After our first Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1 lens, comes the new Irix Cine 11mm T4.3, the second full frame lens from our new cinematography line. Enjoy the new perspective of super panoramic film shots made with the Irix 11mm Cine lens!
New Irix Cine 11mm T4.3
Our Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 lens is the second unique lens from our new Irix Cine line. Its extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and the large image circle of 43.3mm (covering the full frame format) makes it one of the most outstanding cine lenses on the market. Depending on the diagonal of the sensor, the lens can provide a moderate wide angle of view for classic wide-angle shots or a super-panoramic 123º viewing angle in a 2.39:1 widescreen format. The Irix 11mm T4.3, thanks to its unique parameters, provides perspective not available in film optics, thus releasing creativity in creating dynamic shots.
The same, but different optics
The lens’ optical system is based on a new optical formula, developed especially for cinematic purposes. There are 16 optical elements, of which four are made out of high refractive index (HR) glass, three others have aspherical surfaces and the last two are made with low-dispersion glass (ED). The use of a large front lens and other special glass elements provide crisp cinematic shots in a resolution up to 8K, all while keeping the focus “breathing” at the lowest level. The lens offers a large maximum T number of 4.3 which can be reduced to T22, thanks to the rounded iris blades.
Functional and highly innovative
When designing the lens’ mechanical system of 11mm T4.3, we used newly developed technical solutions that have been successfully implemented in our previous 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro Cine lens. The new Multi Start Thread focusing mechanism allows for quiet and precise focusing, even under adverse weather conditions such as rain, humidity or extreme temperatures. The geared focusing ring rotates 180 degrees and depending on the lens version, has a focusing scale with metric or imperial markings.
Thanks to another innovative solution like the Adaptive Ring (providing compatibility with follow focus gear rings of various widths, the Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 ensures great operation ergonomics, both by hand and with a follow focus mechanism.
Moreover, despite the very short optical system layout, the geared rings of focus and aperture have been placed at the same height as the other Irix Cine lenses – all for better ergonomics and more intuitive use.
Exceptional functionality is a distinctive feature of all Irix products. The same applies to the Irix Cine 11mm T4.3, whose extremely compact design (weight of only 2,425lb) has been also equipped with an innovative Magnetic Mount System (MMS) for accessories. The MMS system allows quick and easy attachment of a variety of dedicated accessories. The lens hood included with the lens is the first element of the MMS system. The system will be expanded with further accessories in the future.
Prepared for all weather conditions
The ultra wide angle of view of the Irix 11mm T4.3 means that its natural work environment is outdoors. Its durable magnesium housing and numerous internal rubber seals guarantee the safety of both the optical system and the camera sensor in all weather conditions.
Designed to work in accordance with film industry standards
The 11mm T4.3 is another lens of the Irix Cine line that proves that new technical solutions can perfectly harmonize with well-established film industry standards. The lens has a front flange with a diameter of 95mm and geared rings in the Mod 0.8 standard. This ensures 100% compatibility with most cine gear accessories.
We have applied the same attention to standard to the entire Irix cine lens family whose geared rings are all in the same position and have a unified rotation angle.
We have created the new line of Irix Cine Lenses in close cooperation with professional filmmakers; their ideas and suggestions were an important factor in the design process. The designer’s earlier experience in the field of photography led us to create new and better solutions for the Irix Cine products.
Available camera mounts
The new Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be available in following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL.
Price and availability
The price and availability of the Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 lens will be announced shortly.