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Mounts: Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony E Aperture: f1.9 - f22 Focal length: 58mm Filter diameter: 35mm Rangefinder Coupling for Leica: no (focussing must be done via LiveView)
One of the most exciting lenses ever developed. The initial Primoplan 58 f1.9 was... more
One of the most exciting lenses ever developed.The initial Primoplan 58 f1.9 was developed by the brilliant Meyer-Optik designer Paul Schäfter 80 years ago. Its light intensity of 1:1.9, which was considered extremely high back then, made the Primoplan 58 f1.9 one of the most exciting lenses of its time. The Primoplan 58 f1.9 gained its legendary reputation among photographers around the world in no time at all.
The most versatile bokehThe lens has always been known for its extensive range of bokeh effects. With maximum aperture, the bokeh effect swirls and the lights flow into each other as if by magic. When stopped down, it is ‘creamy’ with slight detail in the blur. The smooth progression from focus to blur gives images a sense of depth. 12 aperture blades even blur the lights and depict them as almost circular.
Exceptional design for exceptional imagesThe breathtaking images taken with the Primoplan 58 f1.9 II are down to its unusual design, in which a central dispersion lens is flanked by two groups of lenses, each acting as a converging lens. The rear group consists of a single biconvex converging lens, resulting in a subtle brilliance over the entire frame. The new design was developed by Dr. Wolf-Dieter Prenzel from Görlitz and adapted to the needs of digital photography, all the while preserving the world famous character of the Primoplan 58 f1.9. Glass from Schott and O’Hara was also added to provide optical brilliance.
*Worldwide distribution, except in Germany, is made under the name Primoplan 58 f1.9 II.