Irix Lens Wins the Best in Class Award
The Irix 11mm wide-angle lens was awarded first place in the Manual Focus Lens category in the 2018 Digital Camera Awards. I have been a big fan of Irix lenses for quite a while now and I love my 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens for Canon as a critically sharp, lightweight, ultra wide-angle lens when traveling to locations where weight concern is an issue. This Irix lens is a winner, but I already knew that.
This 11mm Irix lens is an extremely wide full-frame rectilinear model with a 126° angle of view. 4 high refractive lenses, 2 ED lenses and 3 aspherical lenses guarantee minimal distortion, as low as 3.13%, making it truly unique in the 11mm class.
The Blackstone model has an aluminium-magnesium alloy finish, an all-metal anodized focusing ring with a grooved surface, engraved markings, and a UV light reactive paint. The Firefly version offers the same optical performance and high-quality mechanism as the Blackstone, but is made with a lighter (12 percent) weight material. The lightweight Firefly version is ideal for on-the-go photography without any compromise on optical quality.
Award announcement on Irix USA blog
Get your Irix 11mm lens here on Amazon:
Irix 11mm f/4.0 Blackstone Lens for Canon
Irix 11mm f/4.0 Blackstone Lens for Nikon
Irix 11mm f/4.0 Blackstone Lens for Pentax
Irix 11mm f/4.0 Firefly Lens for Canon
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Great things you have been achieved. Congratz
Thank you for this review and for the links!! I should consider getting this.. I love that it is “lightweight” comparatively ..to your other wide angle lenses! Good to know…