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    Fastest E-Mount Lens Ever Made f/0.85 - Now Available for Pre-Order!!

    The Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/.85 Lens is the fastest E-Mount lens ever made to date, and is now available for Pre-Order @ BHPhoto for a handsome $2079.99 US

    Only for the APS-C sized sensors, it's a bit on the pricey side if you ask me, but hey fast is fast! 2.65lbs




    This HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens is specifically designed for Sony E mount APS-C-format mirrorless digital cameras, where it provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 60mm. This manual focus prime lens is characterized by its exceptionally fast f/0.85 maximum aperture, which enables its use in a wide array of lighting conditions as well as provides extensive control over focus placement. The optical construction is comprised of 10 elements in 8 groups, including a concave front element that helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and maintains a central angle of incidence of 2.6 for sharp imaging and minimal distortion throughout the aperture range.

    The physical construction of the lens is set in an all-metal lens barrel, in which anodized aluminum alloy, brass, and stainless steel are used. The manual focus ring rotates 250 to enable precise focus setting to distances as close as 2.5'. Additionally, a 10-blade diaphragm works to produce a circular aperture that contributes to an aesthetic out-of-focus quality to benefit selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.

    Prime 40mm lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 60mm when used on APS-C image sensors.
    A fast, bright f/0.85 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions as well as for controlling depth of field. Front concave lens element and sophisticated optical design helps to minimize chromatic aberrations and achieve notable sharpness. Manual focusing ring has a 250 focus throw, which enables precise positioning and critical refinement over focus placement. All-metal lens barrel incorporates a built-in lens hood to both protect the front lens element and reduce lens flare and ghosting. Ten-blade circular diaphragm produces an aesthetic out-of-focus quality that is pairs well with the fast maximum aperture.



    Jay
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony Nex-6, 18-55mm, 55-210mm OSS Lens, 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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    Here is a review over at Lens Rentals courtesy of Roger Cicala:

    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014...lux-40mm-f0-85

    Let’s face it, everyone. Right in the center, even at f/0.85, the Ibelux 40mm is as good as, or a bit better than, the Canon 50mm f/1.2. Stopped down to f/1.4 (there’s no f/1.2 click on the Ibelux) it’s clearly better in the center. Away from center, the Canon is clearly better. This is an amazing optical performance, though, and for an f/0.85 lens, simply amazing. In my expectations at the beginning of this article, I never expected this lens to do this well in the center. I didn’t even consider it a possibility.
    Jay
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony Nex-6, 18-55mm, 55-210mm OSS Lens, 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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