Irix unveils a 21mm f/1.4 for Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts

Irix has announced a new 21mm f/1.4 lens for cannon, Nikonand Pentax DSLR. The target is based on the 21mm T1.5 cinema lens the company announced in February.

The company says the 21mm f/1.4 is the latest lens it has made that is derived from its line of Cine optics. It previously released a 45mm f/1.4 lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras as well as a 30mm f/1.4 lens for the same trio of DSLRs the new 21mm f/1.4 was designed for: Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K.

Irix 21mm f1.4

This new manual focus lens is made up of 15 elements in 11 groups and includes four ultra-low dispersion elements, four high reflectance elements and two aspherical elements. The company says the optical structure serves two major purposes. The first is that the distortion is very well minimized since it is not visible. Irix says the lens is therefore ideal for photographing subjects where distortions can ruin an image, such as with architecture. The second is coma, which Irix says the lens keeps minimized, allowing it to be used for astrophotography.

Irix 21mm f1.4

The 21mm f/1.4 has an 11-blade diaphragm which Irix says provides unique bokeh despite the wide focal length. Additionally, the company says the lens has been designed to work with the latest generation full-frame high-resolution sensors.

Dragonfly Building

Irix says the new 21mm f/1.4 lens uses Dragonfly construction, a standard it had previously used in previous Irix models. This designation means that it uses a reinforced internal structure based on metal parts, a scratch-resistant lens finish, a non-slip sharpening ring, an etched marking filled with UV-reactive ink, water resistance and dustproof and a hard carrying case included. The lens also features Irix’s Focus Lock feature which allows the photographer to lock the focus ring in a specific position.

The lens includes a digital connection to the camera as PASM modes are supported and EXIF ​​data can be recorded. Although the lens is only available in DSLR mounts, Irix notes that it can be used with mirrorless cameras when combined with the appropriate adapter.

Here is a series of photos taken with the lens:

Irix 21mm f/1.4 sample

Irix 21mm f/1.4 sample

Irix 21mm f/1.4 sample

Price and availability

the Irix 21mm f/1.4 the lens is immediately available from Irix directly for 675 euros, or around $745.