Recently, Irix has updated its range of cinema lenses for the Canon RF mount. The new mount is supported by the Irix 11mm T4.3, 15mm T2.6, 45mm T1.5, and 150mm T3.0 Cine lenses, all of which were previously available for Sony E, Canon EF, Arri PL and Micro Four Thirds mounts.
Now, these lenses can be used in conjunction with the new Canon EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras, as well as with the recently announced Canon EOS C70 cinema camera, which is also built on the Canon RF mount.
The company claims that the lenses are similar in weight to the new EOS C70, thus providing a good balance when working with a variety of sliders, cranes, and gimbals. Also, the structure of the lenses is designed for convenient use with various follow-focus systems, since the adjustment wheels are located at the same distance from the mount.
The side edges of the focus gear-rings are shielded by a special adaptive ring, providing a larger area for better manual handling. The adaptive ring is an innovative solution that provides compatibility with follow focus gear rings of various width while preserving the convenience of manual focus ring operation.
These new Irix lenses for Canon RF mounts have been designed as a versatile tool in the hands of a filmmaker, built to withstand various weather conditions. The housing is equipped with several seals to create a barrier for dust, rain, and accidental splashes of water. The sealed construction ensures the safety of both the optical lens system and the camera sensor.
Irix Cine lenses have a standardized front diameter 95mm for matte box, the unified distance between gear-rings within the whole family range (future developments), standardized 0.8 pitch module gears, unified angles of rotation, and similar weight.
Price and availability
- Irix 11mm T4.3 Cine lens has been priced at $1,195, is now available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com, and shipping starts from November 16th, 2020.
- Irix 15mm T2.6 Cine lens has also been priced at $1,195, is now available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com, and shipping starts from November 16th, 2020.
- Irix 45mm T1.5 Cine lens cost $1,195, now available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com and shipping starts from November 16th, 2020.
- Irix 150mm T3.0 Cine lens has been priced at $1,195, is now available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com, and shipping starts from November 16th, 2020.
Back in March, IRIX has announced the 45mm F1.4 Prime Lens for the Canon EF, Nikon F, and Pentax K mount features smooth bokeh quality and impressive f/1.4 maximum aperture.