IRIX has officially announced the 45mm F1.4 Prime Lens for the Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount back in March is now available to buy in the US. The IRIX 45mm F1.4 features smooth bokeh quality and impressive f/1.4 maximum aperture.
The IRIX 45mm F1.4 has internal focusing in a weather-sealed design, offers increased control over depth of field for working with a viewing angle of 50°. All exposure settings are stored in EXIF data. The focus ring has a rotation angle of 140 degrees, there is no new autofocus motor.
The front thread allows you to install filters with a diameter of 77 mm. The lens engravings are filled with UV-reactive paint to make them readable in low-light conditions. The lens body is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy and composite elements to create a lightweight but durable construction.
The focus lock mechanism allows you to lock the focus ring in a specific position. This is especially important when shooting landscapes, as well as when you want to keep a certain distance from the subject (for example, in a studio or outdoors).
Price and availability
IRIX 45mm F1.4 prime lens for the Canon EF, Nikon F, and Pentax K mounts has been priced at $695 and is now available to buy via the Bhphotovideo.com online shop.
IRIX 45mm F1.4 Specifications
- Focal Length: 45mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Mount: Canon EF/ Nikon F / Pentax K
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Angle of View: 51.4°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 40 cm
- Optical Design: 11 Elements in 9 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
- Filter Size: 77 mm (Front)
- Dimensions: 87 x 105 mm
- Weight: 925 g
IRIX has announced the 45mm T1.5 cinema lens back in October 2019. It was the third of a series of Cine lenses of the manufacturer, in which Irix Cine 150mm T3 and Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 were previously introduced. Its features include a mid-range focal length, based on a completely new optical design which includes four elements made of high refraction glass, one extra-low dispersion lens, and one aspherical lens. 11 elements in 9 groups and an ultra-low – 0,5% distortion. The circular 9-blade iris for the background blur and a smooth adjustment of the T- number from 1.5 to 22.