Lens maker Meyer Optik Görlitz opened a new location in the heart of Hamburg. The lens manufactory of Meyer Optik Görlitz is in the Rothenburgsort district of Hamburg, close to HafenCity district.
“With the successful launches of the current lenses and the foundation of Meyer Optik Görlitz GmbH this year, we have built the basis for Meyer Optik’s future,” says Timo Heinze, Managing Director Meyer Optik Görlitz GmbH. “Until now, our lenses were assembled by a partner company in Hamburg. Although this was done to our complete satisfaction, it was our goal from the very beginning to handle this important part of the lens manufacturing process ourselves. So, we chose Hamburg as the location because, in addition to the assembling-process, we can also take on personnel from the previous partner company and thus have access to existing experience and expertise. At the same time, Hamburg offers many sights for photography, as well as very good traveling options, making a visit to Meyer Optik even more attractive.”
The glass lenses, produced using state-of-the-art processes, will continue to be delivered to the new workshop in the Hanseatic city by Meyer Optik’s sister company, OPC Optics, based in Bad Kreuznach. Likewise, the mechanical components will continue to be manufactured by well-known precision engineering companies in Germany.
Over the course of the next year, a showroom will be created in the same building, where workshops and in-house events can be held in addition to exhibiting photographs. Meyer Optik’s portfolio will be expanded this year to include the Trioplan 35 f2.8 II, which is currently in production, and variants of the Trioplan 100 II for full-frame mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts. These will be followed by the Biotar 58 f1.5 II and Biotar f1.5 75 II, which are currently in the prototype phase.