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HandeVision are a company in partnership with a German lens manufacturer IB/E Optics GmbH and a branch specialist Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equiptment Co. Ltd. Their recent collaboration, the IBELUX 40/0.85 can be described as elegant and extremely good looking. The versatile 40mm fixed focal length lens is said to give ‘pictures with exceptional bokeh and charm.’
With a recommended retail price of 1799 € we suspect this lens will be for the enthusiast and professional photographer.
What’s even better for the fast lens fans out there is this lens has been manufactured to fit various mounts including Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 cameras. So based on this will you be getting one?
As many of you are aware from reading previous articles we’re huge fans of extremely fast lenses! Based on the image quality from these sample images we can’t wait to get our hands on one.
Here’s some more information from HandeVision‘s website to whet your appetite:
High lens speed. But not only just high lens speed.
Extremely high lens speed. In short: The worldwide highest speed lens for system cameras.
The HandeVision IBELUX 40/0.85 with its lens speed of 1:0,85 is the worldwide highest speed lens for system cameras. For optimal exposure in any situation. Under any light conditions. Due to its standard focal length of 40 mm, the applications for this lens are most versatile. And the result is extremely unique: Pictures with exceptional bokeh and charm.
Due to the low focal depth you can exceptionally well focus on your motif. The lens speed can be selected on the lens across the linearly graded aperture with whole detents ranging from 0.85 to 22. Focussing and exposure time setting takes place manually. Disturbing sunlight? No problem – the lens comes with an integrated sun shade.
And this global novelty offers even more: Sophisticated engineering and precision down to the smallest detail. Elegant design in retro look. Developed by the German lens specialist IB/E Optics GmbH. The expensive optical design with 10 multi-coated lenses paves the way to optimal image results and sensational imaging quality. Ten lens discs, which have been specially calculated and manufactured for this lens, form the basis for the unique bokeh. Discover a brilliant colour representation with high contrast. Thanks to the coating, undesired reflections are problems from days gone by.
Long lasting fascination: The use of anodised aluminium, brass for the focussing mechanics and stainless steel ensures extreme robustness and longevity.
…and for your viewing pleasure here’s the press release:
Sales launch for fastest lens in the world
• HandeVision IBELUX 40/0.85 available now
• Sales throughout Europe exclusively through WALSER
• available for Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3
Burgheim, 27.05.2014 – WALSER includes the new lens trademark HandeVision into its portfolio and takes over the exclusive distribution for the currently fastest lens for system cameras in the world, which is manufactured in series production, throughout Europe. The HandeVision IBELUX 40/0.85, which has been developed in Germany, is characterized not only by its lens speed of 1:0.85, but also by its unique bokeh and its outstanding workmanship. It is soon available for connections Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 for a recommended retail price of 1799 €.
With the trademark HandeVision WALSER extends its assortment by extremely fast lenses of highest manufacturing quality for professional photographers. The first product of this new lens range, which has been developed in Germany, is the IBELUX 40/0.85, which is now available for the connections Sony E-mount, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 through WALSER for a recommended retail price of 1799 €. With a lens speed of 1:0.85, the HandeVision IBELUX is currently the fastest lens for system cameras on the market. This gives photographers the opportunity to achieve the optimal exposure even under most difficult light conditions and, above all, in inside spaces. With a focal length of 40 mm it can be used in a vast variety of different areas. In the development of the lens great importance was applied to a low focal depth and a pretty bokeh. This makes the lens most suitable for focussing on individual motifs. Ten diaphragm blades, which have especially been calculated and manufactured for the lens, are the basis for the unique bokeh.
Clever German engineering also becomes apparent by the quality of workmanship: The expensive optical design consisting of ten multi-coated lenses ensures optimal imaging results by preventing reflections and increasing the contrast. The lens thereby convinces with its elegant retro-look design.
HandeVision IBELUX 40/0.85 is the result of the long-term cooperation between the German lens manufacturer IB/E Optics GmbH and the branch specialist Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equipment Co. Ltd, also known by its trademark Kipon as a manufacturer of high-quality adapters. Further lenses of this high-quality product line for mirrorless full format cameras and DSLRs are currently in the process of development.
Technical details / product descriptions:
HandeVision IBELUX 40/0.85
Focal length 40 mm
Lens speed 1: 0.85
Lenses / Groups 10/8
Picture diagonal 28.4 mm
Adjustment range 0.75 m – ∞
Aperture f/0.85 – f/22
Filter M67 x 0.75
Weight approx. 1150 g
Length approx. 128 mm
Image and text credits: HandeVision
For more sample images visit HandeVision’s website here.
Thanks for the tip Dom Bos!
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