Meyer Domiplan 50mm f/2.8-22.0

Lens categoryNormal
Vendor nameMeyer
Type nameDomiplan
Focal min (mm)50
Focal max (mm)50
Focus min (cm)75
Aperture max2.8
Aperture min22
Diaphragm blades6
Filter size (mm)49
Meyer Domiplan 50mm f/2.8-22.0

I have two versions of this lens: First one has green lettering for the diistance scale in feet and black focus and aperture rings. The other has orange lettering and the well-known “Zebra” styling of the rings. Otherwise, I cannot see a difference between those two.

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  • juan rino, buenos aires, argentina  20:18 Feb 26, 2008 

    It’s a triplet design with only three elements. Good at F/ 8. Better at F/ 11 and 16. At the corners the definition is so-so. The tessar and others with four elements have better definition at the corner because the fourth element. Not so good than the planar design, but it’s good user and cheap.

  • Jens Roesner  11:46 Mar 10, 2011 

    Well, it’s neither my smallest, nor my sharpest, nor brightest 50mm lens. So why do I use it? Because it fits my 49mm reversal ring and stops down to f/22 – giving you some macro with depth of field.
    This was the bread-and-butter lens of the Prakticas for some years.
    This bug was shot with ~60mm of extension, reversed lens, external TTL flash diffused by white paper. Cropped and resized from a Pentax *ist DS.


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