The Irix 30mm f/1.4 features a modern optical design with 3 ultra-low dispersion glass elements, 2 high reflectance glass elements and one aspherical lens. There are a total of 13 elements in 11 groups that provide sharp details, vivid colors and ultra-low distortion – 0.95%.
What deserves special attention is the smoothness and “cine look” of the image it offers. The new Irix 30mm f/1.4 Dragonfly is based on the Irix 30mm Cine model, intended for the much more demanding film industry market, making this a very durable lens. The entire optical structure of the lens is identical in both versions. The still version has a completely different housing adapted for photographic purposes.
The lens is designed to work with 35mm full frame sensors. It is worth emphasizing the use of a new, 11-blade design aperture with rounded edges, which ensures a pleasant and very vivid background blur. It has an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16.
A Build You Can Trust
Irix customers often use their lenses in extremely difficult conditions. This means that the construction of the Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens had to meet the same standards as other Irix lenses. Only the best materials were used. Thanks to a system of seals located in key places of the lens and rear focusing, you will be able to operate in all conditions. These properties will allow you to work in difficult conditions, and they will make sure the mirror chamber and the sensor of the camera you are using stay clean.
Irix 30mm f/1.4: Ready for Any Weather Conditions
Lens Finish: DRAGONFLY
The most important aspects are:
- Reinforced internal structure based on metal elements
- Scratch-resistant lens finish
- Anti-slip focusing ring with special finish for easy operating
- Engraved markings filled with UV-reactive paint
- Sealings to protect against dust and water
- Hard case included
Intelligent Lens Design
The Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens has a module that allows you to control the lens iris directly from the camera, thanks to which popular semi-automatic modes (PASM) and data recording in EXIF format are available. The lens is also equipped with a focus confirmation system. This means the camera will confirm the correct focus setting when you focus (either with a small icon in the viewfinder, or as a sound) – it’s easy and convenient!
Irix 30mm f/1.4: Additional Features
Focusing Ring – Our special focusing ring with its characteristic shape has become an Irix hallmark. We already used this ring in our 150mm and 45mm still lenses. Many of our clients find it very convenient. Special texturing and properly selected rubber material, allow a reliable and precise focus. A dedicated embossing lets you feel the ring’s position. This makes focusing even easier!
“Focus Lock” function – The Focus Lock function is another Irix hallmark. It allows you to lock the focus ring in a specific position. It’s especially useful when you want to maintain a specific distance from the photographed object (zone-focusing) or you want to keep a perfect focus at infinity in landscape photography or astrophotography.
Compatible with Filters
he Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens allows the use of classic screw-in filters (86mm) and square filters, thanks to the Irix Edge IFH-100 and IFH-100-PRO mount. The use of filters in landscape photography allows you to awaken your creativity and achieve amazing effects, which makes them extremely practical.
Pricing and availability
The Irix 30mm f/1.4 will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount.
Canon and Nikon mounts will be available the first half of October. Pentax will take a few weeks more.
The retail price in the US will be $675.