Meyer Optik resurrects Dr. Rudolph's APO Plasmat 105mm f/2.7 lens

Back in 1918, Dr Paul Rudolph began work on a new type of lens with optimal correction of chromatic and spherical aberration. This would become known as the Plasmat design, and now a new lens based around this optical configuration is being resurrected by Meyer Optik.

The last lens made by Dr Rudolph was the Makro-Plasmat – a reference to 35mm, and nothing to do with macro photography – and this is being revived as the new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm f2.7.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

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