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05-30-2020, 03:46 PM - 1 Like   #61
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Picture taken by Benedikt Ernst with Lydith 30 f/3,5 II. Source: Facebook

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I like the shots I’ve seen from the Lydith, but there’s nothing about it that strikes me as visually unique from a lens perspective.

And it’s the same price as the 31mm limited where I live, so, yeah, probably not...

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Hum.
Certainly.
Not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I like the shots I’ve seen from the Lydith, but there’s nothing about it that strikes me as visually unique from a lens perspective.

And it’s the same price as the 31mm limited where I live, so, yeah, probably not...

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The Lydith is not a bad lens and has a lot of character. The original lens can be had for €50 or less in this part of the world and comes in either M42 or EXA mount, in Pentacon and Meyer branding. Sure, these old lenses may not be mechanically perfect, often have wear and tear, and misaligned elements are also reported. But at that price you could buy a few and still have plenty of money left...

The story's a bit different for the Trioplans and Primoplans, especially the 75mm version, which are much pricier and harder to come by. If I was in the market for a Primoplan 75/1.9 for €1000 used in ok-ish condition and the brand new Meyer version, I would certainly choose the latter. Or maybe just get the Pentax FA77...

But if my work depended on these lenses and would make enough income from it to pay for them, I would probably pick a new one that I can rely on. Then I don't have to fiddle with flimsy M42 adapters, uneven focus, oily aperture blades and all the other issues these old lenses are plagued by. If you're in that position, it's good to have the option of getting a new copy of the lens.

As far as I know OPC has retained the same manufacturing process and different small repair shops produce the components and assemble the lenses. It appears to be a mostly small-scale operation with a lot of manual work in a high wage country. My hunch is that the profits per lens aren't that small, but they need to be because otherwise the whole business wouldn't be profitable.

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The Pentax 77 and the Primoplan 75 are completely different in character.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Meyer Optik Görlitz:
the Trioplan 100 f2.8 II is now available being the first revised historical lens from Meyer Optik Görlitz after the takeover of the traditional brand by the optics specialist OPC from Bad Kreuznach.

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Serial production of the Trioplan 50 f2.8 II and the Lydith 30 f3.5 II will be completed shortly. Production of the new Primoplan 75 f1.9 II and the Primoplan 58 f1.9 II has also been started.
Press release: Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan f2.8 100 II available! | News | Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses - Tradition meets innovation
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Press release: Meyer Optik Görlitz Lydith 30 f3.5 II available! | News | Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses - Tradition meets innovation

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Momentarily considered it, K-mount big plus.

The price is really quite high tho considering the original (and Pentacon version) is commonly found just to each side of $100 in M42 mount. I'll wait, but still keeping a eye open for a discounted one as I find the rendering unique. Definitely would have it's uses IMO.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gatorguy Quote
Momentarily considered it, K-mount big plus.

The price is really quite high tho considering the original (and Pentacon version) is commonly found just to each side of $100 in M42 mount. I'll wait, but still keeping a eye open for a discounted one as I find the rendering unique. Definitely would have it's uses IMO.
Here's one with an EXA mount "For Pentax" lol.
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The Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 50 f/2.8 II was announced today.

Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 50 f2.8 II available! | News | Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses - Tradition meets innovation

Trioplan 50 f2.8 II | Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses - Tradition meets innovation

Like the other two, it's available in Canon EF, M42, Nikon F, Pentax K, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, µ4/3 and Sony E mounts.

€876.34 / $899.

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The first one was 2.9 like the legacy trioplan, so no need to call it version 2. I still don't see why I should pay x times as much for a new version when you can get perfectly good legacy ones with real legacy glass in them. Trying to replicate imperfection is bound to be less than perfect
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The first one was 2.9 like the legacy trioplan, so no need to call it version 2. I still don't see why I should pay x times as much for a new version when you can get perfectly good legacy ones with real legacy glass in them. Trying to replicate imperfection is bound to be less than perfect


Absolutely!
For less than 5% of the asking price of this "new" design I bought a perfectly good "original" only a few months ago on eBay. The only thing missing was the rear lens cap, but as there was a functioning camera fitted that wasn't a problem
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The Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 75 f/1.9 II was announced today.

Primoplan 75 f1.9 II | Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses - Tradition meets innovation

Like the other three (Lydith 50 f/3.5 II, Trioplan 50 f/2.8 II and Trioplan 100 f/2.8 II), it's available in Canon EF, M42, Nikon F, Pentax K, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, µ4/3 and Sony E mounts.

€973.82 / $999.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
The first one was 2.9 like the legacy trioplan, so no need to call it version 2. I still don't see why I should pay x times as much for a new version when you can get perfectly good legacy ones with real legacy glass in them. Trying to replicate imperfection is bound to be less than perfect
I already have at least five 50mm lenses - including the eight-element Takumar 50mm - and a 35mm Takumar and a 28mm Pentax-M, so I also see little point to getting these "new" legacy lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
Awesome news!
Love seeing new lenses added to the line up even from third parties!
Makes me wonder how this company can see profit in producing both m42 and K mount lenses (among many others) when Sigma and Tamron claim there is no money in continuing to support the K mount..
Amazing pictures! Love it! Looks promising!
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