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REVIEW: Meyer-Optik Görlitz Primotar 180mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-11-15

Meyer Optik Görlitz Primotar 180mm
                              f/3.5

Specs:

Lens:
180mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
15 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
2.2m (7.5ft)

Weight:
1030g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Good sharpness
Little corner softness

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Meyer Optik Görlitz
                            Primotar 180mm f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Really nice
Meyer Optik
                                                      Görlitz Primotar
                                                      180mm f/3.5
Meyer Optik
                                                      Görlitz Primotar
                                                      180mm f/3.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5

Flare / Backlight
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5


Sample
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5
Meyer
                                                          Optik Görlitz
                                                          Primotar 180mm
                                                          f/3.5


Filming
Meyer Optik Görlitz
                                            Primotar 180mm f/3.5

Build quality

Very good and built like a tank.


Conclusion

Had high hopes for this lens and I can't say that I was disappointed.
It have great image quality and is built like a tank.
Nice plus is that it have a tripod mount which can be good to have because it's a quite heavy lens.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Built like a tank
Bokeh & Flare / Backlight
15 bladed aperure


Thumbs down:
Heavy



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

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