Primoplan 58 f1.9 II

  • Deliverytime: curr. approx. 10 days till shpmt.
    Focal Length & Aperture: 58mm / f1.9 - f22
    Image-circle diameter: 44mm
    Angle of View: 41°
    Aperture Blades: 14
    Filter diameter: 52mm
    Optics Construction: 5 Elements in 4 Groups
    Minimum object distance: 0,5 m
    Length (depends on mount): 53mm - 71mm
    Weight: 230g - 270g
    Housing: Aluminum / black anodized
    Leica-Rangefinder-Coupling: no (LiveView mandatory)
One of the most exciting lenses ever developed. The initial Primoplan 58 f1.9 was... more


One of the most exciting lenses ever developed.

The initial Primoplan 58 f1.9 was developed by the brilliant Meyer-Optik designer Paul Schäfter 80 years ago. Its light intensity of 1:1.9, which was considered extremely high back then, made the Primoplan 58 f1.9 one of the most exciting lenses of its time. The Primoplan 58 f1.9 gained its legendary reputation among photographers around the world in no time at all.


The most versatile bokeh

The lens has always been known for its extensive range of bokeh effects. With maximum aperture, the bokeh effect swirls and the lights flow into each other as if by magic. When stopped down, it is ‘creamy’ with slight detail in the blur. The smooth progression from focus to blur gives images a sense of depth. 14 aperture blades even blur the lights and depict them as almost circular.


Exceptional design for exceptional images

The breathtaking images taken with the Primoplan 58 f1.9 II are down to its unusual design, in which a central dispersion lens is flanked by two groups of lenses, each acting as a converging lens. The rear group consists of a single biconvex converging lens, resulting in a subtle brilliance over the entire frame. The new design was developed by Dr. Wolf-Dieter Prenzel from Görlitz and adapted to the needs of digital photography, all the while preserving the world famous character of the Primoplan 58 f1.9. Highquality glasses including perfect coatings provide the optical brilliance.