The new Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 35mm f/2.8 lens is already listed on Kickstarter and it has reached its funding goal of $50k in just a few minutes (now reached $236,474).
“The new Trioplan 35+ will be made of the finest materials. It comes with a carefully anodized aluminium housing, and special coated glass lenses from Schott and Ohara. 12 aperture blades create the circular bokeh.”
Here is the technical specs data of the lens prototype:
- Focal length: 35 mm
- Aperture: 1:2,8, – 1:22
- Angle: +/- 31,5°
- Focusing Distance ∞ to 0,3 m
- Clip on diameter: 41 mm
- Filter Diameter: M 39 x 0,75
- Size: Ø 61,5 mm x 50 mm
- Weight: ca. 220g
- Aperture blades: 12
The Trioplan 35+ is expected to be available at the retail price of $1,599 later this year but Kickstarter backers can secure the lens for a much lower investment. What backers will get is a groundbreaking lens.
Previously, it was thought too difficult to achieve the soap bubble effect in a wide angle lens. But Meyer-Optik engineers designed the new lens according to the historic Cook Triplet design but added two elements to boost the lens. The extra two lens elements is why Meyer-Optik decided to add the “+” to the name of the lens.
The lens is extremely compact and a very discreet tool in your hands. It helps you to stay in touch with the person you are shooting without distracting or annoying him by putting a huge lens in his face. Our test photographers were really thrilled with the portraits they created with our Trioplan 35+.
The Trioplan 35mm f/2.8 lens will be available in the following mounts:
- Canon EF
- Nikon F
- Sony E
- Fuji X
- Micro Four Thirds
- Leica M (rangefinder not supported/focusing via live view)
- Leica L , suitable for SL & T mirrorless cameras (strictly manual, rangefinder not supported/focusing via live view)
Sample images can be seen on the Kickstarter page.