New: Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens for mirrorless cameras

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Another interesting product that was on display during the 2013 CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan: Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens for mirrorless cameras (pictured on a Sony NEX mirrorless camera). The lens is expected to be released in July, 2013 with a price between ¥120,000 - ¥ 150,000 ($1,200-$1,600). The lens will be available in X mount (Fuji), M mount (Leica), Micro Four Thirds and Canon M.

Via DC.watch

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  • Fants

    Hmm…does m-mount availability potentially imply full-frame coverage? Iiiiiinteresting.

    • Bob Prangnell

      mount type and coverage have nothing whatsoever to do with each other

      • http://profiles.google.com/chinchilliott Elliott Burton

        So by M-mount they mean it’s for the M8 only… right.

        • vivanteco

          No by M mount they mean all Leica’s that use M Mount, not just the M8

      • jamie

        nothing whatsoever is an overstatement.

      • Fants

        Hence the non-committal “potentially imply.” But if they’re selling it in M mount, one could make the reasonable assumption that the image circle will at least COVER a full-frame sensor, if not necessarily cover it WELL. I’d find it odd for a company to produce a lens for any camera knowing that it was going to perpetually look like shooting through the end of a Warner Bros cartoon.

      • Fants

        Hence the non-committal “potentially imply.” But if they’re selling it in M mount, one could make the reasonable assumption that the image circle will at least COVER a full-frame sensor, if not necessarily cover it WELL. I’d find it odd for a company to produce a lens for any camera knowing that it was going to perpetually look like shooting through the end of a Warner Bros cartoon.

    • Alan

      I’m also wondering if it is a rangefinder coupled lens as well.

      • Mistral75

        No, DC Watch definitely reports it is not coupled, therefore usable with Leica M and Ricoh GXR with M module.

        • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

          The new M has live view but then you’re better off with a full frame Nex that’s on the horizon.

      • Mistral75

        No, DC Watch definitely reports it is not coupled, therefore usable with Leica M and Ricoh GXR with M module.

        • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

          The new M has live view but then you’re better off with a full frame Nex that’s on the horizon.

  • Ratty Mouse

    f/0.85, because 1mm is still too much depth of field.

    • Roscoe Tanner

      That’s f/1.7 DOF equivalent to full frame.
      What’s your point, exactly?

  • Ratty Mouse

    f/0.85, because 1mm is still too much depth of field.

    • Roscoe Tanner

      That’s f/1.7 DOF equivalent to full frame.
      What’s your point, exactly?

      • Nathaniel

        Yup, mirrorless users will get as much as f/1.7 dof with this lens but that’s still quite nice considering the fact they couldn’t get even close to shallow FF dof so far with 99% of their lenses.

        • vivanteco

          MFT user will have 1.7 DOF, X, E and M will have somewhat less due to the APSC sensor. But who cares, lets start comparing to medium format instead.

          • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

            Medium format for shallow DOF? Yaaawn… way too small. Let’s compare to large format for a proper fight :P

          • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

            Medium format for shallow DOF? Yaaawn… way too small. Let’s compare to large format for a proper fight :P

        • zstep

          It’s equivalent to 60mm f/1.2 FF lens in terms of DoF and low light performance.

    • Jock Nazor

      Ratty Mouse…as the article says: “Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens for mirrorless cameras”
      Multiple F/0.85 by 2 and it doesn’t sound that exotic anymore, does it?

      • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

        Not all mirrorless cameras have a crop factor of 2x. You can even put it on a full frame mirrorless now, although the vg-900 I’m referring to is not in the shape of a typical stills camera.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cloudnein Chris Knight

    wow, seriously M mount? Wonder how the vignetting will be full-frame. But that’d be the version I’d get–being the most adaptable to the other mount types. (Hope there’s no price premium tho’.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/cloudnein Chris Knight

    wow, seriously M mount? Wonder how the vignetting will be full-frame. But that’d be the version I’d get–being the most adaptable to the other mount types. (Hope there’s no price premium tho’.)

    • Jorge

      “Hope there’s no price premium tho’…”
      Not sure about price premium but it sure is the size/length premium…

      • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

        The optics are going to be the same… so it’s the barrel length that wil most likely change and the M mount will have a shorter barrel in fact but if you’re putting it on a non-M body I’d count the adapter thickness too.

  • Pablo Ricasso

    Does someone else find the length being rediculously long for a 40mm lens?

    I guess that’s the price designers have to pay to cram and extra 1-2 stops of light in a lenses for mirrorless cameras. Laws of physics still apply being full frame or mirrorless, unfortunatelly.

  • Sebastian

    This lens may be very useful for scientific low-light imaging, for example on sCMOS detectors, which are even smaller than m43. The issue are coatings. I’ve used f/0.95 lenses, and they were more like T/1.3.

  • Sebastian

    This lens may be very useful for scientific low-light imaging, for example on sCMOS detectors, which are even smaller than m43. The issue are coatings. I’ve used f/0.95 lenses, and they were more like T/1.3.

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      Don’t forget the aberrations…

  • Colin Su

    Wow what an ugly lens..no thx.

  • spiderman

    1.5 x 0.85 = ~f/1.3

  • Sam

    So… it’s mounted to a Sony NEX, but won’t be offered in a NEX mount? WTH?

  • Sam

    So… it’s mounted to a Sony NEX, but won’t be offered in a NEX mount? WTH?

    • Neopulse

      /facepalm

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