Oprema Jena to Add Modern Biotar 58mm to Its Lineup

Select Number of Kickstarter Backers Can Get An Early Look

(Koblenz, Germany) An updated version of the Biotar 58mm f2 will join the already announced Biotar 75mm f1.5, as the first two pieces in Oprema Jena’s lineup of modern remakes of classic lenses, the company announced today.

Oprema is offering 58 people the chance to get the Biotar 75 and Biotar 58 – both originally produced by Carl Zeiss -- as part of a special rewards bundle in the current Kickstarter campaign for the Biotar 75. The 58 Biotar 58s will be pre-production models with serial numbers between 1 and 58. A pledge of $1,999 USD would allow someone to get both lenses at $2,500 less than the combined projected retail price for the lenses.

The Biotar 75 is expected to go on the market next summer at a projected retail price of $2,499, with the Biotar 58 following by the end of 2018 at a projected retail price of $1,999.

“This shows that Oprema is not a one-time activity but a strategic effort to bring those great lenses back to life,” said Dr. Stefan Immes, who heads Oprema. “We are following our plan.”

To see the media kit for the Biotar 75, go to http://bit.ly/2i2iv9u

To see the Kickstarter, go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/315452809/the-rising-all-star-team-returns-legendary-biotar

The Biotar 58/2 will be available with mounts for





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