Meyer Optik has announced the Somnium II 85mm F1.5 FE lens.

It’s planned for delivery in August with a price tag of $1999.00. However, if you order early you can save up to 50% of that price!

Meyer Optik Somnium II 85mm F1.5 Lens

Here’s a snippet from the announcement:

With the first deliveries planned for August 2018, we will start now our discounted pre-sale. Of course, the re-edition will profit from all our experience we have built during the last years. Therefore the new Somnium II will live up to our Meyer-Optik-Görlitz redefined quality standards.

  • Meyer-Optik Art Lens Configuration
  • Our designers & reference photographers fine tune our lenses to guarantee an optimal balance between contrast & resolution with the goal to allow for a wide variety of artistic options. The lenses are optimzed to maintain a relation between sharpness and characteristic bokeh which favours creativity over tech specs.

  • Meyer-Optik Clickless Aperture Mechanic©
  • Our high quality adjustment rings run smoothly and noiseless and allow the finest variations in focusing.The new Somnium II is therefore ideal for videography. The completely enhanced mechanics and the improved focus ring are a pleasure to use .

  • Available for Modern Camera Systems
  • Like all our lenses, the new Somnium II is available for nearly all modern camera systems: Canon-EF, Nikon-F, M42, Pentax-K, Sony-E & Fuji X
    handmade in Hamburg, Germany
    Like all our lenses, the new Somnium will be handmade in Hamburg Germany.

Brief Technical Specs

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture: f1.5 – f22
  • Mounts: Canon-EF, Nikon-F , M42, Pentax-K, Sony-E and Leica M
  • Angle of view: 28°
  • Minimum focussing distance: 85cm
  • Filter diameter: 67mm
  • Construction: 6 elements in 4 groups
  • Weight: ~ 790g
  • Length: 92 mm (Fuji, Sony: 120 mm)

You can find full details, image samples, and order information here.