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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 14:47
From camera-wiki (5 year interval numbers taken from Tiele):

1900: 2163
1905: 14 227
1910: 53 203
1915: 91 369
1920: 155 903
1925: 235 265
1930: 336 157
1935: 660 077
1940: 951 011
1950: 1 104 132
1955: 1 442 000
1960: 2 538 910
1965: 3 786 130
1970: 6 064 888

My 5cm Trioplan has 894531, 1938-ish.


My oldest Meyer is an Anastigmat Trioplan 1:6.3 f=12 cm with number 363820. That one would benefit from a speed booster, it is sooooooo slooooooow and my sensor can only see a tiny part of the image circle as it is for 6x9 inch film.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 17:00
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:


Let's start in the Meyer style.
Trioplan 5cm/f2.9 shot with Trioplan 50mm/2.9


That is pre-WW2 Fred! The T on the shutter is a big advantage because you can toggle the shutter open and shut. Are you going to take it off?


I have adjusted my post for the 5cm , I thought 50mm was the same as 5cm, but apparently there is a nuance here

I hadn't really considered yet to take it off. The camera was a present from my wife in the early days of our relationship (girlfriend ar that time somewhere between 30 and 35 years ago), and intended as collectors item at that time.
I would probably need some help/guidance to mount it on my A99 though and it must bring someting special then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 17:03
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Is the serial number 8822..? If so the year is 1938. I know all Meyer's sns by heart.

If you want to know all there is to know about Meyer's serial numbers I can recommend Großes Fabrikationsbuch Meyer Optik by Hartmut Thiele.

See here. I don't know it's still available.


Indeed the serial number is 882256, so it must be pre WW II as Paul said. Impressive that you know that by heart!
This promises a lot for knowledgesharing in this thread! Thanks guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 17:19
And we all know the Trioplan is famous for it's bubbles

A99 + Trioplan 50mm/f2.9

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 17:20
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:



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My oldest Meyer is an Anastigmat Trioplan 1:6.3 f=12 cm with number 363820. That one would benefit from a speed booster, it is sooooooo slooooooow and my sensor can only see a tiny part of the image circle as it is for 6x9 inch film.


You say "... tiny part of the image circle as it is for 6x9 inch film.", but somehow what I'm hearing is: "I need to build a tilt-shift adapter for it." :-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 17:57
Is this an appropriate place to refer to the non native a- and e-mount lens index as well? Several Meyers are included there with nice sample shots, but obviously we need to fill this thread with new material !
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 20:49
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:



I hadn't really considered yet to take it off. The camera was a present from my wife in the early days of our relationship (girlfriend ar that time somewhere between 30 and 35 years ago), and intended as collectors item at that time.
I would probably need some help/guidance to mount it on my A99 though and it must bring someting special then.


A 5 cm Trioplan from a 1930s folder renders the same image as a modern 50 mm Trioplan, possibly less contrast due to absence of coating but that is one step in PP. With the right tool it is remarkably easy to remove. I have used it only on A7 with focussing helicoid, far easier than using it on A99. Probably not worth risking your present.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 21:05
Never knew there were so many Meyer fans out there, I don't have a year since I've been using my first Meyer lens, it's the softest lens I have, it has the most nervous bokeh, but It's just as special as the STF and as much fun to use.
Here are some photos taken earlier today, all of them with A6000+Meyer Oreston 50mm at F/1.8

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 21:15
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:


My oldest Meyer is an Anastigmat Trioplan 1:6.3 f=12 cm with number 363820. That one would benefit from a speed booster, it is sooooooo slooooooow and my sensor can only see a tiny part of the image circle as it is for 6x9 inch film.


That is a 1930 Trioplan Paul. Nice!

My oldest Meyer is a Doppel Anastigmat No.2 180/6.8 (unknown folder), sn 73653, 1913. I'm giving it lots of rest to get this venerable 105 yr old fit for some action this year!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 21:19
Originally posted by Myst Myst wrote:

Never knew there were so many Meyer fans out there


Welcome to A Year with Meyer Myst! Great to see your Oreston shots. Lots of character!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 21:22
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Is this an appropriate place to refer to the non native a- and e-mount lens index as well? Several Meyers are included there with nice sample shots, but obviously we need to fill this thread with new material !


It's good to refer to the nonnative lenses forum here. Members may not be familiar with it.

Like you say, this thread is 2018 only, so no old shots!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 21:37
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:



I hadn't really considered yet to take it off. The camera was a present from my wife in the early days of our relationship (girlfriend ar that time somewhere between 30 and 35 years ago), and intended as collectors item at that time.
I would probably need some help/guidance to mount it on my A99 though and it must bring someting special then.


A 5 cm Trioplan from a 1930s folder renders the same image as a modern 50 mm Trioplan, possibly less contrast due to absence of coating but that is one step in PP. With the right tool it is remarkably easy to remove. I have used it only on A7 with focussing helicoid, far easier than using it on A99. Probably not worth risking your present.


Thanks for that explanation Paul. I'll probably leave it there then. Besides the Trioplan I have an Oreston 50mm/1.8 and an Orestor 135mm/f2.8, so for now at least some different lenses to work with for this thread. And who knows what else this Meyer year will bring in terms of GAS
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 21:38
Nice series Myst! Welcome on board!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2018 at 23:13
A few more from my 2CV shoot:

5 French Face


6 Filler cap


7 Steering wheel


a7rii + Meyer Primoplan 58/1.9
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