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    Irix Edge Gelatin Filter Set is now available!

    Irix Gelatin Filter Slot

    Baar, Switzerland, June 22nd,2017 Irix Edge Gelatin Filter Set is now available! TH Swiss company is officially launching their new product – a set of fifteen neutral density gelatin filters designed especially for Irix lenses. The Irix Edge Gelatin Filter Set consists of fifteen gelatin filters with three density factors: 0.6 (ND4), 0.9 (ND8) and […]

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    NEW Lens Correction Profiles for the Irix 15mm f/2.4 and 11mm f/4!

    ©Juan Carlos Luna Monfort

    Irix customers requested updates to the lens correction profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom and the manufacturer has delivered. The news posted on their website a few days ago announced not only the improvements asked for, but 2 new video tutorials to help install the new profiles. …more accurate correction data for distortion and […]

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    “Getting Your Zen on” with a Wide-Angle Lens

    Photography is a creative process. As such, it requires a balance of knowledge, skill, talent and imagination to excel. An expanded field of view introduces an element that affects that creative balance more than you may realize. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways that happens and how to make the adjustments that […]

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    Star Trails and Time-Lapse: Two Shoots in One

    Star Trails ©David Mcalpine

    One of my favorite uses for a digital camera is wide-field astrophotography. That definition covers a lot of things, but basically, it means I like to point my lens at the night sky and capture what it holds. Of the countless photo opportunities “out there,” two of the most unusual and captivating effects you can […]

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    Wide Angle Portraits: A Study in Creativity

    Wide angle portrait ©Corentin Hais. All rights reserved.

    Many portrait photographers wouldn’t think of working with anything shorter than a “normal” focal length. Even more prefer to shoot with nothing less than twice that standard. There’s some very sound reasoning behind both stances and it’s no mystery that the main issue is distortion. On the other hand, there are always good reasons to […]

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    5 Ways NOT to Use a Wide-Angle Lens

    Wide angle photo with Iirx 15mm. ©Alberto Bouzón

    A wide angle lens is a great addition to any photographer’s tool kit. It allows creative expression in ways that simply can’t be achieved with longer focal lengths and the related narrower fields of view. Like any other tool, however, it isn’t intended for every job. More importantly, there’s a lot to consider in using […]

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    Irix Lenses Continue to Make Their Mark in the US

    Irix 11mm f/4 lens

    Photographers around the world have been looking for a serious alternative to DSLR camera lenses with prices that will singe your credit card around the edges. Until recently, the accepted solution was to sacrifice some quality. We just had to live with the fact that paying less for a lens meant less-than-optimum performance. Irix lenses […]

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    Take Another Look at Real Estate Photography

    Taking property photos isn’t often considered a “real job”. That’s unfortunate, because it’s a potentially lucrative occupation. Like product photography, it isn’t glamorous, but it’s a good way to bring home the bacon if you line up just a few good clients. What’s more, if you like to just get out and shoot, property photos […]

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    Wide-Angle Street Photography: a Fresh Perspective on the Urban Scene

    Waiting on Green by Pixel Hobo

    When it comes to grabbing photos on the streets, there are plenty of opinions out there on the best lens for the job. Many urban photographers like working with zoom lenses in various ranges, to “be prepared for anything.” Still others swear by prime lenses, particularly in “normal” focal lengths of 35mm and 50mm. There […]

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