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Meyer Gorlitz Primoplan 58 mm f/ 1.9 Lens

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Meyer Gorlitz Primoplan 58 mm f/ 1.9 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Exakta

First year of production: 1936

Last year of production: 1942

Optical design: 5-lens extended triplet with a centrally arranged aperture, similar to the planar a Gaussian construction

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Average price: $900

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Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
58mmf/1.9f/1.9140.45

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  • 40 ° image angle

Meyer Gorlitz Primoplan 1:1.9 f=5.8cm is normal prime lens for SLR cameras.

Uncoated and marketed as a fast, low light lens, in its day it was a star performer.  My version from 1942 was coated after the war, likely in Netherlands by Old Delft.  It is very sharp, noticably sharper then the post-war 1950's version - which is still a very good performer. 

Of note, the filter size is a very odd 39.5mm. 


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Posted by: Richard Wright   Date of publication: 17.07.2017


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