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Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Review

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Introducing the fastest mirrorless camera lens in the world, the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85. Mirrorless shooters are going to be pretty stoked about this gem. Currently available for purchase, (you can see more info here) this new ultra fast lens is the brainchild of a partnership between a Chinese manufacturer and a German optical design firm.

Overview

There has been a lot of talk around the photo world recently about this lens. Mostly all good things. A lot of positive notes to be read. The mirrorless industry is growing and I personally know more and more photographers switching from their full frame DSLR’s to smaller mirrorless setups. This lens is an absolute bokeh king in the mirrorless world. As proven by the sample images below. Paired with decent camera, this lens will do wonders in low light situations. The lens is currently available for the Sony Nex Camera system, the Canon EOS M system, Micro Four Thirds cameras, and the Fuji X system.

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Tech Specs

Handevision IBELUX 40mm tech specsThe Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens is designed just for digital sensors and packs 10 elements in 8 groups with a specially designed concave front element. The maximum aperture of f/0.85 will allow users to have a fast lens in low light environments while creating gorgeous bokeh. The 40mm focal length is a perfect all around lens. Especially for portraiture, weddings, etc. The 40mm focal length on a mirrorless camera is equal to 60mm on an APS-C sensor, and 80mm on a micro 4/3rd camera.

Performance

Focal Length: 40mm
Aperture Maximum: f/0.85
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount: Sony NEX, Canon EOS M, Micro 4/3rd, and Fuji X
Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5 ft.
Elements/Groups: 10/8
Iris Blades: 9

Features

Image Stabilization: No (Not really needed on a lens this fast)
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No

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Physical

Filter Thread: 67 mm
Dimensions: (DxL) Approx. 3″ x 5″
Weight: 2.6 lbs
Material: Anodized aluminum, brass, and stainless steel.

Sample Photos

Below are a few sample photos showing the great picture quality and depth of field this lens possesses.

Taken with the Fujifilm X-Pro1. ibelux_sample_photo_1Taken with the Sony NEX-7.ibelux_sample_photo_2Taken with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.ibelux_sample_photo_3

Recommendation

This is definitely a must have for any mirrorless shooter, especially if most of your work is in low light environments like weddings. The quality is outstanding in both mechanical and cosmetic aspects. Performance wise the lens is equal to many primes that are industry favorites. The depth of field and bokeh is beautiful. You can pick up your copy today, the lowest price can be found here at Adorama.

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