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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Meyer optic naming conventions? Reply with quote

Meyer has a whole host of different names for lenses. Anyone have ideas as to whether there were conventions? primotar, primoplan, primagon, orestor, orestegon, telemegor, telefogar, domiplan, domiron.... I am having a much harder time with these than other manufacturers.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Meyer optic naming conventions? Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
Meyer has a whole host of different names for lenses. Anyone have ideas as to whether there were conventions? primotar, primoplan, primagon, orestor, orestegon, telemegor, telefogar, domiplan, domiron.... I am having a much harder time with these than other manufacturers.


Not really unfortunately. "gon" usually stands for wide angle lenses (Zeiss and others used that too).


PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for coming in late.

It's my understanding that Meyer more-or-less used similar "family names" for generations of lenses. For instance the "Orest-" series were all clean-sheet designs purely for covering the 35mm format only: "Orestegon" wide-angle, "Oreston" standard, "Orestor" moderate long-focus related to Sonnar (with a thick group at the front), and "Orestegor" long-focus using thin elements. The "Domi-" series was a little older: Domiron, Domiton, Domiplan etc. The older designs were old-school where each design has a given angle of coverage and the lens is merely scaled up, such as Trioplan, Triotar, Primotar, Tele-Megor, etc.