Introducing the Irix 150mm Macro Dragonfly

Irix 150mm Dragonfly

Irix USA is pleased to announce the latest addition to our family of lenses! The “new kid in town” brings you all the build quality, features and optical precision of our popular ultrawide lenses in a 150mm medium telephoto lens with true 1:1 macro reproduction. It’s also the first of our lenses to feature the all-new Dragonfly housing!

The new lens housing elegantly combines the best features of the Blackstone and Firefly models. An aluminum internal frame is surrounded with an external aluminum/magnesium alloy structure, coated with composites and weather sealed. The result is a lightweight,  extremely durable housing with a solid grip and unmatched resistance to the elements.

The new lens housing elegantly combines the best features of the Blackstone and Firefly models. An aluminum internal frame is surrounded with an external aluminum/magnesium alloy structure, coated with composites and weather sealed. The result is a lightweight,  extremely durable housing with a solid grip and unmatched resistance to the elements.

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With its extended reach, the 150mm focal length lets you get “up close and personal” without the need to disturb your subjects or cast unwanted shadows. It also gives you more working room for supplemental lighting and its deep lens hood helps eliminate glare and flare. Thanks to its internal focusing system, it maintains its compact size throughout the focal range.

A fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 ensures optimal low-light performanceEleven rounded aperture blades provide a beautifully circular opening, for delicious bohek when wide open and minimal diffraction at the narrow end.

Irix USA knows you’ve come to expect outstanding optical performance and we’re happy to report that this new lens won’t let you down. It packs 12 elements in 9 groups and includes  3 extra-low dispersion (ED) and 4 highly-refractive (HR) elements. Among other things, this combination delivers an image with distortion as low as 0.1%!

Irix 100mm Macro Dragonfly distortion profile

Electronic aperture control, focus confirmation and EXIF data transfer are all supported with an on-board CPU. You can use your favorite autoexposure modes and shoot with confidence.

Irix USA followers will recognize the focus ring styling inherited from our Firefly housings. The wide, coated ring ensures a solid grip while the raised tab provides leverage for smooth, effortless focusing. A full 270 degrees of rotation assures tack-sharp control and of course, the Irix focus locking ring is incorporated, too.

A removable tripod mounting collar features an Arca Swiss-compatible foot, so it’s ready to mount to your tripod or monopod for added stability.

Weather sealing is always a priority in Irix lens manufacturing and this is no exception. All key points are tightly sealed, allowing you to shoot without concerns in rain, wind, fog and other inclement conditions.

The lens package will include the lens (of course), caps and hood, the tripod collar and a rigid carrying case.

I could go on and on, but instead, I’ll just provide the full specifications and a few more images below. Stay tuned to this blog and our Facebook page for the availabilty date and more information as it becomes available. Remember to buy only from authorized US dealers to protect your warranty!

The 150mm Dragonfly will be making its debut at Photokina for the European market and Irix USA will be presenting it at the Photoplus Expo, Oct 25 – 27 in New York City. Come check it out at booth 1045! We look forward to seeing you there!

US Dealers: Irix USA is your EXCLUSIVE distributor for Irix products in the USA. Contact us via sales@irixusa.com to find out how you can join the Irix team!

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