Today Handevision announced a new series of manual focus prime lenses called IBERIT. This lenses have a metal build and true mechanical focus rings. The are designed to cover the 35mm full frame format and will be available for the Leica M, Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts.
The focal lengths will cover everything from landscape to portraits with 5 different prime lenses: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 90mm. All these lenses will have a f/2.4 aperture with a mechanical aperture ring and a distance scale on the lens barrel. Unfortunately, they don’t have electronic contacts so the aperture value won’t be transmitted to the exif data.
The lenses will be available in two colors: black and silver. The 35mm, 50mm, and 75mm will ship at the beginning of 2016 while the 24mm and 90mm are scheduled for release later on in the year. The price is set between $480 and $660 depending on the specific focal length and mount.
Handevision is a long-term cooperation between the German lens manufacturer IB/E Optics GmbH and the branch specialist Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equipment Co. Ltd (also known for its Kipon adapters). In May 2013 they released one of the fastest lenses designed for APS-C sensors: the IBELUX 40mm F0.85 which is available for Fuji X and Sony E mount. Due to the initial high price (more than $2000), the weight/size and the underwhelming performance at the fastest aperture, the lens didn’t have the success the company was hoping for. As such, you can now find it for around $800. The lenses are designed and tested in Germany and manufactured in Shanghai.
Below you can see some product images as well as an official specs table.