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Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, world’s fastest lens for EOS M now selling at $1,199 ($700 off)

IBELUX 40mm F/0.85
Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 is the world’s fastest lens for your EOS M3 (and other mirrorless cameras), and it got another price drop, selling at $1,199 (B&H Photo | Amazon) after a $700 price drop from the regular price. Still not a budget lens but consider it goes f/0.85. On the EOS M3’s APS-C sensor the IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 becomes a 64mm. And it weighs as much as the Zeiss Otus 85mm.

LensRentals felt the pulse of the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 and found that it outperforms the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L in the center. Below is a short video-review of the IBELUX by Matt Granger (not on an EOS M). Canon Watch’s EOS M3 review is here.

  • Canon EF-M Mount/APS-C Format
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • Concave Front Lens Element
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5′
  • Filter Thread: 67mm

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 overview after the break.

Taken from B&H’s product page:

This HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens is specifically designed for Canon EF-M mount mirrorless digital cameras, where it provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 64mm. This manual focus prime lens is characterized by its exceptionally fast f/0.85 maximum aperture, which enables its use in a wide array of lighting conditions as well as provides extensive control over focus placement. The optical construction is comprised of 10 elements in 8 groups, including a concave front element that helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and maintains a central angle of incidence of 2.6° for sharp imaging and minimal distortion throughout the aperture range.

The physical construction of the lens is set in an all-metal lens barrel, in which anodized aluminum alloy, brass, and stainless steel are used. The manual focus ring rotates 250° to enable precise focus setting to distances as close as 2.5′. Additionally, a 10-blade diaphragm works to produce a circular aperture that contributes to an aesthetic out-of-focus quality to benefit selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.

Prime 40mm lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 64mm when used on APS-C image sensors.
A fast, bright f/0.85 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions as well as for controlling depth of field.
Front concave lens element and sophisticated optical design helps to minimize chromatic aberrations and achieve notable sharpness.
Manual focusing ring has a 250° focus throw, which enables precise positioning and critical refinement over focus placement.
All-metal lens barrel incorporates a built-in lens hood to both protect the front lens element and reduce lens flare and ghosting.
Ten-blade circular diaphragm produces an aesthetic out-of-focus quality that is pairs well with the fast maximum aperture.
Focal Length 40mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 64 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/.85
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-M
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 41.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.46′ (75 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:20
Elements/Groups 10/8
Diaphragm Blades 10
Autofocus No
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.91 x 5.04″ (74 x 128 mm)
Weight 2.65 lb (1.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.4 x 5.3″
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