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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 20:45:28 »
Let's hope this is not vapourware :D

From the description it seems a Jakovian optic !!

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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 20:52:19 »
It looks promising, Frank.
Looking forward to your results.

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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 23:43:57 »
It looks promising, Frank.
Looking forward to your results.



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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 23:44:43 »
Let's hope this is not vapourware :D

From the description it seems a Jakovian optic !!

I bought from them before. They make good products but sometimes ship late
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 00:58:46 »
http://info.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com/somnium_ii_presale

I expect a full review ... photos, MTC, 6000 words minimum ... all for free of course :D

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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 07:19:06 »
I expect a full review ... photos, MTC, 6000 words minimum ... all for free of course :D

They say shipping in August 18. As I know them a bit already fall time seems more realistic. They seem to focus more on quality than sticking to time tables....
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 07:21:17 »
PS. I immediately fell in love with the rendering. 1000 instead of 2000 did help...
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 10:27:32 »
Looks like a real old school rendering  ;D
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 10:30:07 »
May think a 85mm f/1.8 H or K, will get ye similar results.

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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 11:22:59 »
Nearly all Meyer Optic projects were financed through crowd funding. They receive very bad comments from Kickstarter funders https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meyeroptik/awaken-the-legendary-soap-bubble-bokeh-trioplan-f2/comments which, apparently, made them move to IndiGoGo. So I would be very cautious ...

Link to IndiGoGo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/return-the-lost-treasure-create-the-p-75-ii-f1-9-camera-photography#/
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 14:01:26 »
I've backed my fair share of Kickstarter campaigns.  I have noticed that there are quite a few vocal people there that back projects and then have unrealistic expectations, then go absolutely nuts in the comments.

So far, every project I've backed has delivered.  I'm still waiting on 2 to finish up, should have cameras from them sometime late spring/early summer.
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 15:06:02 »
I've backed my fair share of Kickstarter campaigns.  I have noticed that there are quite a few vocal people there that back projects and then have unrealistic expectations, then go absolutely nuts in the comments.

So far, every project I've backed has delivered.  I'm still waiting on 2 to finish up, should have cameras from them sometime late spring/early summer.

So I did and these all finished to my entire satisfaction.  One question remains: how can you do crowdfunding by tapping different platforms ?
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 19:26:43 »
May think a 85mm f/1.8 H or K, will get ye similar results.
The Russian 85/1.5 Helios produces extremely similar results, bokeh-wise.  The ergos look odd...the focusing ring appears flush with the lens barrel.
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Re: I just bought this lens for half price (ships August 2018)
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 23:23:33 »
The Russian 85/1.5 Helios produces extremely similar results, bokeh-wise.  The ergos look odd...the focusing ring appears flush with the lens barrel.
Yes, I am a proud owner of the 85/1.5 Helios (Zenit).
It costs about 200$ and the results are very similar.

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