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Irix 150mm f2.8 Macro 'Dragonfly'

a fairly-new lens, but kinda surprised that it isn't represented here (yet)





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Those are some nice shots. I especially like the gears. Thanks for sharing.

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Those are some nice shots. I especially like the gears. Thanks for sharing.
thank you - I'll be adding to this thread in the next day or two....
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Nice!
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Like the gears shot. Have you tried the lens on distant subjects, yet? If so, how's it performing?

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The gears are very nice. But all these shots demonstrate the capabilities of the lens.
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Sigma never made their 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens available IN K mount, turns out that is not such a great loss as it might seem. This Irix 150mm f/2.8 lens seems to be a rather solid performer.
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Sigma never made their 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens available in K mount, turns out that is not such a great loss as it might seem. This Irix 150mm f/2.8 lens seems to be a rather solid performer.
agreed - one caveat concerning the Irix, however, is that it is a manual-focus lens... while not an issue for macro shooting, as a telephoto lens, it can be somewhat limiting...

I have a few days off for the holiday, plus this coming weekend and I intend to stretch the Irix's legs a bit...



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Nice!
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Like the gears shot. Have you tried the lens on distant subjects, yet? If so, how's it performing?
a couple of shots at infinity:





nothing truly notable other than it was bloody cold yesterday and the Irix can be heavy to use in 30mph wind without a tripod...



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The gears are very nice. But all these shots demonstrate the capabilities of the lens.
thank you...
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ok - an idea of this lens' size:

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Hands down the middle one is my favorite....
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Hands down the middle one is my favorite....
definitely the tastiest of the three...


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this is SOOC

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ok - an idea of this lens' size:

I'm will aware of the perspective that a longer macro lens and if the extra working distance, but adding the DA HD 1.4X gets you pretty closer to this.

So besides being a stop faster than the DFA 100, and manual focus, what attracted you to the lens?
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