German photography website Photoscala reports that Meyer Optik Görlitz, CP Goerz and Oprema Jena parent company Net SE is now officially bankrupt and money raised through pre-financed crowdfunding lenses is most likely lost. The company’s downward spiral began when Net SE CEO and principal shareholder, Stefan Immes, barely survived a serious traffic accident.
This is sad new for all who backed their upcoming lenses, myself included. I purchased a number of their lenses through Kickstarter and all were extremely well-made and I was eagerly awaiting the Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 50mm F0.95 Nocturnus III and 75mm F0.95 Nocturnus Fullframe E-Mount lenses.
RIP: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 75mm F0.95 Nocturnus