I've admired the the Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100 F2.8 original for years
and the newly manufactured version has better haptics and a bit more contrast
and excellent coatings. The classic versions for the 50's used to be a hundred
bucks or so but now are a bit crazy in price. There is something about using a
true classic vintage lens, however. The new ones are about 1000 bucks and a
bit of a stretch for a specialty lens. Trioplan 100 f2.8 II | Meyer Optik
Görlitz - Unique lenses with character (meyer-optik-goerlitz.com)
Now there is a quick cheap knock-off. I wish the build quality were a bit
better and at least some effective coatings to reduce flare but at least it is
an option. It is a cooke triplet after all and not that difficult to make.
Curiously the unique bokeh was considered a defect back in the day.
What say thou?
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, Mike
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