Irix 30mm f/1.4 Stills Version

Irix has released a new 30mm f/1.4 lens. Well, new may not be the best word to use in this case. The Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens is essentially a stills version of the 30mm Cine model. The optical structure of both the stills and cine versions is identical.

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The only real difference between the two lenses is that the stills version has a completely different housing.

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Key features

  • Fast f/1.4 Aperture
  • Rear focusing
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Aperture control from the camera
  • Focus confirmation on the Camera
  • Compatible with PASM semi-automatic modes
  • Full record of exposure parameters in EXIF
  • 61.9 degree field of view
  • “Focus Lock” function
  • 140-degree rotation angle of the focus ring
  • Reinforced internal structure
  • 86mm filter mounting front thread
  • Mounts: Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K

The optical design of the Irix 30mm F/1.4 consists of 13 elements in 11 groups. This includes 3 ultra-low dispersion glass elements, 2 high reflectance glass elements, and one aspherical lens. The lens also features 11 aperture blades.

Irix claims that the lens has an ultra-low distortion of 0.95%. The lens is designed to work with 35mm full-frame sensors.

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The lens housing is exactly the same as you will find on the existing Irix 45mm and 150mm models. Key features of the lens housing are:

  • Reinforced internal structure based on metal elements
  • Scratch-resistant lens finish
  • Anti-slip focusing ring with special finish for easy operating
  • Engraved markings filled with UV-reactive paint
  • Sealings to protect against dust and water
  • Hardcase included

A Focus Lock function allows you to lock the focusing ring in a specific position. It’s especially useful when you want to keep a specific distance to the photographed object (zone-focusing) or you want to keep perfect focus at infinity in landscape photography or astrophotography.

The Irix 30mm f / 1.4 lens will be available in Nikon F, Canon EF and Pentax K mounts.

Price & Availability

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The 30mm f/1.4 will be available in October 2021. Irix hasn’t mentioned a price yet, but as a reference the 30mm T1.5 cine version retails for $1,195 USD.

Full Specifications

Image coverage full frame (43.3 mm)
Focal length 30 mm
Aperture range (F) F1.4 ~ 16
Number of iris blades 11 (rounded shape)
Minimal focusing distance 0,34m (13.38”)
Focus ring rotation angle 140°
distance scale metric and imperial
Viewing angle (diagonal) 61.9°
Front filter thread 86 x 1.0 mm
Weather sealing 3 rubber o-rings
Markings laser engraved, UV reactive
Canon EF – mount
Dimensions (L x D)
107 x 94 mm
Nikon F mount 105 x 94 mm
Pentax K mount 106 x 94 mm
Canon EF – mount
Nikon F mount
Pentax K mount
Included accessories Lens hood
Front lens cap 1
Rear lens cap 1

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