Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1

The Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1 looks to be quite a unique lens. If you are not familiar with Irix, they have been making lenses for a while. Their website states ‘Swiss precision and Korean innovation create patented solutions with the finest optical performance and usability.’

Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1

The lens will be available in Canon EF, Sony E, MFT, and PL mount.

Irix has been teasing the upcoming lens on Facebook for the last month.

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150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1

The Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro is based on the companies 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 full-frame lens that is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount.

The Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro is essentially a rehoused stills lens. This is something many major manufacturers such as Sigma also do.

Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1

Key features

  • 11 rounded aperture blades
  • 12 optical elements in 9 groups (4 HR and 3 ED lenses)
  • Internal Focusing
  • MST focusing mechanism
  • Sealed in 5 crucial points
  • Rear element in a fixed position (anti-dust protection)
  • Detachable and reversible lens hood
  • Lens hood with magnetic lock
  • MMS – magnetic mount system (patent pending)
  • Standardized 0.8 pitch mod cine gears
  • 86mm front filter thread
  • 95MM standardized front diameter for cine accessories
  • Precise laser engraved markings filled with UV reactive paint
  • Lens support with 1/4″ thread
  • Two-position detachable lens support
  • adaptive ring for follow focus system (patent pending)
  • Focus ring with 270° focus throw available with metric or imperial units
  • Aperture ring rotation 75°

The optical design consists of 12 elements in 9 groups. The lens has 11 aperture blades. The lens has a 95mm front diameter and it will except 86mm screw on filters.

Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1

What is interesting is that the company lists two patent-pending features in the specifications- MMS – magnetic mount system and an adaptive ring for follow focus system. Just what these actually are and how they work is still unclear.

Price & Availability

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Currently, there is no indication of pricing or availability. The stills version of this lens retails for 595,00 €.

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