Five new full-frame, manual-focus lenses for mirrorless cameras, including Sony E-mount and Leica M-mount, have been launched by Handevision.
The f/2.4 aperture lenses come in 24mm, 35mm 50mm, 75mm and 90mm versions.
‘The compact Iberit lenses are ideally suited for mirrorless cameras,’ claims Handevision.
‘They are small and fast enough to handle any and all photographic situations…
‘During development, particular attention was placed on achieving a lightweight and compact size in order to live up to the guiding principle of mirrorless cameras.’
The lenses can also be used on cameras with APS-C-size imaging sensors, according to Handevision, which says they will be available in Fuji X-mount.
The Iberit 35mm, 50mm and 75mm lenses are due out in January 2016.
The 24mm and 90mm lenses are expected later in 2016.
They will range in price from $480-660.
The Handevision brand was born from a long-term alliance between German lens maker IB/E Optics and Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equipment Co.
The lenses are made in China, based on ‘German engineering’.
UK prices were not available at the time of writing.
The launch comes more than two years since Handevision launched the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens.
Freyung, December 5, 2015
HandeVision releases its new IBERIT full-frame lens series, presenting the puristic lenses with a constant speed of 2.4 and focal lengths of 24, 35, 50, 75 and 90 mm. They come in black and in silver and are initially available for SONY NEX E, Fuji X and Leica M mount systems.
HandeVision became a sensation in May of 2013 when it launched IBELUX f0.85/40mm— the fastest lens for mirrorless DSLM cameras. After almost two years of development, the German-Chinese joint venture is now releasing the new IBERIT lens family for the full frame format.
The compact IBERIT lenses are ideally suited for mirrorless cameras. They are small and fast enough to handle any and all photographic situations. For instance, cropping portraits, or landscape and street photography. All capabilities for image composition and visual imagery can be creatively realized with the manual lenses.
During development, particular attention was placed on achieving a light weight and compact size in order to live up to the guiding principle of mirrorless cameras. IBERIT lenses can be used on cameras with full frame sensors as well as cameras with APS-C sensors.
The design calculated with demand for highest image quality for digital sensors is based on classic constructions. Without autofocus and electronic aperture control also for the version with SONY NEX and FUJI X-mount systems. As a result, the photographer is in complete control when selecting the focus point and thus the original photography experience is preserved compared to autofocus lenses.
Contrary to current trends where more and more plastic is used, the mechanics here are based, just as with the IBELUX f0.85/40mm, on proven quality and rugged and longlasting metal construction with anodized aluminum, brass and stainless steel.
The IBERIT lenses are distinguished by timeless design and high-quality workmanship.
The lenses are based on “German Engineering“. Prototypes were developed, assembled and tested in Germany. Series production in Shanghai in accordance with German quality criteria.
The new IBERIT lenses with focal lengths of 35, 50 and 75 mm will be available in specialist shops as of January 2016. The IBERIT 24 and 90 mm lenses will be released later in the year.
The recommended retail price is depending on the version of the model between USD 480 and USD 660. All lenses come with a cover for the front and back of the lens.