The wait is over! We’re happy to announce the expansion of our Cine line with the new Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens. The third addition to our line of full frame cinematographic lenses fits in nicely between our first two, the Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro and the ultra-wide Irix Cine 11mm T4.3. These three cinema lenses are designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras.
The Irix 45mm T1.5 features a completely new optical design that includes four elements of high refraction glass, one extra-low dispersion lens and one aspherical lens. 11 elements in 9 groups deliver crisp details, vibrant colors and ultra-low (0.5%) distortion. With 9 curved blades, the iris provides appealing background blur and smooth adjustment from T1.5 to T22. With practically no focus breathing, the Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 is the perfect lens for filming scenes with a natural look.
Irix Cinematic Design
The Irix Cine line represents the perfect combination of advanced technology and modern design. For example, the front housing element has a diameter of 95mm and includes an 86mm filter thread. The design also includes a magnetic mount for the reversible lens hood and for future Irix Cine accessories. This synergy is also visible in the shape of the geared rings integrated with the lens housing. The convenience of operating by hand while remaining full compatibility with follow focus systems was a priority in the external design of the lens. Thanks to a fully-adjustable, rotating adaptive ring, you can use any follow focus system you like and position it wherever you want to,.
The Irix Cine line has been developed with careful consideration for growth from the start. The focus and aperture rings of all the lenses are aligned at the same height and have the same rotation angle. With the exception of the Irix 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1, where a longer 270 degrees focus throw is necessary, the rest of the Irix Cine lenses have ring rotations of 180 degrees for the focus ring and 75 degrees for the aperture ring.
Ready to shoot in any weather conditions
A first-class cinematic lens must work in any atmospheric conditions. Whether you’re shooting on burning sand in the Sahara Desert or on the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, the Irix 45mm T1.5 is prepared to not only face it, but also to capture the best possible footage, every time. You can count on your lens’ rugged construction with rubber seals placed in all the crucial points to ensure protection against moisture or dust. Now, you can film anytime, anywhere – and capture the wondrous power of nature.
When the conditions mean you’ll be shooting in low light, we’ve got you covered! Focus and aperture marks are laser engraved and filled with UV-reactive paint.
Versatile and compact
Irix Cine lenses are among the lightest and most compact film lenses in the full frame format. The housing is made of a lightweight and impact-resistant aluminum-magnesium alloy, successfully proven in our Blackstone still lenses. Thanks to the minimal weight (Each Irix Cine lens weighs about 1.1 kilograms / 2.4 lbs), they can be used on smaller cameras, on handheld rigs or stabilizers as well as on professional setups. For comfort and convenience when working with follow focus systems, Irix Cine lenses are equipped with a lens support foot. The foot can be attached to the lower or upper part of the lens to suit your needs.
Key features of the Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens:
- Mid-range focal length with a 51.4° field of view
- Suitable for shooting with Ultra HD 8K resolution cameras
- High quality optical elements – 11 elements in 9 groups. HR, XLD, ASP produced in Japan
- High maximum transmittance value of T1.5 to T22
- Standard 0.8 pitch Mod Cine Gears
- Very low distortion (0.5%)
- Sealed construction suitable for all weather conditions
- Compatibility with standard follow-focus systems and lens control motors
- Front filter thread size 86 x 1.0mm
- Standard 95mm front diameter for cine accessories
- Equipped with a support foot
- Irix Magnetic Mount System
- Focus scale available in metric or imperial units
- Laser engraved markings filled with UV-reactive paint
- Durable magnesium-aluminum alloy
- Weight: 1.1 kilograms / 2.42 lbs
The Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens will be available in the four most popular industry mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, Olympus / Panasonic MFT and Arri PL-mount
Price and availability
Price and availability of the Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens will be announced soon.