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    10 Macro Flower Photography Tips

    Macro Flower Photograph

    Spring has sprung, and she’s showing her colors proudly, in buds and blossoms everywhere! It’s the perfect time to get out and capture the best of Mother Nature with some macro flower photography. In honor of the Season and the opportunities it provides, we’re offering some valuable tips to help you get the most out […]

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    15 Photo Projects You Can do at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

    We’re all going to be affected by the Novel Corona virus, regardless of how we feel about it. The most obvious and common effect is isolation. From self-quarantine to mandatory shelter in place orders, many of us are going to be sitting at home twiddling our thumbs while we dream up something new to do […]

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    7 Things Every Filmmaker Should know about working with macro lenses.

    Tips for Filmmakers Working in the Extreme Close-up End of Image Crafting Filmmakers love a close-up. However, when you start talking about really super close-ups, not just a head filling the frame (the classic cinema close-up) but an eyeball filling the frame, we leave the “normal” cinematographic world behind and start dealing specifically with the […]

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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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    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 Improving Your Macro Photography

    Get up early in the morning, before sunrise, to capture insects covered in water droplets as they wait for the sun to rise.

    With the release of the new 150mm macro photography 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 for Macro Photography Macro Photography […]

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    Introducing the Irix 150mm Macro Dragonfly

    Irix 150mm Macor

    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 […]