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    How to Photograph Spiders: Macro Gear and Methods

    Spider macro photo ©Stewart Wood

    Spiders may not be the most popular creatures around. When it comes to macro photography, though, they’re one of the most fascinating, detailed and varied subjects you can choose. We’re about to give you some tips on photographing spiders up close, as well as some striking examples of why you might want to give it […]

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    How to Choose a Macro Lens

    macro photograph of mushroom taken with Irix 15mm Dragonfly macro lens

    Putting a macro lens on your camera lets you capture the world from a unique perspective that people often overlook. Having the right lens makes that much more enjoyable. We’re offering this guide to choosing a macro lens, to help you know what to expect and what to look for. Opening image ©Fran Ros (@fmros) […]

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    Christmas Light Photography: 11 Quick Tips

    Photo of Christmas lights and tree

    ‘Tis the season for Christmas light photography! By now, it’s likely you can find dazzling displays of Christmas lights everywhere in your town or city. If you’re like most photographers, that means it’s time to get out and start shooting. With the spirit of the Holiday Season in mind, we’re offering this list of tips […]

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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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    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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    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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    Introducing the Irix 150mm Macro Dragonfly

    Irix 150mm Dragonfly

    Irix USA is pleased to announce the latest addition to our family of lenses! The “new kid in town” brings you all the build quality, features and optical precision of our popular ultrawide lenses in a 150mm medium telephoto lens with true 1:1 macro reproduction. It’s also the first of our lenses to feature the […]