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KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Lens (L-Mount)

BH #KI40F85LCLM3 • MFR #40MM/F0.85 LEICA L MARK3
KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Lens (L-Mount)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/0.85 to f/22
  • 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Dreamy Light Rendering and Creamy Bokeh
  • Manual Focus Design
Sporting one of the largest apertures available for the Leica L mount, the KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Lens is an elegant artistic lens designed to expand your creative potential. The Ibelux features a 10 blade iris and a massive f/0.85 maximum aperture for gorgeous bokeh and excellent low-light performance. This versatile, dreamy lens can excel in a wide variety of scenarios, especially those demanding a unique look or with little available light.
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KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Overview

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Sporting one of the largest apertures available for the Leica L mount, the KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Lens is an elegant artistic lens designed to expand your creative potential. The Ibelux features a 10 blade iris and a massive f/0.85 maximum aperture for gorgeous bokeh and excellent low-light performance. This versatile, dreamy lens can excel in a wide variety of scenarios, especially those demanding a unique look or with little available light.

Optical Performance
One of the fastest artistic lenses, the Ibelux 40mm Mark III is the product of a collaboration between KIPON founder Xiaoming Zhang and Klaus Eckerl of IB/E Optics, a German company noted for their manufacturing and mechanical design. The 10 blade diaphragm and extremely fast speed make this lens an ideal low-light performer.

  • Mark III version features improved optical design that better corrects for chromatic abberrations and other visual distortions
  • Enormous maximum aperture of f/0.85
  • Dreamy light rendering, especially at fully open aperture, perfect for artistic applications
  • Telecentric optical design produces high quality images
  • Nice and creamy bokeh
Physical Design
  • L-Mount mount lens is designed for APS-C format cameras
  • Special concave design for front element 
  • Highly versatile 40mm focal length (equivalent to 60mm full frame lens)
  • Manual aperture ring 
  • Smooth and precise manual focus system 
  • Close focus distance of 2.5'

KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
40mm (35mm Equivalent: 60mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/0.85
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/0.85
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
41.3°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.5' / 75 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.05x
Optical Design
10 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
10
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.9 x 5" / 74 x 128 mm
Weight
2.5 lb / 1150 g

KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Reviews

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Does this lens cover full frame sensors? I don't ...

Does this lens cover full frame sensors? I don't see anything in Kipon's marketing noting it an APS-C lens.
Asked by: eric
KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Mark III Lens (L-Mount) BH #KI40F85LCLM3 is designed for APS-C format cameras.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-03-10

will it work with the Z9?

will it work with the Z9?
Asked by: Daniel
The image circle on this lens is designed for APSC cameras and is not designed for full frame cameras. That being said, the camera itself won't register what kind of lens it is and as the camera doesn't know what manual focus lens is being put in front of it. It would be ideal to put the Z9 in crop mode as trying to capture the image output of this lens in full frame mode would probably create severe vignetting. I own this lens for a system that doesn't have a full frame counterpart to try this out on, but I generally find that you shouldn't try to extend the intended use of a lens. There are only a couple of examples I can think of APSC lenses that almost create Full Frame outputs.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2023-03-31
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