Third Party Lenses

Irix has announced the affordable 8K ready CINE 15mm T2.6

Irix, the producer of the Cine series, currently has a set of cinematographic lenses in its portfolio, including an 11mm ultra-wide-angle lens, a standard 45mm lens, and a 150mm macro telephoto lens. Today Irix premieres its fast, filter-ready wide-angle cine lens, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. This product will open unlimited possibilities for filmmakers and cinematographers alike.

New Lens, New Possibilities

The newest member of the family, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6, is a fast, filter-ready ultra-wide-angle lens, which makes it an extremely versatile piece of equipment that works in a multitude of lighting conditions.

The Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 optical system is made up of 15 elements arranged in 11 groups (including 3 HR lenses, 2 EDs, and 2 ASPs). Its precise construction ensures beautiful and vivid colors, image sharpness, and minimal distortion, despite the ultra-wide field of view. The high-quality construction ensures low lens breathing, which is an extremely important feature in filmmaking.

Like all Irix Cine line lenses, it is designed for filming at a maximum resolution of 8K UHD, allowing for super-panorama shots (CinemaScope).

Irix Cine family

Ease of use and convenience is extremely important to us. Irix Cine lenses are ready for any film set. Very similar weights (as well as equal distances between rings) between Irix Cine lenses accelerate work on the set, without forcing changes of gimbals, rigs, tripods, etc. Irix also offers an innovative magnetic mounting system (MMS) for accessories, such as sun visors or lens covers.

Irix Cinematic Design

Irix lenses are used by both professional operators and amateurs alike. Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 has all the features and properties necessary to work on the set. By minimizing the phenomenon of diffraction, the lens aperture (made of 9 rounded blades), provides a sharp image, regardless of the T value. The precise mechanics allow for the smooth adjustment of the T value from T2.6 to T22.

As with other Irix Cine lenses, the product has been equipped with an innovative adaptive ring that allows for ergonomic work both in manual sharpening and with follow-focus systems, thanks to which you can easily and quickly adjust your lens to your rig. The 180-degree focusing ring ensures precise alignment and a smooth focus pulling.

The lens front has been optimized to work with 95mm matte boxes. Toothed rings (Mod 0.8 M standard), ensure compatibility with most follow focus accessories and aperture adjustment available on the market.

Ready to work in any conditions!

With flm lenses, it is extremely important that the equipment is suitable for wora regardless of weather conditions. Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 has been sealed in four aey places, so you can shoot in the desert and in full rain, meaning you can be sure that your equipment will remain safe.

Main features:

UltraHD 8K resolution

  • 43.3 mm imaging feld (Full Frame)
  • Fast aperture T2.6
  • 86mm front flter thread
  • ultra wide angle imaging feld
  • minimal distortion
  • compact and lightweight construction
  • very low lens breathing
  • sealed construction
  • 95mm front diameter
  • magnetic accessory mounting system (MMS)
  • Removable lens hood
  • compatible with follow focus systems
  • engraved maraings flled withUV-reactive paint
  • adapter ring for faster wora on the set
  • possibility of mounting an additional lens support foot

Available mounts

Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 is available in Canon EF, Sony E, MFT, and PL mounts, each with either metric or imperial focus markings.

Pricing and availability

The lens will soon be available in a wide network of dealers available at https://irixlens.com/dealers- list/ and at https://storeeu.irixlens.com for 1195 Euro.

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Technical data:

Image coverage full-frame (43.3 mm)
Focal length 15 mm
Aperture range (T) T2.6 ~ T22
Number of iris blades 9 (rounded shape)
Minimum focusing distance 0,25 m (9,84”)
Focus ring rotation angle 180°
gear pitch 0.8 M
number of teeth 117
distance scale Metric or imperial
Aperture ring rotation angle 75°
gear pitch 0.8 M
number of teeth 110
Viewing angle (horizontal) Full Frame 100°
S-35mm 1.39x 79,4°
APS-C 1.53x 76,5°
APS-C 1.62x 73°
MFT 2.0x 59,9°
Front flter thread 86 x 1.0 mm
Weather sealing 4 rubber o-rings (PL 3 rubber o- rings)
Front diameter 95 mm
Markings laser engraved, UV reactive
Dimensions (L x D) (without accessories) Canon EF – mount 89 x 95 mm
Weight Canon EF – mount 895g
Included accessories Lens hood 1 pc
Front lens cap 1 pc
Rear lens cap 1 pc
Lens support foot 1/4” 1 pc

jvillain

EOS 90D
Sep 29, 2018
186
125
"very low lens breathing"

That part is great but I guess parfocal is a bit much to ask at that price point.
 

Codebunny

EOS R1
Sep 5, 2018
575
538
I don't think the current Cine lenses from Canon or others made in the last decade will struggle to resolve 8k. I get they want to market these as 8k lenses, but really is there any recent lens that will truly struggle with 8k?
 

jvillain

EOS 90D
Sep 29, 2018
186
125
Since a prime can't change it's focal length, being parfocal isn't a consideration.
Thanks, brain fart on my behalf. I have been focused on looking for an affordable zoom to get around the focus breathing of my Sigma's and lost focus my self.
 

melgross

EOS RP
Nov 2, 2016
604
396
Think of it guys, if you buy these you will have “unlimited possibilities”. That’s a lot of possibilities more than with any other lens manufacturer, most of which offer “nearly unlimited possibilities”.
 

SecureGSM

2 x 5D IV
Feb 26, 2017
2,369
1,240
Think of it guys, if you buy these you will have “unlimited possibilities”. That’s a lot of possibilities more than with any other lens manufacturer, most of which offer “nearly unlimited possibilities”.
Did they just say unlimited? Their legal team must be having a senior moment. Oh well. ;)