Category Archives: Meyer Optik Görlitz

Interview with Dr. Stefan Immes on the Opema Jena Biotar lenses

Dr. Stefan Immes, who revived the Meyer Optik brand of German lenses three years ago, has launched a new lens company called Opema Jena, which for its first project is bringing back the Biotar 75/f1.5, a lens originally produced by Carl Zeiss. Oprema launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Biotar last week. We talked to Immes […]

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New Oprema Jena Biotar 58mm f/2 lens to be announced soon

A new Oprema Jena Biotar 58 f/2 lens will be announced soon – see the teaser above. The lens is also already listed as a reward to the existing Biotar 75 Kickstarter project:

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Oprema Jena Biotar 75/1.5 lens launched on Kickstarter

The Oprema Jena Biotar 75/1.5 lens is now officially announced and is listed for funding on Kickstarter. The lens will be available in Canon, Nikon, Sony-E, Leica-M (rangefinder coupling supported), FujiX and M42 mounts. Technical specifications and MTF chart: Sample photos: Here is the full press release:

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Oprema Jena announces their plans for a new Biotar 75 f/1.5 lens

The previously rumored new Biotar 75 f/1.5 lens (first reported on LeicaRumors) is now officially announced and as already reported, it will be sold under the Meyer Optik Goerlitz Oprema Jena brand (net SE is behind the Oprema Jena and Meyer Optik brands). The lens funding will start soon on Kickstarter. The Biotar 1.5/75 lens is […]

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Zeiss rumored to bring back Biotar lenses

Zeiss is rumored to bring back their Biotar lenses (specifically the Biotar 1.5/75). Recently (April 2017) there was a new trademark registration for the name Biotar: Update #1: the Biotar name could be trademarked by Meyer Optik Görlitz (Globell Deutschland, subsidiary of the ‘net SE’ group, is the company behind the Meyer-Optik Görlitz venture). Update #2: I […]

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Meyer Optik Görlitz launched a new Lydith 30mm f/3.5 lens on Kickstarter

Meyer Optik Görlitz launched a new Lydith 30mm f/3.5 project on Kickstarter. The new lens is described as “the sharpest and most contrasty lens” in the company’s history. Designed in the late 1950s and introduced in 1964, the modern version of the Lydith will be updated with high-perfomance lens coatings and a short minimum focusing […]

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New Meyer Optik Görlitz lens will be launched on Kickstarter next week

A new Meyer Optik Görlitz lens will be launched on Kickstarter next week. In addition to the teaser above, we also have a sample photo taken with the new lens:

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