ARTISTIC PERFECTION RE-INVENTED:

THE NEW SOMNIUM II 85 F1.5

 
Be amongst the first to receive our brand new SOMNIUM II at a very special price

MSRP: $ 1999
    

pre-sale price: $ 899*  only 10 units available* 
(pre-sale price: $ 949*  only 50 units available)
(pre-sale price: $ 999*  only 100 units available)

(Free Worldwide Shipping included. Estimated delivery date: August 2018.  EU pricing is (899/949/999 EUR, including Value Added Tax. US/World Wide Pricing is net)

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FIRST LENS, FIRST LOVE

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.
(all pictures are taken with SOMNIUM F1.5 or SOMNIUM F1.5 II)

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Photo Credits: Raffaele Horstmann
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Photo Credits: Tamara Skudies
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Photo Credits: Barbara Mayer
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Photo Credits: Raimund Samerski

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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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Photo Credits: Tamara Skudies

But some of you haven't forgotten about the Somnium. In between, we have received so many messages on whether the Somnium will ever be available again, that we have now an answer to this question and its good news: The Somnium will come back!
 

THE NEW SOMNIUM II 85  F1.5 

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The new Somnium II comes in an enhanced design and has been updated to the latest Meyer-Optik quality standards.
It will be available for nearly all modern camera systems and comes with a matt black finish

 

SET YOUR OWN NEW STANDARDS

With the first deliveries planned for August 2018, we will start now our discounted pre-sale. Of course, the re-edition will profit from all our experience we have built during the last years. Therefore the new Somnium II will live up to our Meyer-Optik-Görlitz redefined quality standards.
 
  • Meyer-Optik Art Lens Configuration©
    Our designers & reference photographers fine tune our lenses to guarantee an optimal balance between contrast & resolution with the goal to allow for a wide variety of artistic options. The lenses are optimzed to maintain a relation between sharpness and characteristic bokeh which favours creativity over tech specs.

  • Meyer-Optik Clickless Aperture Mechanic©
    Our high quality adjustment rings run smoothly and noiseless and allow the finest variations in focusing.The new Somnium II is therefore ideal for videography. The completely enhanced mechanics and the improved focus ring are a pleasure to use .

  • Available for Modern Camera Systems
    Like all our lenses, the new Somnium II is available for nearly all modern camera systems:  Canon-EF, Nikon-F, M42, Pentax-K, Sony-E & Fuji X
  • handmade in Hamburg,  Germany
    Like all our lenses, the new Somnium will be handmade in Hamburg Germany.

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TECH SPECS AT GLANCE

  • Focal length: 85mm 
  • Aperture: f1.5 - f22 
  • Mounts: Canon-EF, Nikon-F , M42, Pentax-K, Sony-E and Leica M
  • 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)
     

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