Irix is already known from various fixed focal length lenses that are available with different camera connections. Now Irix is introducing a bright wide angle lens IRIX 45mm f1.4 Dragonfly, which is designed for the Fujifilm GFX system and the sensor size is 43.8 x 32.9 mm.
The 45mm lens is presented in a robust metal housing. With the handy aperture ring and the large distance setting ring, it is very user-friendly. The focusing ring can be locked in any setting (focus lock), which prevents the focus from being accidentally changed during recording sequences.
The finish of the lens is adapted to the “Dragonfly” line from Irix and is very haptic, is largely scratch-resistant, and, with its robust magnesium housing, offers good long-term value. It is also sealed against dust and splash water at five points, making it suitable for professional use under tough conditions.
The aperture, which can be adjusted from 1.4 to 22 with quiet notches, consists of 9 blades, which, with their rounded shape, create an almost circular opening, which results in a delicate bokeh. With full aperture, the main subject can be isolated very effectively from the background due to the shallow depth of field.
Price and availability
The IRIX 45mm f1.4 Dragonfly lens for Fujifilm GFX medium format cameras is now available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com at recommended retail price of $795.
IRIX 45mm f1.4 Specifications
- Focal Length: 45mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Mount: FUJIFILM G
- Angle of View: 62.64°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 40 cm
- Optical Design: 11 Elements in 9 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 77 mm
- Dimensions: 87 x 144 mm
- Weight: 2.47 lb / 1.12 kg
Last month, Fujifilm has unveiled flagship medium format camera – Fujifilm GFX 100S weighs only 900 grams, with a 102 Mpx sensor, a 5-axis image stabilization (IBIS) with up to 6 f-stops, and Fujifilm X-E4 compact camera with a 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and three new professional lenses – Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR, GF 80mm F1.7 R WR, and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR.