Meyer Optik Görlitz has added native Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts to the six lenses it has released to date including the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II, Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II, Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II, and Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II.
The company says that these two new mounts are available immediately for all six of the company’s current lenses.
“The successful launch of Trioplan 100 f2.8 II and Trioplan 35 f2.8 II as native Nikon Z and Canon RF versions has shown us, that there is a great demand for native Z and RF versions of our lenses, despite their very good adaptability,” says Timo Heinze, Managing Director Meyer Optik / OPC Optics.
“After an intensive preparation phase, which took quite a bit longer than usual due to the extremely volatile economic situation (capacity bottlenecks, lack of resources, extreme price & availability fluctuations for raw materials, etc.), we are now especially happy about the completion of the new versions of our lenses.”
The company says that it is in the final production steps of the Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II and that it should be available to purchase within the next four weeks.
Meyer Optik Görlitz also says the production of the Biotar 75 f1.5 II was started in parallel, but the current parts and materials availability has led to considerable delays in that project which has pushed the release date beyond September of 2022.
“For both lenses, the preceding prototype tests have created a particularly high level of anticipation, as the results surpass the historical originals while retaining the popular image styles. In addition, new lenses are in planning/development and will be released early next year,” the company says.
Nikon Z and Canon RF are available mount options for all lenses on the company’s website.
A Reborn Brand
Meyer Optik Görlitz is a German manufacturer of camera lenses that was founded originally in 1896, though its more recent history has been a bit rocky: it has been disgraced, purchased, and reborn all in the last decade. The company, which was spun off, liquidated, and then resold in between 1990 and 2014, failed to deliver on a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign.
But in August of 2021, the company reformed as an independent brand and in its own words, became “a real company again.” In November, the company opened a new factory in Hamburg, Germany and launched a new Trioplan 35mm f/2.8 II for 11 camera mounts in January.