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09-02-2016, 04:02 PM - 1 Like   #241
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An update

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Thought you'd appreciate this bit of news.

http://photorumors.com/2016/09/02/irix-11mm-f4-full-frame-lens-for-dslr-came...oRumors.com%29

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09-02-2016, 10:40 PM   #242
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[Merged from separate thread] Irix 15mm f2.4

Some new information on the Irix 15mm f2.4. Image look okay to me.

Vidvinkel Irix 15/2,4 Blackstone f

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09-02-2016, 11:21 PM   #243
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Available in Germany and France too: EUR650 for the Blackstone, EUR450 for the firefly. I find the EUR200 difference a little surprising, given they are the same lens inside.
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That is lower than recommended retail price. I have been keen on a UWA lens for some time now. I don't know who the distributor is here in Australia but if the positive reviews keep coming I may buy one for my K1 later this year. I think they have a strategy to take sales from both Samyang and Zeiss . This reviewer indicates performance similar to Zeiss. Time will tell.... If you hear of any good deals please keep me informed?

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Yes, it may well be the best option of the current manual UWA lenses for Pentax FF. I will be watching it closely.

Of course, Pentax does have a "Large Aperture UWA Single Focus Lens" on the roadmap for 2017 (presumably AF). I may hang out for that ... whatever it turns out to be. Though honestly, I'm not sure I really need "wide aperture" in UWA. I never felt restricted by the f/4 of the DA15 on APS-C. Indeed, I hugely appreciate its compactness.
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I really liked those pictures. No distortion to speak of. Lovely bokeh too If I compare my SY14 to this. I look what prize it catches and sell my 14...
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QuoteOriginally posted by BROO Quote
Some new information on the Irix 15mm f2.4. Image look okay to me.

Vidvinkel Irix 15/2,4 Blackstone f
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09-05-2016, 03:45 PM   #248
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I just asked them about the K-mount availability for this lens and I got this answer (today):
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The Pentax K-mount version will be ready for sell by the end of this month.

Yours sincerely,
Tim Graff
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I saw this lens at the photography show, it looks very solidly made, is weather sealed and the focus ring is smooth like a baby's b... I think it will be on my shopping list to replace my Samyang 14mm...

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they have had recommended retail prices up on their web site for some time already.
Irix. Prepare for more

695 EUR for Irix Blackstone
475 EUR for Irix Firefly

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cyril_K5 Quote
I saw this lens at the photography show, it looks very solidly made, is weather sealed and the focus ring is smooth like a baby's b... I think it will be on my shopping list to replace my Samyang 14mm...
did you get to test it? me too very interesting in this lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pakinjapan Quote
they have had recommended retail prices up on their web site for some time already.
Irix. Prepare for more

695 EUR for Irix Blackstone
475 EUR for Irix Firefly

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did you get to test it? me too very interesting in this lens.
I saw it mounted on a Canon body but just looked through the viewfinder. If you Google it, you will see that a few tests have been done with Canon and Nikon bodies
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Then I think I will skip the 14mm Samyang (and wait for the 20mm )
This IRIX Copy seems to be a REALLY good lens and for that money... boy!!!
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Irix 15mm is now shipping

There'a also a correction on an article regarding the 11 f4 in this link too: Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens now shipping, still no word on the 11mm f/4 lens | Photo Rumors
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tas Quote
There'a also a correction on an article regarding the 11 f4 in this link too: Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens now shipping, still no word on the 11mm f/4 lens | Photo Rumors
An excerpt:
QuoteOriginally posted by TH Swiss AG:
The Irix 15mm f/2.4, both the Blackstone and the Firefly versions, is ready for sale”, announces TH Swiss Company. Starting from today, first deliveries of products have been shipped to distributors and retailers. Soon the customers will be able to enjoy the quality of Irix.

(...)

Both versions are available for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras. By the end of September there will be also a Pentax K mount available.
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Intriguing... At least they're catering for Pentax. Let's see the image quality...
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I love the design of the lens, especially in the metal version. Hope these guys are successful and continue making cool glass.
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