IBERIT – The New Full Frame Lens Series from HandeVision
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
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
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
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.
The HandeVision brand is the result of a long-standing cooperation between the German
lens manufacturer IB/E Optics GmbH and the industry specialist Shanghai Transvision
Photographic Equipment Co. Ltd, which is also known for its KIPON brand as
manufacturer of high quality adapters. IB/E Optics GmbH with headquarters in Germany
is a specialist for high-end optics used in automotive and medical technology
applications as well as film and photography optical products. The “HandeVision” brand
name forms a basis for this interaction by combining “Han” which is Mandarin Chinese
for China and “DE” for Germany.
|Focal length (mm)||35||50||75||90|
|Angle of view ∅ (°)||63,4||46,8||32,2||27|
|Aperture (F)||2,4 – 16|
|Close focus (m) (M / NEX, FX)||0,7/0,35||0,7/0,6||0,7/0,6||0,7|
|Focus rotation (°) (M / NEX, FX)||90/120||90/108||90/103||90|
|Iris rotation (°)||76||88|
|No. of iris leaves||6||10|
|Image circle (mm)||44|
|Length (mm) (M / NEX, FX)||35/45||55/65||65/75||69/79|
|Front filter thread||M49x0,75|
|Weight (g) (M / NEX, FX)||n.a.||250/310||270/330||n.a.|
|Lenses / Groups||6/6||6/6||5/5||4/4|
About WALSER GmbH & Co. KG:
WALSER GmbH & Co. KG with headquarters in Burgheim is an international brand product supplier for high quality photography and video accessories for beginners and professionals. With the brands walimex pro, mantona and SIX, WALSER offers a comprehensive portfolio of photo and video lenses, studio equipment, camera bags, tripods as well as accessories for videography. As a member of the Photographic Industry Association WALSER is actively involved in the environmental and media politics related organization of the German Imaging Branch.
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