Irix 21mm T1.5 Cine lens


IRIX’s 6th lens in their cinema line, the 21mm T1.5 is a very welcome addition.  21mm’s have a reputation as being expensive (Contax 21mm anyone?), so this may fill a void in the market for a fast, affordable 21mm cine lens.

Key specifications:

  • Full frame
  • Weather sealed
  • Very low focus breathing
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Compatible with other Irix lenses
  • Almost no distortion
  • 7 mounts, including mirrorless
  • 15 elements in 11 groups
  • 11-blade iris construction
  • US$1,195 ($1,295 for the PL mount)

A Review of the IRIX 45mm T1.5

The IRIX cinema linses remind us somewhat of the Sigma lineup with their clean and modern look.  If you prefer character  or the vintage look over neutrality, you IRIX lenses may not be for you.

IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens

We really want IRIX to fill out their cine lens lineup so that a complete set is possible.  Thus we were happy to see the 30mm released and we look forward to their further offerings.