Meyer Optik Goerlitz announced today that it is developing the next generation of the Primoplan 75/1.9

Meyer Optik Goerlitz is launching a new version of their Primoplan 75/1.9 lens. It will have improved bokeh and also work on Hasselblad and Fujimedium format cameras.

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Meyer Optik Returns a Lost Treasure

New Primoplan 75 Sets Bar Even Higher for Versatility, Optical Performance

Meyer Optik Goerlitz announced today that it is developing the next generation of the Primoplan 75/1.9, its premier portrait lens known for its versatile bokeh that spans from dreamy and swirly to circular, along with melting colors and smooth transitions from sharpness to soft blurs.

The company is calling the new version of the Primoplan 75 the P75 II, and is launching a campaign for the lens today on Indiegogo. Backers can be the first in line to get the lens for as low as $629 during the first 24 hours of the campaign. The upcoming P75 II maintains the special character of the original Primoplan 75, but the new lens follows an innovative optical design making use of Schott and OHARA glass and coatings.

In its new P75 II, Meyer Optik has reduced the lens’ minimum focal distance by almost 30% to just 55cm or 1.8 ft. The company is also offering a specially designed achromat front lens as a possible add on by which the minimum focusing distance can be reduced to 25 cm or less than a foot. The designers have also enlarged the image or frame size so that image contrast and resolution in the P75 II are dramatically improved, making the lens idea for black and white photography, as well as the perfect tool for portrait and nature photography. Furthermore, the lens can now cover mirrorless medium format cameras, such as the Hasselblad XD 1 or Fuji’s GFX 50s

The new optical innovations for the P75 II are an advancement of the Primoplan 75, which had been last produced in the 1950s in East Germany. The lens was originally developed in the 1930s by legendary German designer Paul Schaefter for Meyer Optik Goerlitz.

To see the Indiegogo campaign, go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/return-the-lost-treasure-create-the-p-75-ii-f1-9-camera-photography#/

To see product and sample images, go to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s25nuqmemkrwqnu/AABPMLgH7cQtlXRB2h1BTRYea?dl=0

About Meyer-Optik Görlitz

A brand with a proud tradition and reputation for exceptional products, Meyer-Optik-Görlitz started manufacturing innovative, high-quality lenses in Germany in 1896.  In 2014, net SE revived the traditional spirit of the lenses once known throughout the world and started developing new lenses under the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz brand in Germany. Manufacturing handmade lenses started in 2015 with first generation prototypes.  Serial production began in early 2016.

In May 2015, net SE created a new subsidiary, Meyer-Optik USA Inc. headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Meyer-Optik USA is online at http://www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

New DxO PhotoLab 1.1 released


The RAW processing software DxO PhotoLab 1.1 keeps improving its local adjustment tools featuring U Point technology

With its easier-to-use design, ability to interface with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, and improved brush tool, DxO PhotoLab (formerly DxO OpticsPro) now offers the most complete RAW development and processing solution on the market.

Special discounts on all DxO software through December 25, 2017

PARIS — DxO, a pioneer in digital imaging technologies, has announced the immediate release of version 1.1. of DxO PhotoLab (formerly DxO OpticsPro), the first update to its RAW conversion software for Mac and PC. DxO PhotoLab 1.1 offers easier-to-use local adjustment tools that feature U Point technology, as well as a more versatile Brush tool that now lets users adjust their flow and opacity settings. In addition to these new features, the software is now compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, as well as with new cameras and drones.

DxO PhotoLab delivers a comprehensive RAW and JPEG processing solution featuring optical corrections that are based on mathematical models developed in its laboratories, as well as such exclusive tools as PRIME denoising technology and DxO Smart Lighting’s exposure calibration. To allow photographers to apply local edits, DxO purchased Nik Software’s U Point technology from Google and incorporated it into DxO PhotoLab. This local editing technology lets users perform complex selections, which used to require a significant amount of time and painstaking manual brush work, in just a few clicks. In fact, DxO PhotoLab is the only software to fully integrate U Point technology within a non-destructive RAW workflow.

An easier-to-use design and new settings options for the Brush tool

DxO PhotoLab 1.1 offers an improved photo comparison mode to better display local adjustment settings. Photographers using the Windows version of the program can now view their image with and without local adjustments.

The Brush tool has also been updated with two new settings options, Flow and Opacity, which allow users to apply more nuanced masks and manage transitions more naturally.

Compatibility with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic

DxO PhotoLab includes a photo transfer feature that lets users process RAW files in Adobe Lightroom in a fully integrated and non-destructive workflow. Users can simply transfer their images from the Adobe Lightroom catalog to DxO PhotoLab, edit them, then send them back to Adobe Lightroom in .DNG format for further processing as needed—all in just a few clicks. This double-layered, non-destructive workflow gives users maximum flexibility right up until they’re done applying their very last adjustments. Now available through Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, this workflow gives Adobe software users access to DxO PhotoLab’s powerful automatic corrections and local adjustment options.

New camera and drone compatibility

DxO PhotoLab 1.1 can now support photos taken with the Canon EOS M100, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and Tough TG-5, the Sony RX10 IV, and the DJI Mavic PRO and Phantom 4 PRO drones. Thanks to DxO PhotoLab’s advanced RAW conversion technology, which is based on calibrations made for each sensor in DxO’s laboratories, photos taken with any of these cameras will be automatically corrected to account for any defects in their lenses. Images now look better than ever, thanks to DxO PhotoLab’s revised lens sharpness correction feature, which delivers a high level of detail in photos taken with medium ISO settings while still controlling noise.

Prices and availability

The ESSENTIAL and ELITE versions of DxO PhotoLab for PC and Mac can be downloaded from the DxO website (shop.dxo.com) and from specialized retailers for a discounted price through December 25, 2017:

DxO PhotoLab ESSENTIAL Edition: $99 instead of $129
DxO PhotoLab ELITE Edition: $149 instead of $199
(Suggested retail prices, including tax)

Photographers with a license for an earlier version of DxO OpticsPro can purchase a discounted upgrade license for DxO PhotoLab by signing into their customer accounts at www.dxo.com.

Photographers who purchased or updated a DxO OpticsPro license on or after September 1, 2017, can upgrade their software for free.

A fully-functional, one-month trial version of DxO PhotoLab is available on the DxO website: http://www.dxo.com/us/photography/download.