August 12, 2022

Irix starts to bridge the focal length gaps with new Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 lens

Well, today, Irix has actually announced the new Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 to assist bridge that space a little. This full-frame lens provides the exact same level of quality and building youve concerned get out of the other lenses in the Irix lineup and Irix says that its built to use the kind of detail and sharpness that something like 8K resolution video requires.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

Irix have been producing some pretty exceptional lenses over the last couple of years for what they cost, bringing us 11mm T4.3, 15mm T2.6, 30mm T1.5, 45mm T1.5 and 150mm T3.0 macro (or f/4, f/2.4, f/1.4, f/1.4 and f/2.8 respectively for their photography options). There are a few noticeable gaps in that focal length lineup. Leaping from 15mm to 30mm is a pretty big leap.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

21mm might appear a bit of an uncommon focal length (as opposed to a 24mm or even 20mm), however it sits quite perfectly in between the Irix 15mm and 30mm lenses and makes it rather well fit for things like establishing shots, interviews with several people (or when you wish to get back from your subject a little and include some environment for context). Its a very versatile length for both storytelling and more formal material.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

The new Irix 21mm T1.5 is a cine lens. It also uses the exact same metal construction as Irixs other cine lenses, along with dust and weather sealing for extreme conditions.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

Image Stabilization.
No.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

Focus Type.
Manual Focus.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

Its design and weight fits in with the rest of the Irix cine lens lineup quite well, with an almost similar size and weight to both the 30mm T1.5 and 45mm T1.5 lenses. And like the other lenses, they have the complete complement of weather condition sealing, with the entire lens being resistant to rain, snow, dust or sand. The engraved markings are filled with UV-reactive paint, assisting you to see them more quickly when shooting in darker conditions.

Irix Starts To Bridge The Focal Length Gaps With New Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 Lens

Format Compatibility.
Full-Frame.

Diaphragm Blades.
11, circular.

Lens Mount.
Canon EF, Sony E, Arri PL, Micro Four Thirds, Canon RF and Nikon Z.

The Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 lens will be offered to pre-order soon for $1,195 ($ 1,295 for PL install) from the normal retailers. When we may see a 21mm f/1.4 variation for photographers, theres no word yet on.

Weight.
1109-1229g (depending on mount).

Focal Length
21mm

Optical Design.
15 Elements in 11 Groups.

Angle of View.
79.4 ° (Full-frame)/ 65.6 ° (Super 35mm)/ 57 °( APS-C 1.53 x)/ 54 ° (APS-C 1.62 x)/ 43.2 ° (MFT).

Optimum Transmission
T1.5.

Minimum Transmission.
T16.

Filter Size.
N/A.

Now all we need is something around 85mm and 105mm!

Irix have actually been producing some quite impressive lenses over the last couple of years for what they cost, bringing us 11mm T4.3, 15mm T2.6, 30mm T1.5, 45mm T1.5 and 150mm T3.0 macro (or f/4, f/2.4, f/1.4, f/1.4 and f/2.8 respectively for their photography options). The new Irix 21mm T1.5 is a cine lens. It likewise uses the exact same metal construction as Irixs other cine lenses, along with dust and weather sealing for severe conditions. Its design and weight fits in with the rest of the Irix cine lens lineup rather well, with a nearly identical size and weight to both the 30mm T1.5 and 45mm T1.5 lenses. And like the other lenses, they have the full enhance of weather sealing, with the whole lens being resistant to rain, snow, dust or sand.