BKSPicture Blog
Reviews     -     Tips and Tricks     -     Pictures     -     Store

facebook
Analogue Life
All about analogue photography, tips and trick, experimental pictures etc.
You can find my work at www.bkspicture.com
Email: contact@bkspicture.com





Share on Facebook

REVIEW: Meyer-optik Görlitz Primotar E

50mm f/3.5

Reviews
Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-08-18

Meyer-optik Görlitz Primotar E 50mm
                                f/3.5

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/16
6 bladed aperture

Focus:
Infinit to 0.5m (1,7ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)

Meyer-optik Görlitz Primotar
                              E 50mm f/3.5

Image quality

Great center sharpness at all aperture.
Noticeable corner softness from f/3.5 to f/5.6 on a full frame camera.

Analogue B&W film
Meyer-optik Görlitz
                            Primotar E 50mm f/3.5
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/3.5 - f/4f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Looks great
Meyer-optik







                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5
Meyer-optik







                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5

Flare
Meyer-optik







                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a Nikon to Canon mount adapter
Meyer-optik
                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/3.5 - f/4f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Meyer-optik







                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5
Meyer-optik







                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5

Flare
Meyer-optik







                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5


More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/meyer-optik-gorlitz-primotar-e-50mm-f3-5/



Filming
Meyer-optik










                                                          Görlitz
                                                          Primotar E
                                                          50mm f/3.5

Build quality

All metal and built like a tank.


Conclusion

Overall a great lens and a very sharp one.
You do have quite noticeable corner softness at bigger apertures, but the softness comes gradually and I don't feel it like that bad.
One thing I found quite odd is that the lens stops down even wide open.
So this is actually a f/2.8 or similar lens and you also getting a hexagon bokeh even at f/3.5.

This looks very much like the Meyer ... Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 lens and I guess that this is its predecessor because this is older of the two.
But newer isn't always better and the Primotar E is a better lens at most points.

Thumbs up:
Center sharpness
Great bokeh
Flare

Thumbs down:
Corner softness at bigger apertures.



Want to help me out?
Make my site known by sharing it with your friends and family.
This helps and would be really appreciated, thanks!
Share on Facebook

Meyer-optik Görlitz Primotar E
                            50mm f/3.5

Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Rollei RPX 100
Developer: Kodak D76

My facebook page
Facebook



Any amount will be greatly appreciated!






update