Meyer-Optik Görlitz has announced that it is developing the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens for multiple camera systems, as a means to bring back to life the Trioplan family of optics.
Trioplan was introduced back in 1916, which consists of a family of affordable, but versatile lenses. Meyer-Optik Görlitz discontinued the series in 1963, but it appears that the German company is bringing it back in 2015.
The company is currently being led by former engineers, who developed Meyer-Optik Görlitz lenses until the 1960s. They want to re-introduce the Trioplan series on the market and to make it compatible with modern technology and to meet today’s photographic requirements.
The first model will be the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8, which is a telephoto prime lens that delivers beautiful, round bokeh effects.
Meyer-Optik Görlitz reveals plans to bring the Trioplan lens family back to life
Roughly 99 years have passed since the introduction of the first Trioplan lens. This series will be reawakened by Meyer-Optik Görlitz this year, which promises that the new, modern version of the 100mm f/2.8 retains the “unique charm” of the original model.
One of the things that will be greatly improved in the new Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens is the image quality. The lens will come packed with glass made by Schott, a Germany-based company that specializes in making high-quality glass.
The manufacturer says that all lenses will be made in Germany and that the initial tests have provided excellent results, including good bokeh effects and high image sharpness.
Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens release date set for October 2015
The product is not very close to be released on the market. The first working prototype will show up sometime this summer, albeit some mock-up units will be on-display at various digital imaging events this spring.
The release date of the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens is planned for October 2015, before the company’s 100th anniversary. The price details are unknown and they will likely be revealed closer to the launch date.
Meyer-Optik Görlitz will release the product in Canon and Nikon mounts. However, the company says that the lens will become available for mirrorless camera mounts, such as Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E (NEX).
For the time being, the company is selling the Figmentum 35mm f/2 and Figmentum 85mm f/2 lenses for Canon and Nikon cameras as well as the Somnium 85mm f/1.5 for Canon, Nikon, and M42 mounts.