Irix Wide-angled Lenses

Irix Wide-angled Lenses consist of two main lens classifications, named Firefly and Blackstone. and are manufactured of the same optics with different housings.

The optical construction of the Firefly wide-angle lens is superb, meeting the most demanding requirements of modern cameras. 15 elements in 11 groups include three elements of highly refractive glass and two of extra-low dispersion glass. Two aspherical lenses provide extremely high image quality and improve image brightness at the edges, while minimizing distortion and aberration.

The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click and hyper-focal scale set a new level of manual focus lens functionality. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum. Reaching its lowest focusing distance of 0.28 metres (0.92 ft) and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front and square gelatin filters at the back of the lens.

Firefly is the standard version equipped with three rubber seals that protect camera mount and focusing mechanism against dust, moisture and accidental water splashes. Ergonomic focusing ring with rubber grip allows to have more freedom when operating the camera. It is the most lightweight lens in its class.

The same optical performance and high quality mechanism as the Blackstone, but implemented in a lightweight and handy design. Whether you sail, hike, drive or fly, the Irix Firefly lens will make your journey extraordinary.

The ergonomic focusing ring offers the freedom to capture the most ideal moment, whether it is big city architecture or wildlife scenery. Challenge accepted.

Blackstone, the Premium version has a durable body made with aluminium-magnesium alloy, that ensures foolproof protection of your lens, even in extreme situations. Its construction is equipped with four rubber seals, that protect the camera mount and focusing mechanism against the dust and moisture, as well as front or side accidental water splashes. Engraved fluorescent markings enable easy read-out and operation in low light conditions.

The optical construction of the Blackstone wide-angle lens is superb, meeting the most demanding requirements of modern cameras. 15 elements in 11 groups include three elements of highly refractive glass and two of extra-low dispersion glass. Two aspherical lenses provide extremely high image quality and improve image brightness at the edges, while minimizing distortion and aberration.

The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click and hyperfocal scale set a new level of manual focus lens functionality. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum.

With a minimum focusing distance of 0.28 metre (0.92 ft) and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front in the petal-shape lens hood and gelatin filters at the back of the lens.