Trioplan 100mm F2.8 A New Take On A Classic Lens For Those Who Love Bokeh

Trioplan 100mm F2.8 A New Take On A Classic Lens For Those Who Love Bokeh

The revived Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz has been on a mission to bring innovative and high quality optics to the public in keeping with the companies long standing history of doing exactly that. They have recently launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back the Trioplan 100mm F2.8, a lens renowned for its rather interesting "Soap Bubble" bokeh.

 says that the aim of this lens is to be used more "as a special brush used by a painter, as it is a lens that creates art." Due to the unique bokeh effect, images take on a very smooth and ethereal background blur. This could prove to be a great lens for fine art and portrait photographers who are looking to coax a little more out of their bokeh.

Trioplan 100mm Bokeh

The new Trioplan 100mm F2.8 will be available in Canon, Nikon, Fuji-X, M42, Sony E, and Micro-Four-Thirds mount. It is available at the time of writing on Kickstarter for the Early Bird special of $949.

Trioplan 100mm Portrait Bokeh

[via Kickstarter]

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Sean Shimmel's picture

None beside the photographer herself would hail the benefits. I'll pass

Prefers Film's picture

Not sure where you got the idea this lens was only for women.

Sean Shimmel's picture

I didn't.

But linguistically, it's nice to switch it up. In commentary, why only say, "the photographer himself"?

So here's a bit of verbal equanimity: "Only photographers themselves" (but sounds a bit boring)


Ernesto Gonzalez's picture

Images are stunning, I wonder if it is full auto or manual

Brendan Baker's picture

For that price, I'll pass. I'd rather have a pure vintage lens with an adaptor than a hipster replica.

Spy Black's picture

P.T. Barnum rests soundly...

Michael Comeau's picture

$949? Wow.

Zach Ashcraft's picture

Well its a unique effect, but I think its also kind of hideous :D Haha. I'm sure there is a use for it out there but I don't know that I'll ever want to use something like this

Dana Goldstein's picture

Excellent, just what I was looking for. A thousand dollar lens that creates a bunch of little high key highlights in the background to distract the viewer from my actual subject. Where do I sign up.

Steve James's picture

It's a nice lens, but drastically overvalued and overpriced. You can achieve the same or very similar optical signature with a diferent and much cheaper lens. It will involve some DIY, but it's a pretty simple process. I've outlined the steps required here:
The attached image is an example of what this lens can achieve.