Meyer Optik Now Taking Pre-Orders On Their New Somnium II 85mm F1.5

Meyer Optik is returning to their roots with the Somnium II 85mm F1.5

Myer Optik has made a name for themselves by launching vintage lens revivals on Kickstarter, but it’s been announced now that they have a new lens for pre-order that is NOT going to go through the Kickstarter circuit. That lens is their new Somnium II 85mm F1.5. This new lens will feature a ‘swirly bokeh’ that Meyer Optik describes as ‘magical’ for its ability to draw an image like a paintbrush.

Marketing speaks aside, the Somnium II 85mm F1.5 looks a lot different from most of the previous Meyer Optik lenses that we have seen to this point. The body is smooth with just two small rings; one for the clickless aperture and one for focusing, breaking up the smooth surface of the lens casing. Continue reading…