New Meyer Optik Somnium 85mm f/1.5 II lens

Meyer Optik has a new (second version) Somnium II 85mm f/1.5 lens currently listed for pre-sale on their website.


Here are the technical specifications:

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture: f1.5 – f22
  • Mounts: Canon-EF, Nikon-F , M42, Pentax-K, Sony-E
  • Angle of view: 28°
  • Minimum focussing distance: 85cm
  • Filter diameter: 67mm
  • Construction: 6 elements in 4 groups
  • Weight: ~ 790g
  • Length: 92 mm (Fuji, Sony: 120 mm)

The Somnium is a very special lens. For its ability to draw pictures like a paintbrush, for its ability to create flattering portraits, so artistic they nearly seem magical and of course for its extraordinary, sometimes nearly sprinkling swirly Bokeh.

Sample photos:

For us at Meyer Optik the Somnium has even a more special meaning: It was the first art lens, we have ever published since Meyer-Optik-Görlitz was re-born. Since then, a lot of has happened behind the scenes. Original classic lenses, re-buildt in Germany, like the Trioplan or the Primoplan type lenses have built a strong reputation for our new company, as a manufacturer of high quality art lenses. Those lenses have become popular for a good reason, but have somehow overshadowed the lovely Somnium lens.




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