Meyer Optik Görlitz is back at it again with the release of a new prime, the Lydith 30mm F3.5 II. While it bears the same name as its predecessor, which was released under the previous owners of the Meyer Optik Görlitz brand via Kickstarter back in 2017, this new version features an entirely new optical design and construction.
Like its predecessor, this mark II version is based on the original Lydith lens, released back in 1964. OPC Optics, the new owners of the Meyer Optik Görlitz brand, doesn’t share the exact optical construction, but if it’s true to the original 1964 lens, it will feature five elements in five groups.
|The original Lydith F3.5 lens and its optical construction.|
The lens features a minimum focusing distance of 15cm (6in), features a stepless aperture (F3.5–16) and has a 52mm front filter thread. It comes in a variety of full-frame and APS-C lens mounts, including Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica L, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E.
Below are a few low-resolution sample photos, captured with the lens:
The lens is currently available to purchase from the Meyer Optik Görlitz website and authorized retailers for $900.