HandeVision announces five lenses for its Iberit family – full frame lenses for mirrorless cameras
German/Chinese optics brand HandeVision is set to introduce five new lenses next year that are designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Each with a maximum aperture of F2.4, the focal lengths the company is planning to release in its Iberit series will be 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm.
The company says it has concentrated on making the lenses small and lightweight to suit small and light cameras, but has used brass, aluminum and stainless steel in the construction of the barrels and mounts.
The lenses, which look more than a little like Leica M lenses, are all manual focus and offer aperture rings with markings for F2.4-16. Although they have a 44mm imaging circle that covers a full frame sensor, the lenses will be released with mounts for APS-C cameras, such as the Sony NEX and Fuji X system. These lenses will offer electronic aperture control. The 35mm, 50mm and 75mm lenses have six-blade apertures, while the iris in the 90mm uses 10. There is no specification as yet for the 24mm lens.
The first set of lenses will be made for Leica M, Sony E and Fuji X cameras, though the company doesn’t specify what other mounts will be available eventually. A Micro Four Thirds mount Ibelux 40mm F0.85 lens already exists, but there is no mention of whether MFT mount versions of these new models will be introduced at any point.
January 2016 is given as the launch date for the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm lenses, and the 24mm and 90mm lenses will be available 'later in the year.' Prices are a bit vague at the moment, but HandeVision says the lenses will cost between $480 and $660 depending on the model.
HandeVision is a brand created through cooperation between German lens manufacturer IB/E Optics and the Chinese company Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equipment Co – the company behind the Kipon brand.
For more information visit the HandeVision website.
|Angle of View||63.4||46.8||32.2||27|
|Close Focus (M/NEX,FX)||0.7/0.35m||0.7/0.6m||0.7/0.6m||0.7m|
|Weight (M/NEX, FX)||NA||250/310g||270/330g||NA|