Meyer Optik Görlitz acquired by OPC Optic. But you still wont get your money back :( reports that Meyer Optik Görlitz got acquired by OPC Optic (another German company). There is a full german press text and below you can find the google tranlsated text. But two important news upfront:

1) Yes OPC Optic will now do Meyer Optik lenses again

2) No, if you had a lens on preorder on Kickstarter/indiegogo you will NOT get your money back. OPC Optic acquired the brand name but not the “net SE” company that is behind all that mess.Still, OPC Optic is considering you to give those people a discount on future lens purchases.

OPC Optics acquires trademark rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz following insolvency of Koblenzer net SE

– Entry into the consumer market for OPC Optics
– Brand should be filled with life as soon as possible
– Production and products are optimized and the portfolio streamlined
– Sales via classic distribution – no crowdfunding, no pre-sales
– Takeover of net SE contaminated sites is unfortunately not possible

OPC Optical Precision Components Europe GmbH based in Bad Kreuznach acquires the trademark rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz from the insolvent net SE and the SEMI Verwaltung GmbH. The specialist for aspheric and spherical glass lenses, with the takeover of Meyer Optik Görlitz, now also opens up the consumer market. With the help of their own technological know-how and synergies in the field of lens manufacturing, existing products are to be optimized, production processes professionalized and further products developed. After the unpleasant and sometimes inglorious downfall of the net SE, through which Meyer Optik was already considered lost, this development means a continuation of the popular lens series for the many Meyer Optik fans worldwide – such as Trioplan.

“It was regrettable to look at how Meyer Optik Görlitz, after the successful restart in 2014, by quality fluctuations, the many, sometimes parallel crowdfunding projects on various platforms, pre-sales of unpublished lenses on its own website and ongoing delivery delays, more and more reputation in the market lost. Nevertheless, we now see the chance for us to professionally and successfully establish a traditional German photography brand, “says Timo Heinze, Managing Director of OPC Optics. “To do that, we will definitely adopt a different, more conservative, approach and not crowdfund or pre-sell products. As a manufacturer, you simply have to take the time to grow such a brand so that you can grow your own capacities and ensure consistently high quality. ”

Optimization of the existing and changes of the production

The previous portfolio of Meyer Optik last included about 12 lens series. This, for a niche manufacturer, quite large portfolio is analyzed and streamlined accordingly. It can be assumed that popular model series such as the Trioplan 100 or the P58 (Primoplan type) will be continued. Whether the lenses just announced by the net SE such as the APO-Plasmat 105 or the Nocturnus DSLR will ever be implemented is currently unclear. As a specialist for high-precision aspherical and spherical lenses, OPC Optics will examine and further develop lens models that are considered to be valid.

“Thanks to our own technical expertise, further development is an obvious step and absolutely logical. First, we will perform an as-is analysis of existing designs and designs. Thanks to absolute high-end measurement and production techniques, we are then able to produce the lenses used with absolute precision and thus improve the optical performance. The production of the mechanical components and the assembly of the lenses will continue to be in Germany to ensure the best possible quality, “explains Heinze.

Classic Sales – No crowdfunding, no pre-sales

In contrast to the previous and now insolvent provider of Meyer Optik lenses, OPC Optics will strive for classic marketing with Meyer Optik. Neither crowdfunding nor pre-sales of unpublished products will be part of the business model. In the future OPC Optics will rely on its own direct sales as well as on the stationary photo trade. In this way OPC Optics intends a smooth and above all transparent exchange with its customers.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to take over the net SE contaminated sites

The takeover by OPC Optics includes all brand rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz and the associated products. Open claims from customers and suppliers towards net SE remain with net SE. Thus, vendors would have to contact the administrator of the net SE regarding these matters. OPC Optics, as a supplier of high-precision aspheres, is itself one of the suppliers of the net SE who still have outstanding demands on them.

As part of the reorientation of the brand, OPC Optics is examining whether discounts on the acquisition of an available lens can be realized for customers of net SE who have paid for and have not received a lens. Upon request, customers would then receive an individual offer. When or if such a model can be offered, is currently not fixed.

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KIPON start to deliver 8 models new Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount &Canon R mount cameras

Press text:

KIPON start to deliver 8 models new 0.7x Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount &Canon R mount cameras, increased Baveyes lineup for using medium format lenses on full frame cameras from 24 to 32 models.

Baveyes Pentax645-Nikon Z 0.7x

Baveyes Pentax67-Nikon Z 0.7x

Baveyes MAMIYA645-Nikon Z 0.7x

Baveyes Hasselblad V-Nikon Z 0.7x

Baveyes Hasselblad V-EOS R 0.7x

Baveyes MAMIYA645-EOS R 0.7x

Baveyes Pentax67-EOS R 0.7x

Baveyes Pentax645-EOS R 0.7x

KIPON Baveyes introduces a lineup of the world’s first lens adapters that bring the famous medium format optics to Sony E, Leica SL and Leica M ,Nikon Z, Canon R 35mm full frame cameras, virtually eliminating any crop factor image loss and maintaining diagonal angle of view.
The transformation results in a 0.7x factor to theoriginal lens focal length with a gain of one stop in lens speed. Foremost in the advanced adapters, is the custom designed five element multicoated formula by German optics research institution, with the ability to use full frame SLR lenses on crop sensor camera bodies and mirrorless cameras.

Many medium format lenses are legendary for contrast, flare resistance, color saturation, bokeh and are in a class of theirown compared to even the best 35mm format glass. And the Sony, Leica ,Nikon, Canon image sensors, in the heart of their robust camera bodies, give new life to these medium format legendary lenses.
The retailer price for these optic focal reducer is 695USD,can order from Amazon Japan and Tmall China and Ebay factory shop from this week.

These could be the first leaked images of the new SUPERHEAVY Olympus E-M1X :)

If these images are legit than get ready for a first supersized MFT camera! The new E-M1X is huge and solid like a tank. I still cannot figure out if this makes sense or not…

E-M1X specs:

Name: E-M1X OMD camera
Sensor: 20MP (not global shutter)

Frame rate: 18fps
7.5+ EV stabilization
2x the processing speed of the E-m1X
Autofocus: Adaptive and expandable focal points. Two examples. If you are shooting a person, then shift to shooting a car, the number of focal points will automatically expand. If you are shooting a basketball player, you will get a vertical series of 5 focal points.

Body Size: 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm (body with a built in vertical grip)
High Res: Can shoot handheld High Resolution images (around 80MP) at 1/60s
Photography focus: Sports and Wildlife shooters
Same batteries as E-M1 Mk II
Larger EVF

Launch: January 2019 along “2 tele zooms, 1 wide angle zoom. speedlight. zuiko binoculars”
Availability: February

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Fuji Panasonic lovers rejoice: This is your first camera with organic sensor and this ight change everything?

Nearly all companies (expect Canon and maybe Leica) are totally dependant from Sony sensors. Well this might change soon for Panasonic and Fuji. Years ago both companies have announced a partnership to work on their own new organic sensors. And finally they are ready to launch their first cameras using this new sensor!

What you see here is a Panasonic 8k camcorder using the new organic sensor. Iw ill be officially released in late 2019. And I seriously cannot wait to see this sensor be used on Panasonic and Fuji cameras too!

Panasonic said that this sensor can achieve a high sensitivity and dynamic range that CANNOT be matched by current inorganic (silicon) sensors. The camcorder you see here has these specs:

  • Global Shutter (exposes all pixels at the same time and read the data all at once). This will at last kill the distortion caused by rolling shutters.
  • 88 at 60fps
  • Panasonic said the sensor has “high sensitivity” and “wide dynamic range” but did not share exact numbers
  • It has a step less electronic ND filter (Panasonic said it does NOT change color balance when using it)
  • Sensor can switch between “high-sensitivity” mode and “high-saturation” mode

I am loving that!


More info about that sensor on this previous 43rumors article.

KIPON releases world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z & Canon R mount cameras from third-party manufacturer

Today Kipon announced their first five new manual focusing lenses for Canon EOS-R and Nikon Z cameras. Those lenses are already available as E-mount version at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.

Press text:

KIPON announced ELEGANT series lenses, world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z mount and Canon R mount cameras from third-party.

After 6 years non-stop learning for how to make high quality lenses, KIPON accumulated rich experience now, The reason why we use ELEGANT to name this lineup is because we want to transfer exactly how we develop these lenses from design to manufacture.They are consistent with our inertial thinking and philosophy about developing products in our company.

Lenses would be available before the end of Dec 2018,price as below,
24mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 499USD
35mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 468USD
50mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 325USD
75mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 355USD
90mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 386USD


Thanks Mistral!