The German company OPC Optics (Optical Precision Components), which, as a result of the bankruptcy of NetCE, acquired the rights to the Mayer Optic Görlitz trademark, which has a history of about 120 years old, is systematically “reviving” it. Having unveiled the Trioplan 100mm f2.8 II lens earlier this year, it announced the availability of a second updated manual focus model: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II lens.
The changes from the original model affected both the mechanical design and the optical design, which has been improved for “vivid colors”, “high contrast” and “sharpness with a unique transition to beautiful bokeh” according to the manufacturer. The advantages of the lens also include a very short minimum focusing distance and stepless aperture control. The lens focuses at distances from 0.15 m, and the aperture can be f/3.5-f/16. The lens is designed for 52 mm filters.
The lens with a focal length of 30 mm is planned to be working with various mounts such as Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, M42, Leica L, and Leica M. The lens is characterized by its manual focus operation, short 6.3-inch minimum focusing distance, and a 12-blade diaphragm that produces circular out of focus highlights.
Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II Specifications
- Focal Length: 30mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Mount: Canon EF / M42 / Nikon F / Pentax K / M43 / Sony E / Fujifilm X / Leica L / Leica M
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Minimum Focus Distance: 16 cm
- Optical Design: 5 Elements in 5 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 12
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 52 mm
Price and availability
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II lens is now available to buy on the Bhphotovideo.com website for $899.
In the near future, the manufacturer plans to complete the production of the first batch of the Trioplan 50mm f2.8 II lens. In addition, the updated Primoplan 75mm f1.9 II and Primoplan 58mm f1.9 II models are expected to be released in the near future.