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Meyer-Optik Goerlitz recently announced a pair of limited edition Trioplan 100mm F2.8 'soap bubble' lenses available for pre-order, one with an anodized titanium surface and the other plated with gold. The lenses were unveiled late last month to celebrate Trioplan’s 100th anniversary. The company is producing 100 units of the titanium version, as well as a very limited run of 10 'Golden Eye' gold-plated units.

The new limited edition version of the lens, save for the ten gold-plated units, features a titanium anodizing on the outer surface, making the lens harder than its aluminum counterpart while retaining the same resistance to high temperatures and corrosion. Thanks to this surface, the company says, 'buyers will get a superior lens that is much less likely to show signs of age and wear.'

Both versions of the lens feature the following specifications:

  • Optic construction as classic triplet (3 elements in 3 groups)
  • Focal distance: 100mm
  • Maximum aperture: continuous F2.8
  • Iris diaphragm with 15 aperture blades specifically constructed of steel segment belt and with special coating
  • View format: 24mm x 36mm (image circle diameter 44 mm)
  • View angle: 24°
  • Filter: 52 x 0.75 (mm)
  • Clip-on diameter: 54mm
  • Mounts: M42, Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony-E, Micro Four Thirds

Meyer-Optik is offering the titanium lens for $2499/€2499 and the Golden Eye lens for $3499/€3499; both are available to preorder on the company's website.

Via: PhotoRumors