Irix 11mm f4 lens details announced
Irix 11mm f/4 lens details announced
Full specs for the Irix 11mm ultra wide lens
Irix have announced full details of their upcoming 11mm f4 ultra wide angle lens. It’s available in two different versions (same optics) depending on how rough you are with your lenses.
Press Info (parts have had to be re-written for clarity and legibility – KC)
Recommended retail prices are:
635 EUR (tax incl) / 575 USD (net) for Irix Firefly
865 EUR (tax incl) / 775 USD (net) for Irix Blackstone Both versions will be available with Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. The Pentax K-mount version will be released later.
Irix 11mm f/4 availability: The TH Swiss will be officially premiering 11mm lens from March 18th to 21st, during The Photography Show in Birmingham there will be possibility to buy first copies. All interested are invited to visit Irix at Stand No C31. Worldwide sale will start off after the exhibition.
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Widen your point of view with the new Irix 11mm f/4 lens!
TH Swiss company is pleased to announce the official launch of the new model of 11mm f/4 Irix lens [Irix 11mm info]. It is another ultra wide-angle rectilinear manual focus lens designed for DSLR cameras. But this time… it’s even wider!
Ingenious functionality of Irix 11mm f/4
To the family of Irix lenses joins a lens with focal length of 11mm and aperture f/4. From the Irix 15mm f/2.4, the Irix 11mm inherited the same, tested and appreciated technological solutions such as:
- extra handy focus lock mechanism,
- extremely useful infinity click feature
- very intuitive and user-friendly hyperfocal scale.
- Rear gelatin filter slot is another common feature of new Irix 11mm f/4.
- Firefly and Blackstone versions
Just like in Irix 15mm, this lens is offered in two finishing versions.
Firefly as a standard version is made of lightweight composite, provided with anti slip rubber coating ring and clearly printed markings.
There will be also a premium version available, which is Blackstone with durable aluminium and magnesium body that ensures foolproof protection of your lens.
Blackstone’s engraved fluorescent markings reflect the UV light to enable easy operation in low-light conditions.
Describing the product packaging, Firefly version will be offered in a set with soft lens pouch, while Blackstone version will be secured in hard lens case. It is also worth mentioning that as with the Irix 15mm, the user gets an additional rear cap in package.
Resistance to extreme weather
All Irix lenses can be used in even the harshest weather conditions. Both versions of 11mm are equipped with a weather sealed construction that protects the interior against dust and moisture. Thanks to inner seals they are also protected from accidental water splashes – two seals are around focus ring and one seal on bayonet mount.
Widen your point of view
As well Blackstone as Firefly versions are offered with identical mechanical and optic construction.
They offer minimal barrel distortion of 3.13% and astonishing diagonal angle of view of 126 degrees.
Combining these two qualities together makes that lens an ideal tool for both outdoor and indoor photography – whether it is photojournalism, landscapes or architecture. Encompassing capabilities specific to analogue photography with ingenious technology and solutions, Irix 11mm f/4 is perfect equipment for both professionals and hobbyists.
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