High Speed Lenses Now Available: f/0.85, f/0.95 and f/1.6

High Speed Lenses Now Available: f/0.85, f/0.95 and f/1.6

B&H now has a great selection of some high speed lenses available for purchase. These pieces of glass will allow for you to take your creativity to an entirely new level and there is one in nearly every price range, from the lows of $599 all the way up to the high end pricing of $2079 with the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Lens and the SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 Hyperprime Lens.

Now Available on B&H

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens

With an aperture range of f/0.85 to f/22, this Handevision lens was built for almost any shooting situation. It is currently the fastest lens in the world and B&H has it listed with a pretty large price tag of $2079.99. Sure, that might seem pretty high, but it is worth it. With a metal lens barrel and integrated lens hood, this thing feels like a quality build. Take a look at the B&H product highlights.

  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • 80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • For Micro Four Thirds Image Sensors
  • Concave Front Lens Element 
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5'
  • Filter Thread: 67mm 

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Lens

Maybe spending $2k for a lens wasn't on your list of things to do today, which is understandable. Luckily, there is also the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens available for only $899.95. This is a manual focus prime lens designed for working in low light situations. The Mitakon lens has four extra-low dispersion elements and one high refraction element which work so that their is minimal chromatic aberattion as well as allowing for very sharp image.

SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 Hyperprime Lens

This SLR Magic lens is perfect for anyone looking for a fast and wide lens. B&H has it availble for pre-order for only $599 as of today. To get more information on this lens, we recommend checking the official B&H product listing page.

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I imagine a lot of fools with a "faster is always better" attitude buying this.

but this one goes upto 11!

These are MFT and Sony E-mount lenses, not general-purpose lenses. You could specify that ahead of time and not waste people's time who have neither mount.

Well, I have an Olympus OMD and Sony A7, and love prime lenses. In fact, every time I see an only Canon/Nikon post, I don't read it (and most of the times they don't specify this limitation).

It's all relative in the end.