Irix 15mm f/2.4 Review

May 4, 2017 | Mark Goldstein |

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The Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens is an ultra-wide rectilinear manual focus optic for full frame 35mm-format cameras, in this premium Blackstone version also being weather sealed and clad in magnesium alloy. Such a lens is a beautiful object in its own right, but the most important thing is the quality of the images it helps us to make. Let's see if the results are the equal of the outward appearance.
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Relatively new to the DSLR lens marketplace is Irix. When Irix introduced their first lenses, the 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone and Firefly, I was intrigued. That this manufacturer gave the lenses each an interesting name helped, but the appearance of these lenses was a quite captivating. When Irix USA offered to send me a sample, I of course couldn't help myself and said "Yes!"
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It would be difficult not to have a feeling that there have been a kind of renaissance of manual optics in recent years. There have been a lot of launches in this sector and new instruments are presented not only by such tycoons as Leica, Zeiss or Voigtlander, active on the market for many decades, but also by new companies, offering devices produced in Asia. Samyang, Mitakon, Venus Laowa or SLR Magic lenses are known not only to advanced photography fans but also to many beginners.
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