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KOSMOFOTO to relaunch MEYER lenses
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:19 am    Post subject: KOSMOFOTO to relaunch MEYER lenses Reply with quote

https://kosmofoto.com/2020/03/meyer-optik-gorlitz-to-be-relaunched-at-photokina/

hmmm...Real??


PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think yes, real. OPC is an optical manufacturing company. Normaly single lenses and such. And nothing for customers, but for the industry. Very different approach to the former Meyer Goerlitz relaunch.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZoneV wrote:
I think yes, real. OPC is an optical manufacturing company. Normaly single lenses and such. And nothing for customers, but for the industry. Very different approach to the former Meyer Goerlitz relaunch.


OK, after Photokina (IF it is going to happen due to Covid-19) we shall see...


PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
OK, after Photokina (IF it is going to happen due to Covid-19) we shall see...


Directly from photokina.com:
Quote:
Dear customers and partners of Koelnmesse,

We are currently receiving enquiries about whether a potential threat from the occurrence of the corona virus in China will have an impact on our Koelnmesse events.

For Koelnmesse’s part, we take the topic seriously and have initiated a state of heightened vigilance. This includes us being in permanent dialogue with the health authorities.

Preparations for photokina will be going ahead as planned. We are looking forward to your participation. We have taken constructive prophylactic measures at our exhibition grounds and are informing our customers accordingly. We have increased disinfectant supplies, considered the most effective way to prevent transmission. Highly frequented areas of the exhibition grounds are also being cleaned at shorter intervals. Qualified doctors and paramedics at our medical stations are prepared for potential suspected cases and are available to answer your questions in situ.

As of: 25.02.2020


PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read about this in the past. Reformulated = new lens formula and expensive. Old name in name only


PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philslizzy wrote:
I've read about this in the past. Reformulated = new lens formula and expensive. Old name in name only

I don't think it would be expensive for this reason. Those are very simple, low element count designs.
More complex original Chinese designs with two- to three-fold glass amount often go for 10 times cheaper.

A simple tri-lens Meyer Optic design for a ludicrous €999 has a very fat profit margin baked in.
Pretty sure they can even do the whole "german-built" thing for these money.

But I also suspect that's not going to happen and these lenses will be built by Chinese manufacturers.
The Trioplan prototype previously shown already looks like it has ZY Optics DNA in its construction.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would prefer the the lens made by the original brand owner like like the new J3+ or new Summaron 28/5.6. These new Meyer lenses just don't look good compared to the original chrome Meyer lenses.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just not KOSMOFOTO that relaunches. Wink