Meyer Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 35mm f/2.8 Lens is Now on Kickstarter


I tested a Meyer’s Optik Gorlitz Triplan 100mm f/2.8 a while ago, but it was a little long for me and I was expecting to recive a 50mm f/2.9. These are very interesting lenses for people that have the patience to plan out their compositions and now they are releasing a 35mm f/2.8 mm via Kickstarter, which has already reached its funding goal of $50k. The Trioplan 35+ is the final lens of the Trioplan Trilogy, which started with the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/2.9:

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.

Technical 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 35mm f/2.8 lens will be available in the following mounts:

  • Canon EF
  • Nikon F
  • Sony E
  • Fuji X
  • Micro Four Thirds
  • M42
  • Pentax-K
  • 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)

Via Photorumors

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