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 Thursday, January 3, 2019
From Irix:
 
We would like to announce and confirm that there are no issues with Irix lenses, as regards their general operation for the Canon EF mount in their current line-up when used on the Canon EOS R camera, and as released by the Canon Corporation via their Canon EOS R Adapter (Canon EF to Canon EOS R mount).
 
Thanks to this, it is possible to control the aperture from the camera, information about the distance transmitted to which the lens is focused, and to save full information about the exposure parameters in the EXIF format.
 
Compatible Irix lenses:
 
  • Irix 11mm f/4
  • Irix 15mm f/2.4
  • Irix 150mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro
B&H carries IRIX lenses.
Category: IRIX News
Post Date: 1/3/2019 6:29:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 6, 2018
B&H has the IRIX 150mm f/2.8 Macro Lens available for preorder with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Neutrino Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1.1' Minimum Focus
  • Manual Focus Design with Focus Lock
  • Depth of Field and Focus Distance Scales
  • Dragonfly Weather-Sealed Constructio
Categories: Preorders, IRIX News
Post Date: 11/6/2018 1:57:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 24, 2018
From IRIX:
 
IRIX, a European brand already known for its high-quality wide-angle lenses (Irix 11mm f/4.0, Irix 15mm f/2.4) and photographic filter systems is expanding its portfolio with a new lens – the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1, designed for full frame cameras with the Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mount.
 
With its focal length of 150mm and 1:1 scale of reproduction, these are the basic features of the new product that allows comfort working with small objects. Thanks to the possibility of being able to move away from the photographed object, this makes the operation more convenient than using lenses with a shorter focal length. No shadows are cast on the object and it is also possible to use lamps dedicated to this type of photography.
 
The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is equipped with an aperture mechanism consisting of 11 rounded blades that maintain a circular shape within the entire available working range. Thanks to this, when shooting with a wide open aperture, a pleasant background blur is obtained; when closed right down, the diffraction appears much later. This ensures much greater detail of the image.
 
The focus ring has been equipped with a wide rubber handle with a special convexity pressing. To facilitate precise focusing of the scale, with 270 degree rotation. The whole design is complemented by a functional Focus Lock ring that allows you to lock the focus ring at a convenient position.
 
The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1:1 lens has been sealed in key points (the front element, the Focus Lock ring, the focusing ring and bayonet), making it suitable for use in the harshest of weather conditions such as fog, rain or snow.
 
The optical design consists of twelve elements – three of which are made of super-low dispersion glass (ED), another four of glass with a higher refractive index (HR), and the whole arranged into nine optical groups. Thanks to this construction, we obtain an close to zero distortion (at a level of 0.1%).
 
The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is equipped with an internal focusing system (IF) so that the lens does not change its dimensions when focusing, thus maintaining a compact size and better sealing.
 
The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is the first model available in the new version with the Dragonfly finish, in which the aluminium frame has been enclosed in an external structure made of aluminium-magnesium alloys and composite elements. The combination of Firefly and Blackstone features gave the lens lightness and solidity while maintaining high mechanical strength and resistance in difficult weather conditions.
 
The lens has a CPU that allows control of the lens aperture from camera level, and the AE module allows the use of semi-automatic modes (PASM). This solution allows the user to get confirmation of the focus from the camera. An additional benefit is the recording of exposure data in the EXIT format.
 
A set with the lens will include:
 
  • a practical deep lens hood that isolates the lens from sidelight sources and also protects the front element of the lens from minor damage
  • a rigid lens case for safe transport and storage
  • a detachable tripod collar (Arca Swiss standard), allowing you to transfer the weight that is the centre of gravity to the front and securely place the camera on a tripod.
Pricing and availability have yet to be determined.
 
Specifications
 
Compatible sensor size35mm “Full Frame” and smaller
Focal length150 mm
Maximum aperturef/2.8
Minimum aperturef/32
Field of view16° (diagonal)
Range of focus0.345 m (0.92 ft) – 8
Focus setupManual
Focus ring rotation angle270 degrees
Magnification ratio1.00x
Minimum focusing distance0.345m
Aperture controlvia camera
Number of diaphragm blades11 rounded aperture blades
Lens construction12 elements in 9 groups (4x HR, 3x ED)
Filter size77 mm
Weight840g
Corresponding MountsCanon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K
Dimensions87 x 135 mm (without tripod collar and lens hood)
Lens hoodDetachable
Category: IRIX News
Post Date: 9/24/2018 1:45:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 9, 2018
From Irix:
 
If you’re still searching for something more powerful then the ND 1000 filter, then Irix has some great news for you!! This young Swiss company had released a brand new filter for their Irix Edge family.
 
The ND32000, with an optical density of 4.5 and incoming light reduction by 15-stops, allows the user to get an exposure time of up to five minutes on a sunny day! Therefore you can enrich your portfolio with mirror-smooth water and perfectly blurred objects in motion such as the clouds and city traffic, even under bright sunny conditions.
 
Thanks to high quality optical glass equipped with a special waterproof and oil repellent NANO coating, the filter’s surface is protected from stains and fingerprints and enables the use of the filter in extreme weather photo shoots.
 
What’s more, due to the possibility of screwing the filter onto the lens, you can be sure that each shoot made with the Irix Edge 32000 is protected from any light leakage.
 
The retail price for the Irix Edge filter ND32000 is 159 euros. The product will be available on sale in the next few days.
 
Currently the Irix Edge family consists of CPL, ND and UV filters of various diameters & made especially for Irix super thin gel filters sets.
 
Adorama carries IRIX filters.
Category: Irix News
Post Date: 3/9/2018 6:52:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 22, 2017
Baar, Switzerland, October 20th, 2017 – The TH Swiss company would like to announce the expansion of its range of Irix accessories with the Edge 100 series filter system. Among new products, there will be a versatile holder – the IFH-100 - with dedicated adapters and a wide choice of 100x100mm and 100x150mm filters.
 
The Irix Edge IFH-100 filter holder
The Irix IFH-100 is a universal filter holder designed for size 100mm filters. Its lightweight compact construction and bayonet adapter are created especially for the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, allowing the use of two filters at the same time without any vignetting effect. The construction of the filter holder base on the removable adapters allows for quick and easily attachment to the lens, along with free rotation around the optical axis when using the graduated or polarizing filters.
 
The ability to use removable adapters with thread diameters from 67mm to 82mm means that the holder can be used with lenses produced by Irix in the future, along with other brands. Each adapter has an additional thread for attaching the cap to the lens.
 
The filter holder is made of an aluminium alloy, which guarantees the high strength and stiffness of its structure. This has enabled to get an extremely compact size while keeping wide functionality, along with an aesthetic design together with the whole Irix product line. It is worth mentioning that the IFH- 100 is the lightest holder of its class. The front surface of the filter holder is covered with a lightabsorbing velvet fabric that blocks access to the side light, what is especially important when using high density optical ND filters.
 
The Irix Edge 100 filters
With the introduction of the IFH-100 filter holder, the Edge 100 series filters will also be available in two formats. The first, size 100x150, will contain gradual filters with a soft and hard transition, and also a reversed gradual filter dedicated to taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets. These rectangular filters will be available in ND4, ND8 and ND16 versions. In the square format, Neutral Density filters with densities ND32, ND128, ND1000, ND1000K will be available for the 100x100mm, along with a polarizing filter. There are future plans by the manufacturer to introduce filters which reduce light pollution.
 
Edge 100 series filters have a thickness of 2mm and are made from high quality optical glass which is also used in the production of the optical elements in lenses. Filters are coated on both sides with an anti-reflective nano-coating to keep high contrast and natural colours in pictures. The additional water and oil repellent coating also ensures easy cleaning of the surface.
 
The premiere at Photo Plus Expo 2017
The Edge series will be available at the Irix booth (No.929) during the Photo Plus Expo in New York City on October 26-28, 2017.
 
The full range of new Irix Edge accessories, along with pricing and availability information, will be published in the near future.
Category: Irix News
Post Date: 10/22/2017 1:14:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 24, 2017
From TH Swiss:
 
TH Swiss company, listening to the requests and inqueries from their customers, officially announces the availability of the updated correction profiles for Irix 11mm and 15mm lenses to use with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software.
 
The update concerns the improvement of the correction data for distortion and vignetting. Moreover, the way of displaying the profiles inside of Adobe program has changed. Earlier versions of the profiles required finding Irix lenses in camera's manufacturer tab, while in current version you can find both models of Irix lenses listed in dedicated tab called 'Irix'”. The profiles package for both lenses is now ready to download from the website irixlens.com on subpage: Updates --> Downloads --> Others.
 
Especially for Irix lenses users, TH Swiss prepared two video tutorials to explain how to install and use Irix profiles on Windows and Mac Computers. These video tutorials can be found on Irix YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/irixlens
 
B&H carries the Irix lenses.
Category: Irix News
Post Date: 5/24/2017 8:27:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Irix 11mm f/4 Firefly and Blackstone Lenses are available for preorder at the following retailers: B&H | Adorama
Categories: Preorders, Irix News
Post Date: 3/14/2017 7:18:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
   
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