With the popularity of both the Canon and Nikon full-frame mirrorless cameras, German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik Görlitz has added Canon RF and Nikon Z mount models to its entire line of Primoplan lenses.
After the successful launch of the Trioplan 35mm and 100mm F2.8 lenses for Nikon Z and Canon RF mount, the company has decided to expand support into more of their branded optics.
“The successful launch of Trioplan 100 f2.8 II and Trioplan 35 f2.8 II as native Nikon Z and Canon RF versions has shown us, that there is a great demand for native Z and RF versions of our lenses, despite their very good adaptability,” says Timo Heinze, Managing Director Meyer Optik / OPC Optics.
The new mounts will be added to all six lenses that were launched in recent months, including the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II, Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II, Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II, and Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II.
In addition, the company is also in the final steps of producing a pair of Biotar lenses, including the Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II and the Biotar 75mm f1/5 II, which will be released in August 2022, and 2023 respectively.
The Meyer-Optik Görlitz company has had a tough go of it over the last decade. After being founded in 1896, the company manufactured popular lenses for cameras including the Biotar line for nearly a century.
Then a scandal involving a Kickstarter campaign for a $3,000 MOG Nocturnus lens, that ended up being a modified sub-thousand dollar Chinese lens.
After a huge backlash, the company went through liquidation and changed hands a few times, before it finally settled down as an independent lens brand.
The new lenses have had a long development period, largely due to delays involving the perfect storm of the Covid19 pandemic, and the computer chip shortage that delayed or canceled the manufacturing of many camera lines.
But this may have been a good thing for the relaunched company, which needed to put some distance between it and the lens scandal.
Now, the timing seems to be ripe for MOG to make a comeback. The company has opened a new factory and to date, has released the six original lenses that have been met with enough keen interest, for MOG to expand into the RF and Z mount mirrorless space.
Meyer-Optik Görlitz says that the new RF and Z mount lenses are now available directly through their website and their authorized dealers, for a price of between $900-1000 depending on the model.
[source: Meyer-Optik Görlitz]
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