This Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85 Lens is an Absolute Bokeh Machine — in Pink

On Wednesdays, we wear pink — and shoot with the pink Kipon 40mm f0.85 lens for some bokehlicious snaps.

With gorgeously bubbly and creamy bokeh still pretty much in vogue in the photography world today, lenses promising to provide it have been popping up here and there. Among the latest of these is the Ibelux 40mm with a whopping f0.85 aperture, made by Shanghai-based lens adapter innovator Kipon. The best part? It comes in screaming pink! If you didn’t catch this lens, Kai Wong spotted this bokeh machine at the Kipon booth during this year’s Photokina and recently made a video review about it.

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Here Comes Another Speed Booster Clone, the Baveyes 0.7x Focal Reducer

Kipon IB/E Optics Baveyes 0.7x Focal Length Reducer It seem that Metabones started a trend with their Speed Booster focal reducers that allow you to use 35mm full frame lenses with their original field-of-view and one extra stop of speed on your APS-C camera. After the Chinese company Mitakon with its Lens Turbo, now the German/Chinese co-op between Kipon and IB/E Optics–the people responsible for the über-fast 40mm f0.85 mirrorless lens we recently reported on–have come up with another take on the same idea, which they named the ‘Baveyes.’ Wow. First ‘Handevision,’ now ‘Baveyes.’ What’s next?

Anyway, back to the topic. The Baveyes adapter, which will adapt Leica R, Canon EF and Nikon F-mount lenses to Sony NEX or Fuji X cameras, sports an 0.7x focal reducer optic which will turn any 35mm full frame lens into the equivalent needed on APS-C to yield the same fiel-of-view as on a full frame camera. With the added benefit of exactly one stop extra light gathering capability. In that regard, it is very similar to the Metabones Speed Booster and the Mitakon Lens Turbo, only that each company uses its own specific focal reduction ratio.

So what exactly does the device do? (For those not familiar with the general idea of a focal reducer.) When you put a Canon 50mm f1.4 lens on the Baveyes adapter, its focal length and relative aperture will both be reduced by a factor of 0.7x, so it will be turned into a 35mm f1 lens. On an APS-C sensor, a 35mm lens acts roughly the same in terms of fiel-of-view as a 50mm lens on a full frame camera. So you get the same (original) field of view, but a faster aperture which means faster shutter speeds at lower ISOs.

The adapters will be available from January 2014, which is next month, and will retail for around US-$300. That places them right inbetween the Lens Turbo and the Speed Booster.

Via Mirrorless Rumors

New Tilt Shift Adapter Coming From Kipon

Kipon Tilt Shift

According to DC.Watch Kipon has been showing off their new tilt shift at the CP+ show. Details about the adapter are scarce due to rough translations on the web but there appears to be a NIkon, Fuji X mount and a NEX mount already made or in preproduction. It’s safe to say that there is already a Canon version out there and their official site states that they will be coming out with adapters for different camera mounts “continuously”. The adapter has 12 degrees of movement at any shift.

Pricing and availability are unknown at the moment; and there is very little information out there but we will keep tabs on them.