The German IBE Optics announces a new 26mm f/1.4 lens.


The German company Ibe Optics announced a new 26mmf /1.4 lens. You can download the Lens – Datasheet, German (2347kB) to read more about the specs. And yes, this is the same company that created the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens with Kenko.


  • Mister_Roboto

    Is that a C-Mount lens?

    • J Shin

      It appears to have a M40x0.75 screw mount and image circle of 22mm. Four-thirds sensor diameter is 22.5mm, so it will have some clipping. C-mount is 1″ 32 tpi.

      The “textured ring nearest the mount” is the thread for mounting. I think it’s for fixed-focus applications, where a locking ring will keep the lens focused on the desired distance. Probably optimized for close-up, given the 14mm depth of the thread. It is, after all, listed under “machine vision”. Flange distance is not listed.

      To be used on a µ43 camera, it will need a mount adapter, diaphragm, and helicoid.

      • J Shin

        Flange distance from the rear end is 20mm, close to µ43, but the thread ends 25mm from the sensor plane.

      • Four Thirds sensor diameter is 21.6 mm, not 22.5 mm.

        • J Shin

          That is true for 2:3 aspect ratio (12×18). For 3:4 aspect ratio, the sensor is 13.5×18. It is slightly taller than what would be half-and-half of full frame.

  • Ming Dang

    Ya, great! Now let see them make autofocus lens. Same for Jacker, Voightlander, etc etc…

  • Yun

    This lens likely to compete with the current Leica Summilux ?
    Good , now everyone got option to go with .
    But I still wonder if this is a sharp lens in the Summilux’s standard .

  • Sqweezy

    Good to see all the third-party support for the Micro Four Thirds system. The more, the merrier. Hope this helps prove m43 is the mirrorless system that’s here to stay.

  • Ranger 9

    If this lens really is intended for Micro Four Thirds, it seems to be an unusually Spartan design: No focusing ring? No aperture control? No mounting flange??

    My German isn’t much, but the banner down the side of the datasheet appears to read “Industrial Lens for Large Sensors,” so my guess is that this is an off-the-shelf item that they may offer with some kind of adapter for mounting on MFT cameras.

  • looks unusually long

    • Michael Scott

      That’s what she said.

      • Father Jack


    • peevee

      Not too long. 68 mm long, 43 mm wide. 200 g. You’ll need M-adapter too. It is not m43 lens.

      • peevee

        M40, sorry.

  • tom

    Looks like c-mount. It is very long so that fits more with security camera applications, and one source mentioned “near infrared capabilities”, another tell-take sign…

  • Bob B.

    It’s not a lens…it’s a loupe for viewing 35mm transparencies…… :-)

  • Mr. Reeee

    Any word on Price?

    @Ranger 9… It appears that the focus ring is the textured ring nearest the mount. My guess is that it’s an auto-focus lens, since there appears to be no aperture ring or distance scale.

    Whatever it ends up being, it’s great to see more companies making M4/3 lenses!

    Me, I’ll stick with Voigtländer lenses.

    • Lacking an aperture ring doesn’t mean that the lens has AF, see the Voigtländer lenses with EF-mount.
      Anyway it really seems to be rather an idustrial than a photographic lense – we will see.

  • rUY

    just another CCTV maker. not really existed news anyway. Besides, Jacker is just a Trader too. The so called 36mm F1.8 is actually an inexpensive (US$12) China CCTV Fujian 37mm F1.7.
    I don’t really think more TV lens would help to improve the lens profile of M43. in fact, the lens for M43 are really good. and could be even more complete with next 12 months.

  • adaptor-or-die

    The example photo is an industrial lens, [fixed focus, fixed aperture] not a photographer’s lens. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t be adapted to such a use, but it would need a practical housing for such a retail product. The interesting aspect is the glass, 26mm f/1.4 … hopefully SLR Magic or similar grabs onto this and comes out with a nice photo variation!

    It’ also listed as 400-1000nm coated lens which is infrared/near infrared wave-lengths, this is a lens to look at parts in an assembly line for QC and purposes like that. So the optics as listed aren’t really of general use.

  • ha

    This is a lens for special applications. Fixed focus at 296mm and 1:0.12 magnification. If your normal photography is about stamps this might work…

    • 296mm is the minimum focus distance (MFD), I cannot believe that the focus is fixed there

    • peevee

      It also says: ” Fokus ändert sich über Wellenlängenbereich”

      Translation: “Focus changes over wavelength coverage”

      Translation for photogs: strong longitudinal CA

  • JF

    It looks like a completely useless lens for the basic photographer…

  • Reinhard

    This is a typical lens for security or industrial applications. No focus ring (done with adapter to camera, of course no AF!) and no variable aperture (fixed 1,4). So it is maybe something to play with, but nothing really usable in the real world of a photographer.

    But as said before, it is good to see other lenses, every step to get a bigger market is a step forward.

  • Future MFT user

    9 elements in 7 groups, just like the Panasonic 25mm f1.4. This must be pretty good optically. Good to see new manufacturers releasing lenses for MFT!

  • gst

    german short description says: it’s optimized for short distances.

  • OMD user

    Lens for industry, specially for IR cameras, monitoring, night vision, ect. Not for Panasonic and Olympus bodies.

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