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Irix ‘Dragonfly’ 30mm f/1.4 Lens


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Press release:

Irix 30mm f/1.4
Irix brand announces new photographic lens with 30mm focal length!

The newest Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens is a product based on the 30mm Cine model, and therefore intended for the much more demanding film industry market. The entire optical structure of the lens is identical in both versions - the main emphasis here is on the vividness of the image. Of course, the photographic version has a completely different housing, while retaining the optical properties of the cine version.

Irix 30mm f / 1.4 - main features:

  • Beautiful Bokeh
  • Fast f/1.4 Aperture
  • Rear focusing
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Aperture control from the camera
  • Focus confirmation on the Camera
  • Compatible with PASM semi-automatic modes
  • Full record of exposure parameters in EXIF
  • 61,9 degree field of view
  • "Focus Lock" function
  • 140-degree rotation angle of the focus ring
  • Reinforced internal structure
  • 86mm filter mounting front thread
  • Mounts: Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K

Optical properties

The Irix 30mm F / 1.4 features a modern optical design that includes 3 ultra-low dispersion glass elements, 2 high reflectance glass elements and one aspherical lens. There are a total of 13 elements in 11 groups that provide sharp details, vivid colors and ultra-low distortion - 0.95%. However, what deserves special attention is the smoothness and “cine look” of the image it offers. The lens is designed to work with 35mm full frame sensors. It is worth emphasizing the use of a new, 11-blade design aperture with rounded edges, which ensures a pleasant and very vivid background blur. It works in the range of f/1.4 to f/16.

DRAGONFLY Version - Characteristics

The lens housing is a continuation of the Dragonfly manufacturing standard known from earlier Irix models (45mm and 150mm). It’s most important aspects are:

  • Reinforced internal structure based on metal elements
  • Scratch-resistant lens finish
  • Anti-slip focusing ring with special finish for easy operating
  • Engraved markings filled with UV-reactive paint
  • Sealings to protect against dust and water
  • Hardcase included

Focusing Ring

A special focusing ring with a characteristic shape has become a kind of hallmark of Irix 150mm and 45mm lenses. Many of our clients pay attention to the convenience it provides. The newest Irix 30mm is following same way. Special texturing and properly selected rubber material which covers it, allows for reliable and precise focusing. Dedicated emboss lets you to feel the ring’s position. This makes focusing even easier!

"Focus Lock" function

The Focus Lock function is also a hallmark of Irix lenses - it allows you to lock the focusing ring in a specific position. It’s especially useful when you want to keep a specific distance to the photographed object (zone-focusing) or you want to keep perfect focus at infinity in landscape photography or astrophotography.

Designed for any challenge

Irix customers often use their lenses in extremely difficult conditions. Therefore, the construction of the Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens had to meet their needs. Only the best materials were used. The guarantee of operation in all conditions is ensured by a system of seals located in key places of the lens, and rear focusing - thanks to which the lens does not change its dimensions while focusing. These properties allow not only to work in difficult conditions, but also guarantee the cleanliness of the mirror chamber and the sensor of the camera you are using.

Available mounts

The Irix 30mm f / 1.4 lens will be available with Nikon F, Canon EF and Pentax K mounts.

Price and availability

The lens will be available for sale in October 2021, we will inform you about exact availability and pricing in a separate press release.

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We proudly present to you the new Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens

When creating our new photo lens, we found inspiration in the 30mm Cine model, which was designed for a much more demanding market of the film industry. This allowed us to focus on achieving the smoothness and "cine look" of the image that this special lens offers. 

What do you need to know about the newest addition to our Irix family? 

  • Sharp details and vivid colors thanks to modern optical design. Inside the lens are 3 ultra-low dispersion glass elements, 2 high reflectance glass elements, and one aspherical lens. A total of 13 elements in 11 groups combined together will deliver high-quality images with very low distortion of 0.95%.
  • Focusing is even easier than before! Thanks to a special focusing ring with a distinctive shape, it will help you catch the focus in every situation. You will get reliable and precise focusing thanks to special texturing and properly selected anti-slip rubber material that covers the focusing ring.
  • Keep perfect focus at infinity in landscape photography or astrophotography thanks to Focus Lock. This unique feature allows you to lock the focus ring in a specific position. Maintain a certain distance from your subject and don't worry about anything. 
  • A special sealing system in key places of the lens is a guarantee of performance in all conditions. Whether it's snow, rain, or water from the rushing river you're currently shooting, this lens will survive any challenge. The design of the Irix 30mm f/1.4 had to meet the demands of our customers who use their lenses in extremely challenging conditions and we took special care of that.
  • Most important the newest Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens will be available with Nikon F, Canon EF and Pentax K mounts.

The lens will be available for sale in October 2021, so stay tuned for more information

 

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