Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 Review

September 26, 2017 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


Just like the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 that came before it, the Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 lens can create some equally wonderful bokeh effects thanks to that famous bubble bokeh. We found the shorter 50mm focal length to be more versatile and therefore used it more than the 100mm version, although your mileage may vary. The variable macro front lens adds further to the Trioplan 50mm f/2.9's versatility, shortening the focusing distance to just 25cm. 

It remains a specialist tool, however, that needs to be used in the right shooting conditions, both from a subject, distance and lighting point of view, even coming with a quick 4-step guide which you'll need to refer to to get up and running. Build quality is again outstanding, although we did miss having hard stops on the aperture ring.

Priced at €1,399.00, once again it's not exactly an impulse purchase, although we can't think of any other "nifty-fifty" lens that will give you these kind of images straight out of the camera. 

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4