Meyer Optik’s 50mm f2.9 Brings Back Soap Bubble Bokeh

Meyer Optik USA is looking to bring back a legendary lens of theirs: the Trioplan 50mm f2.9. It’s a 100 year old lens that is being updated for modern cameras and also adding on a front focusing 1:4 macro ability to under 12 inches. The lens had what was called Soap Bubble Bokeh; and if you look at the sample images it makes a whole lot of sense.

From the tech specs, it seems like quite the lens. It will have 12 aperture blades, have a 62mm front filter, weigh 200 grams,

The lens will be designed for full frame cameras and can be used with APS-C cameras too; though they’re not saying specifically what mounts yet. Check out their Kickstarter video after the jump.

Chris Gampat

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