Announcement: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f / 3.5 II

24 August 2020 was announced Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f / 3.5 II lens.

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f / 3.5 II

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f / 3.5 II

Basic properties

  • For full-frame and crop cameras with Canon EF mount, Nikon F, M42, Pentax K, Sony E / FE, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, Micro 4/3
  • Manual focus only
  • Relative Hole: 1: 3.5-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 30mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15 centimeters
  • Optical design: 5 elements in 5 groups
  • Diaphragm: 12 rounded aperture blades with special anti-reflective AR blackening
  • Filter Diameter: 52 mm
  • Weight: 220 gram
  • The emphasis is on quality assembly, quality color reproduction with high contrast and soft bokeh
  • Price: about 900 dollars

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Comments: 20, on the topic: Announcement: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f / 3.5 II

  • Oleg

    Well I don't understand it

    • @ Lex


    • Trueash

      What exactly don't you understand? (No jokes question)

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Most likely $ 900 for 30 / 3,5, if for crop you can buy sigma 30 / 1.4 Contemporary or Art for $ 300 or $ 500 with autofocus for the same systems, and Sigma 24 / 1.4 art for full frame for the same $ 900.
        There are a lot of alternatives, what is special about this 30 / 3.5 - you still need to look and see that very soft bokeh.

      • Oleg

        Aperture and prices. If for a crop a pancake is 24 / 2.8 150 dollars. For a full frame, fixes 24-28 / 2.8 will also be cheaper

        • Oleg

          And bokeh at such aperture and focal length
          I do not understand

        • Trueash

          Thanks for the answers, perhaps $ 900 is really overkill. Although, 5 elements is not 9. It is possible that the picture will be interesting.

        • SERGOS

          the clock also has 2 hands, and the prices are different, for flirty ladies with a mustache / status thing in Europe / probably. /

  • Kublitsky

    They forgot to remove the zero at the end of the price

    • Vladimir


  • Sergei

    This is already the second attempt by enterprising Germans to profit from the proud name of Meyer-Optik Gorlitz and its brands - Trioplan, Primoplan, Lydith, etc.
    The first ended in a fiasco. By the way, KMZ appeared there - it supplied Helios-40 under the Somnium brand, but it is not known how the customer settled with it.
    I am afraid that this attempt will also face a fiasco.

  • Sergei

    In a preemptive effort to revive the iconic brand, only Trioplan 100mm / 2,8 has generated noticeable interest from subscribers on kickstarter.
    And then thanks to the bubble bokeh ...

  • Anatoly

    I'm just wondering what makes the announced Lydith so special from the Lydith released in the 70's and 80's. The number of aperture blades, MDF, weight? But this is not so important. But the old Lydith costs a mere penny, and the announced price is high. I would like to look at the card from the new one. Maybe there is something absolutely incredible ... ??? But hardly. It's all strange ...

  • Rashit

    - Where did you get such a price tag from ?!
    - How from where? .. Ummm ... From the ceiling! ;)

    In my opinion, this is for 12 rounded aperture blades with “special” anti-reflective AR-blackening and, mainly, for the “Meyer-Optik Gorlitz” nameplate. An incredible achievement! )))

  • Trueash

    Here is a description of the history of lenses (this is the second attempt at reviving the brand, as it turned out), and several pictures for a new one:

  • Sergei

    First attempt to recreate this lens in 2017.
    Collected then by subscription for $ 750.
    But the money burned out.
    Now the price tag has grown, but at least they don't collect ahead ...

  • TSerg

    With the old Meurivskoy optics of knowledge. Until the end of an hour I have been creeping Meyer-Optik Görlitz: Domiplan 50mm / 2.8, Primoplan V 58mm / 1.9 and Orestor 135mm / 2.8. For the skin they need to shukati their plot. Earlier, the boules Orestor 100 mm f / 2.8 (with 15 diaphragm peels), Oreston 50 mm / 1.8 and Lydith 30 / 3.5. Signs similar to those of Primoplan, Orestor and Oreston were similar. Lydith is not swaying, hoping for a large-peel diaphragm. Colori conveyed good, but the contrast did not start. I was very afraid of the back and bichesky light, with such a light, the transmission of colors was reduced even more, and the contrast disappeared. Not all at once, through scho and ruthless sales. Tse bulo rokiv 10-12 volumes. The first price for a new bull is 10 bucks for a flea at my place. Infection on іbeі the price jumped to $ 50-90. And from the price of re-carnant at Mayzhe 900 greens - the price is simply ridiculous, and it is badly rooted. Tim is even more so called “AR-blackening” - it’s just plastic lamellas with diaphragms, but it’s not a novelty. In the bagatokh Chinese, the same lamellas.
    I don’t believe that there will be a need for it. It’s like some vyrobniks to replace and destroy the national brand for an old brand, which became popular literally in the last 8-9 years, starting with Trioplan 100mm / 2.8. Tim is more, well, here at the edge of the fence, reading the technology of the preparation of the meerivskyi warehouse has already been absorbed by a lot of rock in that. So, it’s just a brand new thing for the old brand, it’s just a bummer. I am summing up, what a company, yak isnu from 2016 p. and it’s clear to spypratsyuє with China, so quickly it’s fun to play. For such a price, you can buy a rich guy, incl. and from the old manual optics.

    • B. R. P.

      It is more suitable.

  • after all

    Meyer is not the same now (((Where is the peeling varnish, dents and a stuck diaphragm ???

    • Arkady Shapoval

      For additional features, you will need to pay about $ 900 more.

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