Irix has announced a new 11mm f/4 wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLR users. This is the second model that will join the existing 15mm F2.4.
The newly-announced manual focus lens offers photographers a whopping 126° view with “minimal distortion, as low as 3.13%”. The Irix 11mm F4 lens comes in two versions Blackstone and Firefly for full-frame Canon, Nikon, and Pentax DSLRs.
The lens is weather-sealed and comes in rugged or lightweight versions. The Firefly model is 12% lighter than the Blackstone, but the Blackstone is made from aluminum-magnesium alloy, features a metal-grooved focusing ring and has an anti-scratch coating.
As a result the Blackstone version costs $825 and the Firefly only cost you for $595. Check the listing on the company’s US website for more information.
Irix 11mm f/4 Wide-Angle Lens Announced
The optical formula of the lens constructed using 16 elements arranged in 10 groups the lens offers a nine-bladed iris with apertures from F4 to F22. Also includes 4 high refractive lenses, 2 ED lenses, and 3 aspherical lenses. Electrical contacts allow users to control aperture values from the camera body and for aperture values to be recorded in EXIF data.
|HOUSING MATERIAL||Lightweight material, 12% weight saving||aluminium-magnesium alloy, premium finish|
|HOUSING OUTER FINISH||standard||anti-scratch|
|FOCUS RING MATERIAL||anti slip coating||all-metal anodized ring with grooved surface|
|MARKINGS PAINT||standard||UV light reactive paint|
|FRONT LENS ELEMENT||no||no|
|FOCUS LOCK RING||yes|
|PROTECTIVE CASE INCLUDED||soft lens pouch||hard lens case|