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    The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Dragonfly wins the Red Dot Award 2019

    The Irix tradition of designing award-wining lenses continues, with the second prestigious honor for the 150mm f/2.8 1:1 macro Dragonfly lens!  Since its premiere a few months ago, the popular macro lens has already earned one such honor, with its capture of the iF Design award. The 150mm Dragonfly now proudly adds the coveted Red […]

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    What’s so Special About a Cinema Lens?

    Irix 150mm Cine macro Dragonfly lens

    With the release of the first lens in the Irix Cine line on the horizon, many of our followers may be wondering about the difference between a still camera lens and one designed for cinematography. There are significant differences and I’ll do my best to explain them in this article. Let’s start with the differences […]

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    Irix has Officially Entered the Cinematic Lens Market!

    The Irix USA team is proud to finally announce that cinematographers will be able to take advantage of Irix’s proven optical and mechanical quality with the introduction of the brand-new Cine line! The first lens in the lineup will be a 150mm 1:1 macro, based on the same optics as the incredibly well-received 150mm macro […]

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    8 Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

    Waterfalls are one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent spectacles. Who doesn’t love the sight and sound of them? From tinkling cascades to thundering torrents, these scenic wonders offer wonderful opportunities for capturing images. In this post, I’ll offer some simple tips to help you make the most of your waterfall shoots. 1. Don’t spend a […]

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    Irix Lenses Fly Higher than the Sky – Literally!

    Irix 300SR lens on its satellite mount

    Irix is proud to announce their latest-awarded honor: the opportunity to “slip the surly bonds of Earth” and reach higher than ever before! Today, April 17, 2019, Poland launched its first Earth Observation nanosatellite into orbit, equipped with an Irix specialty Lens! This auspicious launch occurred at 4:46PM at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops, […]

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    Irix Light Pollution Filters are Here!

    Irix Edge Light Pollution Filter: CEO Hubert Adamczyk

    What’s the best possible addition to the filter line from a manufacturer of outstanding astrophotography lenses? A light pollution filter would be ideal, don’t you think? Irix thought so, too! We’re proud to announce the arrival of the all-new, Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) Filter, available in standard thread sizes: 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm and […]

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    8 Tips for Improving Your Macro Photography

    With the release of the new 150mm f/2.8 macro Dragonfly lens and Christmas right around the corner, we thought this might be a good time to offer some insights for creating the best possible macro images. Here’s a quick overview of some methods we recommend. 1. Choose the Right Focal Length The variety of macro […]

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