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REVIEW: Meyer-optik Görlitz Domiplan


50mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-05-26


Meyer-optik Görlitz Domiplan 50mm
                              f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/2,8 to f/22
6 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.75m (2.5ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)

Meyer-optik Görlitz Domiplan 50mm
                              f/2.8

Image quality

Analogue B&W film
It's sharp in the very middle wide open but you have quite severe corner softness.
And this softness is still visible at smaller apertures.
But it's reanders great and have nice contrast etc.
Meyer-optik Görlitz
                            Domiplan 50mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Okay but can look a bit rough
Meyer-optik Görlitz
                                            Domiplan 50mm f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Meyer-optik
                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Domiplan 50mm
                                                          f/2.8
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
  f/2.8 - f4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Meyer-optik








                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Domiplan 50mm
                                                          f/2.8
Meyer-optik








                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Domiplan 50mm
                                                          f/2.8

More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/meyer-optik-gorlitz-domiplan-50mm-f2-8/


Filming
Meyer-optik Görlitz Domiplan 50mm
                                f/2.8

Build quality

Really solid and great built.


Conclusion

I had high hopes for this one after I have tested the Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 135mm f/2.8 which is a really good lens.
But unfortunately this don't come near the same image quality.
And I can't see any reason way it only focus down to 0.75m (2.5ft).
Stop it down and you can get some nice and sharp images but you have to stop it down far for the corner softness to disappear.

Thumbs up:
Build quality
Contrast

Thumbs down:
Corner softness
Focus down to 0.75m (2.5ft)



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Meyer-optik Görlitz Domiplan
                            50mm f/2.8

Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Efke 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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