It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything from Meyer-Optik, but now we’ve got something brand new: the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus III 50 f0.95. This new lens is promising to have some of the most gorgeous bokeh with its 15 aperture blades–that’s much more than many modern lens options. The lens, like many of the other options out there, is manual focus and of an all metal build, and is designed to come in either silver or black. Even more interestingly, the lens starts out at f0.95 and stops down to only f11. Weird, right? Well, not really.
If you’re getting a lens like the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus III 50 f0.95, chances are you’re getting it specifically to shoot it wide open or with a very shallow depth of field. So it would make sense that they’re only letting it stop down so much. With a very close focusing distance, and steel incorporated into the design, I can see this being quite the portrait lens for many photographers. Portrait photographers looking for a shorter focal length with some dreamy bokeh will probably want to reach for this on their Sony FE or Leica M bodies. If you’re using it with a Fujifilm X series camera though, then you’ll get a 75mm field of view. Unfortunately, if you’re a Leica M user then there is no rangefinder coupling. Why? I’m honestly not sure. I’d figure that’s an essential feature if you’re shooting and not in Live View mode.
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 Technical Specifications:
Focal length: 50 mm
Angle of view: 23°
Minimum focusing distance: 50 cm
Filter diameter: 67 mm
Optical design: 10 elements in 7 groups
Aperture blades: 15, steel, special anti-reflex coating
Weight: 790 g
Color: Black or Silver
Sample Images from the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus III 50 f0.95
You can get the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 lens on pre-sale over at their website at $1,749 before it goes up to $2,999.