On the issue of a portrait lens Glaukar 3.1, developed in 1910, already collected twice as much money than was planned
The idea to produce modern versions of the lenses created in the last century, in demand, as evidenced by the interest for the next project of this kind organized on the website Kickstarter. At this time, the enthusiasts of photography proposed to Finance the release of the new version of portrait lens Glaukar 3.1, was developed in 1910. The author of the original products is a well-known industrialist Emil Bush, who owned the enterprise for the production of optical devices.
The new lens is built on the same pattern of three elements in three groups, and its historical prototype. He converted to full frame format and is characterized by a focal length of 97 mm and a maximum aperture of F/3.1.
Focus the lens manually. Minimum focusing distance is 1.5 m. the Aperture consists of 12 petals. The lens lacks any electronic components. It is possible to install filters with a diameter of 37 mm., the diameter of the lens is 73 mm and the length, depending on mounting, 80-85 mm. the product Weighs 410 g.
It is known that in the technical side of the project involved the company Meyer Optik Gorlitz, already has experience of release of new versions of old lenses.
Lens Glaukar 3.1 is scheduled for release in mounts for Nikon, Canon, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Leica M, Leica T and Pentax K. Deliveries should begin next spring. Participants in the fundraiser can expect to get the lens for a fee of $750 (lots worth $700 anymore), and the retail price named approximately equal to $2000. With the stated goal of $60,000 at the time of writing the news has already collected nearly $120 000. Fundraising will continue for another 20 days.