“Fastest Lens In the World” – The Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85

Started Dec 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: “Fastest Lens In the World” – The Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85

mailman88 wrote:

There’s a new super-fast prime lens for mirrorless shooters. The Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 (yeah, you read that right – f/0.85) is the product of a partnership between Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Transvision and German optical design firm, IB/E Optics. The press release calls the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85, “the fastest lens in the world.” There are faster specialized custom lenses but the Ibelux 40mm is nearly a full stop faster than Leica’s revered f/1.0 Noctilux, making it the fastest “serial production” lens available.

Look at the sample images from the below link


I did read somewhere in that announcement that the sweet spot of the lens would be F5.6.

That does not excite me all that much.

I have some experience with the quality that Voigtländer delivers in their Nokton series, and it is quite good wide open and just plain excellent with minimal stopping down (we are still talking F1.4 or F2 here...).

And with that knowledge, the Nokton 42.5mmF0.95 seems more attractive to me.

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