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KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Lens for Leica L

BH #KI40F85SLMK2 • MFR #40MM/F0.85 SL MARK2
KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Lens for Leica L
Key Features
  • L-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • Concave Front Lens Element
Distinguished by speed, the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 from Kipon is an exceptionally fast prime lens for Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras. The impressive f/0.85 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for isolating focus and it also benefits working in low-light conditions. The ten groups in eight elements optical design incorporates a front concave element, which helps to reduce color fringing and various aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness. The all-metal construction realizes a rugged physical design, and the lens barrel's exterior also incorporates both depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focus control. Additionally, a ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to suit working with shallow depth of field techniques.
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KIPON 40mm f/0.85 Overview

Distinguished by speed, the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 from Kipon is an exceptionally fast prime lens for Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras. The impressive f/0.85 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for isolating focus and it also benefits working in low-light conditions. The ten groups in eight elements optical design incorporates a front concave element, which helps to reduce color fringing and various aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness. The all-metal construction realizes a rugged physical design, and the lens barrel's exterior also incorporates both depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focus control. Additionally, a ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to suit working with shallow depth of field techniques.

Portrait-length prime is designed for APS-C-format Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Exceedingly fast f/0.85 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in difficult lighting conditions and offers extensive control over focus position and depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Front concave lens element and ten elements, eight groups optical design helps to minimize chromatic aberrations and achieve notable clarity and sharpness.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.5' away.
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 diaphragm produces a pleasing bokeh quality that is pairs well with the fast maximum aperture.

KIPON 40mm f/0.85 Specs

Focal Length40mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 60mm)
Maximum Aperturef/0.85
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View41.3°
Minimum Focus Distance2.46' / 75 cm
Maximum Magnification0.05x
Optical Design10 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.91 x 5.04" / 74 x 128 mm
Weight2.53 lb / 1150 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.46 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.2 x 5.3 x 5.1"

KIPON 40mm f/0.85 Reviews

Very interesting lens

By Christophe
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-14

I have this lens for a year. It is a very heavy lens, and on my PEN-F it looks oversized. Building quality is good. Wide open, the lens is reasonably sharp and has chromatic aberrations. Since I shoot mostly in B&W, it is not an annoyance to me. I use this lens when luminosity is low, at night or inside, and I shoot wide open. Depth of field is extremely narrow even on M43, and it is not always easy to (manually) focus. The focus ring has a long rotational travel. Globally, it allows to make nice images in places where you cannot use a flash, and its soft character makes it ideal for subtile portrait. I like it very much.

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