photo industry did not rebadge / ‘recase’ Chinese and Russian lenses…

      • FountainHead

        Made in Germany… sure…maybe the case.

      • fjfjjj

        Good luck Meyer? Well, you should be informed that there is no such company. These lenses are sold by “net SE/Globell” and have nothing to do with the famous optical firm.

  • Sakaphoto Graphics

    For micro Four-Thirds, it’s just in-between the Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 and 42.5 f/0.95 lenses–at around twice the price.

    For about the same price as this lens, you could buy a Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85.

  • Camaman

    Those Meyer Optic guys are smoking something strong…
    To much selfesteem seminars on those teambuildings I guess..

  • SH*T666

    “Made in Germany – a commitment to quality that makes all the difference”…
    Of course, just like Volkswagens.

    • stpr

      Or, you know, like Leica and Zeiss.
      I don’t own a Meyer lens so I can’t say anything about its qualities and their prices are just out of my range. “Made in Germany” isn’t a guarantee for quality either, but I don’t know what VW has to do with it.

      • emeritusalem

        …and both high-priced German Leica and Zeiss-quality is still around. I think tight tolerances, expensive 13 precision blades and thoroughly assembly will never come cheap. Otherwise you would also see 13 steel-blades in asiatic mass production. We have to wait and see how these new high-priced lenses perform.

      • fjfjjj

        Name a Zeiss still-camera lens that isn’t made in Japan.

        • stpr

          Sure, not anymore, I just wanted to say how Silly the Volkswagen analogy was (which aren’t building their cars exclusively in Germany either btw)

          • SH*T666

            Silly? They sell their cars under the label: “German engineering”, and they design their tampered motors and chips in Germany, no matter where they are made. My point is the German or Japan or Neverland labels means nothing these days.

  • fjfjjj

    Admin, you were NOT contacted by Meyer Optik Görlitz. There is no such company. You were contacted by “net SE” which currently owns the brand and sells lenses that have nothing to do with the legendary Meyer firm, which hasn’t existed since 1990. This company is doing a good enough job misleading people without your help.

    • SH*T666

      In fact, Chinese lenses are not that bad these days. If they can put a robot in the Moon, for sure they are able to build very nice lenses.

    • OK, I was contacted by the brand Meyer Optik Görlitz

      • fjfjjj

        Brands don’t contact people. Companies do.

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