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150mm Irix Dragonfly lens coming
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    Specs

    • 12 elements in 9 groups (4x HR, 3x ED)
    • Min focus distance - 0.345 m (0.92 ft)
    • Manual focus
    • 270 degrees rotation angle
    • 1:1 Magnification ratio (macro)
    • Aperture range f/2.8 – f/32
    • Aperture control only via camera
    • 87 x 135 mm (without tripod collar and lens hood)
    • 11 rounded aperturę blades
    • 77 mm filters
    • Detachable Lens hood
    • Focus Lock ring
    • Detachable tripod collar
    • Weather sealed
    • 840g
    • Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K Mounts

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  • It is macro lens

  • 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.

    Information on availability and prices will be provided at a later date. At the same time, we would like to invite all interested parties to visit the Irix stand during the Photokina 2018 fair in Cologne.

    You can find us at hall 4.2, stand D030 where the lens will be made available to a wide audience.

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  • The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 is the first lens available in the new Dragonfly series, which combines the lightness and perfect ergonomics of the Firefly and the durable magnesium housing used in the Blackstone.

    • Lightened Aluminium internal frame
    • Lightweight composite housing reinforced with Al-Mg alloy
    • Anti-scratch finish
    • Anti-slip coating on the focusing ring
    • Engraved markings covered with UV reactive paint
    • Superior dust and moisture protection (5 sealings)
    • A practical deep lens hood that isolates the lens from sidelight sources and also protects the front element of the lens from minor damage
    • Includes a rigid lens case for safe transport and storage
    • Detachable tripod collar made to the Arca Swiss standard, allowing you to transfer the weight that is the center of mass to the front and securely place the camera on a tripod
  • EU PR on Price

    The big news - we proudly announce the price of the Irix 150mm!

    It’s time to reveal the answer to the big question. The main question the Irix team was receiving during all the shows, exhibitions and meetings we visited.

    WHAT will be the price of the brand new Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8?

    Regardless of the fact that the Irix brand first appeared only two years ago, it has already gained fame of being a company which offers top quality products at a more than reasonable price.

    And this time won’t be any different.

    Therefore it’s now official - the price of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1 : 1 is… 595* EURO!

    The product itself will be available at our partner shops and at the Irix website store at the beginning of December 2018!

    What’s more, anyone who is in and around Paris between the 8th and the 12th of November, will have the opportunity to see – and test for themselves – the Irix 150mm during the Salon de la Photo fair where the Irix team will be waiting for you at booth 5.2 F 025!

    Salon de la Photo is the last photographic exhibition which the Irix team is planning to visit in 2018, so use this occasion to get to know the team and their whole range of Irix products available on the market!

    The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 is the first lens available in the new Dragonfly series, which combines the lightness and perfect ergonomics of the Firefly and the durable magnesium housing used in the Blackstone.

    The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is equipped with an aperture mechanism of 11 rounded blades that maintain a circular shape within the entire available working range. The focus ring has been equipped with a wide rubber handle with a special convexity pressing. To facilitate precise focusing of the scale, it has 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 have obtained 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 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 receive confirmation of the camera focus. An additional benefit is the recording of exposure data in the EXIT format.