Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II

December 8, 2016 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | Comment | |
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Meyer-Optik USA has announced the 50mm f0.95 II lens designed for use on full-frame compact system cameras with a Sony E-Mount. The optical formula comprises ten elements in seven groups and a near-circular iris diaphragm with fifteen steel aperture blades. The clickless aperture ring and smooth focus control operate in near silence, making this lens especially attractive for videographers. Weighing in at 680 grams, the manual-focus Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m (19.7") and takes 67mm screw-mount filters. The lens is expected to begin shipping in January at an estimated retail price of $2,999.

Press Release

Coming Soon: The Nocturnus 50mm f0.95 II, a Low-Light ‘Monster’ with Meyer Optik’s Signature Bokeh

Photographers in search of a lens with extraordinary low-light performance, incredible bokeh, and the finest in German craftsmanship, can turn to Meyer Optik’s latest offering -- the Nocturnus 50mm f0.95 II.

Meyer Optik, whose modern line of high-quality manual lenses has earned raves for its signature bokeh, is now bringing that wonder-inducing blur to a lens that impresses with its exceptional light intensity. With a maximum aperture of f0.95, the Nocturnus is among the “fastest” lenses on the market.

Yet, a unique design that relies on 15 steel aperture blades with anti-reflex coating sets it apart by allowing it to achieve a high degree of sharpness even when used at maximum aperture. The Nocturnus sets the standard for a lens that combines amazing bokeh and low-light capability.

“The Nocturnus needs a minimal amount of available light to work its magic,” said Dr. Stefan Immes, Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz CEO. “Its bokeh, low-light performance and sharpness combine to make it virtually unrivaled in today’s marketplace.

The Nocturnus was specially designed for use on mirrorless, full-frame cameras with a Sony E-Mount. It is expected to begin shipping in January at an estimated retail price of $2,999 USD.

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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 and on Facebook and Twitter.

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