German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced a portrait lens that it claims has unique coatings to reduce flare. The Trimagon f2.6/95 is the latest in a line of lenses that the company has produced that use only three elements in the design. While the 100mm and 50mm Trioplan lenses were produced for their distinctive retro bubble-effect bokeh this Trimogan is 'a dynamic modern lens' according to the company. Meyer-Optik says a unique coating has been used to reduce flare and the glass used for the three elements is from the German company Schott and Japan's Ohara.

The company claims the resolution of the lens makes it suitable for use on cameras with 60MP or more. The optical design is based around full-frame sensors, but versions with mounts for smaller formats are listed as being available.

Like all Meyer-Optik lenses, the Trimagon offers manual focus only, and its 'distinctive' bokeh and rounded out-of-focus highlights are helped by the use of a 15-bladed iris.

The lens is available now as it has already been on sale in Germany, and it is offered with mounts for Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Leica M. It costs $1699/€1699. For more information see the Meyer-Optik Goerlitz website.

Press release:

Unique Coating and Design of Glass Lenses Provide Professional Photographers Sharp Artistic Portraits

Atlanta, GA – June 30, 2016 -- Meyer-Optik Goerlitz announced today the availability of its new portrait lens, the Trimagon f2.6/95, in the United States and worldwide. Aimed at professional photographers, the Trimagon 95 uses a unique coating and design that delivers sharp images with minimal reflections to preserve skin tone. The triplet architecture 15-blade design adds Meyer Optik's trademark artistic bokeh to Trimagon 95 images. 'While the Trioplan 100 restored Meyer-Optik's long lens to the artistic photography market, the Trimagon 95 provides professionals a dynamic modern lens that delivers extraordinary portraits and natural-looking photographs,' said Dr. Stefan Immes, CEO, Meyer-Optik Goerlitz. 'The remarkable nature of the lens is its rendering of secondary light, specifically providing realistic reflections of the finest structures.'

A unique coating on the Trimagon f2.6/95 reduces unnecessary light flares and overexposed reflections. The Trimagon f2.6/95 features high-index glass from Schott or O'Hara, providing excellent sharpness. The new portrait lens is suitable for resolutions from 60 million pixels and even more.

As with all Meyer-Optik lenses, the Trimagon f2.6/95 is 100% handmade in Germany. All Trimagon f2.6/95 lenses feature the best components and manufacturing processes, and undergo a rigorous inspection process with strict tolerance limits. The end result is a superior high-end lens for discerning photographers.

'The bokeh is exquisite and gives images a distinctive look,' said professional photographer and author Alexander Henry. 'The sharpness is impressive and the lens significantly reduces the amount of post-production required.'

The technical specifications of the Meyer-Optik Trioplan f2.6/95 include:

  • Light intensity and focal length: f2.6-22; 95mm
  • Optical design: 3 elements in 3 assembly units
  • Angle of view: 25°
  • Filter diameter: 52mm

Specifications:

  • Optical assembly as a classic triplet | 3 lenses/3 units
  • Iris diaphragm with 15 uniquely calculated steel aperture blades with special anti-reflection coating

Compatible with:

  • Canon
  • Nikon
  • Fuji X
  • Sony-E
  • MFT
  • Leica M* 

The Trimagon f2.6/95 is available for purchase at USD$1,699. Orders are currently being taken on the Meyer-Optik website. The lens was initially released only in Germany.

* Rangefinder not supported.