For the more practical among us, a gold-plated special-edition Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens that costs more than twice as much as the ‘normal’ version makes no sense. If you’re one of those people, you probably shouldn’t read on.
The special-edition gold-plated ‘soap-bubble bokeh’ lens was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Trioplan lens, and only 10 will be made. Here’s how Meyer-Optik describes it:
Crafted carefully by hand from high-quality aluminium, the Trioplan Golden Eye is embellished with pure gold leaf, making it a true rarity that will become an investment piece in the years to come and identifies you as a Meyer-Optik supporter.
We’ll give them this, it is pretty… but it’s also more-than-pretty expensive. This special “Golden Eye” lens will run you 3,500 Euro/USD. Have a look:
If $3,500 is too rich for your blood but the idea of owning a special edition Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 still appeals, Meyer-Optik is also producing a slightly more affordable Titanium version of the 100mm.
This one features Titanium anodizing and is being produced in a less-rare run of 100. It’s also a load cheaper, starting at 2,500 Euro/USD.
Both special edition lenses are available for pre-order right now in M42, Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony-E, and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Click here to find out more or place an order.