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

Started Dec 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
brick33308
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Re: “Fastest Lens In the World” – The Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85

RoelHendrickx wrote:

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

http://www.photographyreview.com/reviews/fastest-lens-world-handevision-ibelux-40mm-f0-85?referrer=hpFeed&pos=3#slider-pro-1-5

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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I agree with Roel, wouldn't trade my Nokton 42.5 for this. Even wide open at f.95 it's pretty sharp, but then stopping it down to 1.4 or 2 and it's tack sharp all the way across.

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