We are seeing a lot of new Cinema Lenses in the past year and today we have another new fast T1.5 21mm full-frame lens from Irix. Irix states their lenses have the “Irix look” and the new 21mm full-frame fits right in with the others in the lineup.
The Irix 21mm T1.5 optical design includes 4 Extra-low Dispersion glass elements with 4 high reflective elements and 2 Aspherical lenses. There are a total of 15 elements in 11 groups with an image circle of 43.3mm with a complete covering of every sensor size from Full Frame 35 down to 1/3” sensors.
The lens has an 11-blade iris that will provide nice blur when opened up and at T1.5. Irix states the new lens has practically no focus breathing (below 1 degree in the full range from 0,3m to infinity). The lens is stated to have very low distortion below 2%.
All Irix Cine lenses have a front size of 95mm and geared Mod 0.8 M rings, which ensure compatibility with most accessories available on the market. The focus and aperture rings are aligned at the same distance and have the same rotation angle.
The lenses are resistant to rain, sand, snow, or dust with engraved markings on the lens that have been filled with UV-reactive paint for better visuals when shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
Unique “Irix” cinematic image
Very low focus breathing
180 degrees focus rotation ring
75 degrees rotation for the aperture ring.
Compact and lightweight
Compatible with other Irix lenses
Almost no distortion
7 mounts, including mirrorless
Lightweight, Compact Design
The housing of the new 21mm T1.5 is made of lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloy. Irix wants to keep the size and weight down on their cine lenses. The 21mm T1.5 comes in at 1.1 kg (2,4lbs)
Because of the small weight, Irix cine lenses can be used on smaller cameras or handheld rigs and stabilizers. All the Irix Cine lenses have a lens support foot that provides stabilization when using lens support with follow focus systems. The support foot can be attached to the lower or upper part of the lens.
The Irix Cine 21mm T1.5 lens will be available in the seven most popular industry mounts: Canon EF, Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, Olympus MFT/ Panasonic MFT and Arri PL-mount
Price and Availability
The Irix 21mm T1.5 Cine lens will be available within the next few weeks. and available today for preorder at selected dealers and Irix online Store. The prices are set at €1195 Euro (€1295 Euro for PL Mount version) and $1195 USD ($1295 for PL Mount version).