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150mm F2.8 Irix Dragonfly lens
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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.

  • Enter our Irix Photo testers competition

    You can be one of the first to test the new Irix 150mm macro lens!

    As we were preparing the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 macro lens for general sale, the Irix team came up with the wonderful idea of organizing an additional activity for the amateur photographic community.

    So before making it generally available, Irix has decided to invite all photo enthusiasts to take part in our competition and to become Irix 150mm lens testers!

    But what do you have to do to get that opportunity to try out this lens as one of the first photographers to use it before it hits the shops?

    Well, to begin with you should love macro photography! You have to feel it, and have stacks of ideas on how to take original photographs with such kinds of lenses.

    Second, you should have the experience! Show us your three best macro photos so that we know you’ve spent some time developing your skills in macro photography.

    Third, be confident. You should be really proud of your work to have them presented publicly!

    In order to take part in the competition, create a post (on one or more social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) with three chosen macro photos taken by you, and tag it with the hashtag #irixmacrocompetition

    But there’s not much time! You’ll have to get those applications in as soon as you can as entries close at the end of the 22nd November 2018!

    FIVE chosen winners will be able to get their hands on the Irix 150mm macro for FREE for ONE MONTH of testing!

    The winners will be announced on the 26th November 2018.

    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.

  • EU PR

    Irix 150mm f/2.8 macro is now available on sale!

    Good news for all photographers who are keen on finding the beauty even in the smallest details - Irix 150mm f/2.8 macro is now on sale!

    The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is the most compact and the lightest macro telephoto lens in its class. It is a lens that was designed in cooperation with professional photographers and photography enthusiasts. The uniqueness of the lens lies in not only its use of the highest-class optics and mechanics as designed by South Korean engineers, but also a number of useful functions when shooting; there is a rubberized focus ring for ease of comfort, a patent-pending focus ring lock function, and a detachable Arca-Swiss standard CNC machined tripod collar ring. The lens is encased in a fully weather-sealed housing.

    The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is modern and versatile macro telephoto lens designed for full- frame high-resolution DSLR cameras. Its large aperture of f/2.8 facilitates shorter exposure times, while its moderately long focal length of 150mm provides an excellent compromise between the narrow viewing angle desired in advertising and portrait photography, and the convenience of hand-held photography.

    The lens is equipped with an aperture mechanism consisting of 11 aperture blades with a rounded shape which provides a pleasant blur of background and points of light. In the case of studio and macro photography, this number of aperture blades makes the diffraction phenomenon appear much later, which ensures a clearly greater detail of the image.

    The unique feature of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 lens is the 1:1 Macro reproduction ratio already available at a focusing distance of 0,345m. High precision of focusing across the entire range is ensured by a wide, rubber-coated focus ring with a rotational angle of 270°. An additional Focus Lock ring ensures that the focus position remains fixed when needed.

    The recommended retail price of new lens is 595 EUR

    Although Irix is a young company you can find its product in photo stores all over the world http:// en.irixlens.com/maps The other option is the purchase is to buy it directly via Irix Stores https:// storeeu.irixlens.com