Handevision Says “Eat My Dust Voigtlander,” Prepares to Ship its 40mm f0.85 Lens Worldwide

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The world’s fastest mirrorless camera lens is getting ready to ship worldwide. Handevision’s insanely wide 40mm f0.85 prime lens is now officially in stock according to a press release first spotted by Mirrorless Rumors. With a maximum aperture of f0.85, the lens owns even the fastest Voigtlander glass like the 17.5mm f0.95 and 25mm f0.95 hands down.

As we all may well know, mirrorless cameras with a sensor smaller than full-frame have a larger depth of field even if they are used with lenses set to the same aperture as their full-frame equivalents. It’s for this reason that lenses made for smaller sensors need to have even larger apertures such as the Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 to resolve that sweet, creamy bokeh photographers crave.

The Handevision 40mm f0.85 is available through some German eBay shops already, and it can be had for € 1,799 or roughly US-$ 2,443. The lens is available in a variety of mounts for Fujifilm X cameras, Sony E mount, Canon’s EOS-M system, as well as Micro Four Third cameras from Olympus and Panasonic.

Check out more images of the lens past the break.

Via Mirrorless Rumors

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Handevision Announces Super Fast Ibelux 40mm f0.85 Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Handevision Ibelux 40mm f0.85 super fast mirrorless lens

We reported on this lens a while back when pictures of a prototype were floating around the internet. But now the lens has officially been anounced. The Ibelux 40mm f0.85 is the fastest current production lens for mirrorless cameras (though not the fastest lens in the world, as the press release boldly claims) and was jointly developed by German IB/E Optics and Chinese Shanghai Transvision. The lens sports 10 elements in 8 groups, weights 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs) and will be made available for Sony NEX, Fuji X, Canon M and Micro Four Thirds cameras. It will come with an MSRP of US-$ 2,080.

In the press release, the company also announces full-frame lenses for Sony’s A7 and A7R cameras. Currently, Handevision is working on a high-speed telephoto APO mirror lens, a tilt-shift lens and a compact fixed focal length lens, among others. We reckon that these will be designed and manufactured to meet the same high standards as the Ibelux 40mm f0.85. The full press release including MFT charts and sample images can be foud here.

Via Mirrorless Rumors