Review of the Biotar 75mm F1.5 II

A legendary lens now available in mirrorless and DSLR mounts

By bdery in Review Announcements on Feb 12, 2024

We are happy to present our review of the Biotar 75mm F1.5 II, the revival of one of the most legendary lens designs of the last century!

Based on Zeiss' iconic Biotar 75mm F1.5 lens first released before World War II, this new version brought forward by Meyer Optik Görlitz improves on the original by tweaking the lens design, improving on the materials and manufacturing, adding mutli-coatings, while preserving what makes the Biotar unique. Namely, its excellent center sharpness and signature bokeh (often referred to as "swirly bokeh"). Sometimes named the "king of vortex", the Biotar formula is still sought after almost a century after its inception.  Today, it is available in most modern mirrorless and DSLR mounts, including Pentax, Nikon, Sony, Canon, micro four-thirds, and others.

Read our review to see what we found out about the new Biotar 75mm F1.5 II lens!

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