Quick hands-on review of the Handevision IBERIT lenses on a Leica M10 camera



Several readers have been asking me to post some sample photos taken with the new Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount (check pricing and availability at B&H and Adorama). Here are 37 sphotos taken with the Handevision IBERIT 35mm f/2.4, 50mm f/2.4 and 75mm f/2.4 lenses on a Leica M10 camera (the jpg files are straight from the camera, no correction or post processing, full resolution pictures can be found on flickr):

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

The Handevision IBERIT lenses have a smooth focusing ring and good ergonomics. The lenses are pre-6-bits-coded, meaning the white markings are present on the lens but you still have to fill them up with a black marker (click on pictures for larger view):


The Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount can all focus at minimum 0.7m and come with two types of lens caps - plastic and metal:


The first batch of IBERIT lenses had some issues when attached to Leica M film cameras. The issue is now fixed:

  
Some vignetting is noticeable when using the current lens hoods but the company has already developed new versions that will be available soon - probably with the next shipment. Please note that all sample photos here were taken with the old lens hoods, here are the new designs:


In general, all third party M-mount lenses are bigger than the original Leica versions and the IBERITs are not an exception (left: Voigtlander Heliar Vintage Line 50mm f/3.5 VM, center: Leica Summilux M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH):


Comparing the IBERIT 75mm lens:


Here is a picture of the Handevision IBERIT lens and lens hood packaging:


Few examples of the f/2.4 Handevision IBERIT bokeh:

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Some lens flare and purple fringing are noticeable in the sample photos (you have to open the full resolution version on flickr for a better view):

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount sample pictures

Few comparisons between the Voigtlander Heliar Classic 75mm f/1.8 VM ($699) and the Handevision IBERIT 75mm f/2.4 ($568). The first picture is from the Voigtlander Heliar Classic 75mm f/1.8 VM lens (the jpg files are straight from the camera, no correction or post processing, full resolution pictures can be found on flickr):

Voigtlander 75mm f1.8 sample1

Handevision IBERIT 75mm f/2.4 lens:

Handevision Iberit 75mm f2.4 sample1

Voigtlander Heliar Classic 75mm f/1.8 VM lens:

Voigtlander 75mm f1.8 sample2

Handevision IBERIT 75mm f/2.4 lens:

Handevision Iberit 75mm f2.4 sample2

Voigtlander Heliar Classic 75mm f/1.8 VM lens:

Voigtlander 75mm f1.8 sample3

Handevision IBERIT 75mm f/2.4 lens:

Handevision Iberit 75mm f2.4 sample3

On flickr I also have another comparison between the Voigtlander Heliar Vintage Line 50mm f/3.5 VM, Handevision IBERIT 50mm f/2.4 and Leica Summilux M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lenses. In general, the images from the IBERIT lenses are sharp, but with less contrast when compared to Leica or Voigtalnder. I am planning to do some black and white testing with the IBERIT lenses, so stay tuned.

Handevision IBERIT lenses for Leica M mount can be purchased at B&H and Adorama.

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  • Was their focus shift wide open and close up with the 35/2.5 on the M10?

    • I did not notice any, but I also did not look/test for it.

  • They are certainly beautiful looking lenses.

  • Blatio

    Is there a difference on the images whether the 6 bit fields are filled with the correct code or not? Would be interesting…

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