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09-21-2016, 03:18 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by farhagh Quote
It doesn't compete against anything. It just fills the gap between your 43 and 50mm lenses. They don't want you end up shooting your 45mm-required-photos with the kit lens
I'm just not sure that gap can handle a lens that size

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I'm just not sure that gap can handle a lens that size
Come on; there should still be enough room for a 47.5mm,f/1.675
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Nice looking lens!
That's the one with neutrino coating ?
Should be quite light in weight actually ...
(I thought this sort of coating had previously been discussed here)
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Rectilinear or fisheye? "Rectilinear" with a severe barrel distortion? If it's reasonably rectilinear it's really mouthwatering!

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11mm is coming

Hi,

I was with the IRIX guys yesterday at Photokina.

The15mm is reality already, had it on my K-1. It is huge, built like a tank. And if put sharp correctly it is sharp. As per F5.6 this seems to be a little issue only.

The 11mm was presented as pre-production model. Size-wise it is like the 15mm. but the front-lens is a real pop-eye. We tested it on a Nikon750 and it was really impressive. You've got an awesome lot of stuff on your sensor with it.

Maybe it may appear by end of the year and the goal is to maybe get a price tag somewhat near to EUR 1000. This is not confirmed, but that's where they are heading.

Keep in mind, each lens is at ca. 750g, not quite a lightweight

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Hi,

I was with the IRIX guys yesterday at Photokina.

The15mm is reality already, had it on my K-1. It is huge, built like a tank. And if put sharp correctly it is sharp. As per F5.6 this seems to be a little issue only.

The 11mm was presented as pre-production model. Size-wise it is like the 15mm. but the front-lens is a real pop-eye. We tested it on a Nikon750 and it was really impressive. You've got an awesome lot of stuff on your sensor with it.

Maybe it may appear by end of the year and the goal is to maybe get a price tag somewhat near to EUR 1000. This is not confirmed, but that's where they are heading.

Keep in mind, each lens is at ca. 750g, not quite a lightweight

Best
Georg
@geko5766
I am very interested in those two lenses so I have a question for you: Focus is manual but aperture is probably automatic (like Pentax-A lenses) so it can be used (other than wide open) at Av or TAv mode?
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QuoteOriginally posted by geko5766 Quote
Hi,

I was with the IRIX guys yesterday at Photokina.

The15mm is reality already, had it on my K-1. It is huge, built like a tank. And if put sharp correctly it is sharp. As per F5.6 this seems to be a little issue only.

The 11mm was presented as pre-production model. Size-wise it is like the 15mm. but the front-lens is a real pop-eye. We tested it on a Nikon750 and it was really impressive. You've got an awesome lot of stuff on your sensor with it.

Maybe it may appear by end of the year and the goal is to maybe get a price tag somewhat near to EUR 1000. This is not confirmed, but that's where they are heading.

Keep in mind, each lens is at ca. 750g, not quite a lightweight

Best
Georg
That is why I will buy the Firefly version. It is lighter, cheaper and I think I'll prefer the focussing grip.
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I was at Photokina yesterday as well and had an interesting chat with the guys at Irix. I tried the 15/2.4, and was indeed very impressed with it.

Lots of nice touches:
- the focus ring can be locked, e.g. for when you're doing landscape work and want to keep your lens at hyperfocal distance for max DOF without having to refocus all the time.
- next to a DOF scale, the lens shows hyperfocal distance indicators for a number of apertures and a IR focus point.
- the K-mount version appears to be chipped. It registered its 15mm focal length automatically on my K-3II. AFAIK that makes this the first manual focus lens ever not to require manual input of its focal length. No more information than that in the chip the Irix guys told me, but still a nice time saving touch.

Will I buy it? Well, probably no. Though I like very much what this lens can do on APS-C, my Samyang 16/2 has similar FoV and IQ (in the APS-C frame), larger max aperture, and much more practical size. Should I ever move to FF with the K-1 or any of its successors, I think 15mm would be too wide and I would prefer the FoV Samyang 20/1.8, which unfortunately they didn't have a K-mount sample of at the Samyang booth. But for people looking for 15mm FoV on FF, this lens must be one of the best.

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10-22-2016, 01:38 PM   #24
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Irix 11mm f4 image on Flickr

A sample image of the 11mm f4 Blackstone has been posted to Flickr.

The image was captured with the Sony A7R Mk 2 and a full size version is in the share list for some pixel peeping. Click on the photo below to go to the Flickr page:

If you do download the original size to zoom into the image check out the orange light in the foreground on the water. Some seriously kewl light swirls are captured in the detail.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tas Quote
A sample image of the 11mm f4 Blackstone has been posted to Flickr.

The image was captured with the Sony A7R Mk 2 and a full size version is in the share list for some pixel peeping. Click on the photo below to go to the Flickr page:

If you do download the original size to zoom into the image check out the orange light in the foreground on the water. Some seriously kewl light swirls are captured in the detail.

Tas


According to the Flickr page (picture title and Exif data), the picture above was shoot with an Irix 15mm f/2.4 Firefly
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<img src="https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/images/smilies/confused.png" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" smilieid="10" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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According to the Flickr page (picture title and Exif data), the picture above was shoot with an Irix <b>15mm f/2.4 Firefly</b>
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That's interesting as the title when I first saw the image this morning was definitely 11mm f4 Blackstone. <img src="https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/images/smilies/hmm.png" border="0" alt="" title="Suspicious" smilieid="14" class="inlineimg" />
On checking Flickr again there are several new images posted from the 15mm, but the last is identified as a pre production 11mm.

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Indeed this one is identified as corresponding to the 11mm f/4 Blackstone;

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Indeed this one is identified as corresponding to the 11mm f/4 Blackstone;

looks pretty good to me! looking forward to more samples without the noise correction...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
- the K-mount version appears to be chipped. It registered its 15mm focal length automatically on my K-3II. AFAIK that makes this the first manual focus lens ever not to require manual input of its focal length. No more information than that in the chip the Irix guys told me, but still a nice time saving touch.
The discontinued Zeiss ZK and Voigtlander lenses for Pentax mount are also manual focus and chipped.
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Any serious chance we'll see more than these (mostly Chinese) manual focus lenses for K mount? Looking at you, Sigma and Tamron... right at you.





(and, yes, I know this is swiss particularly. But the majority are not)
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