Ultra wide angle full frame Irix 11mm f/4 lens will begin shipping this week and is available for preorder now


posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT


Back in February, Irix announced their new 11mm f/4 full-frame lens. It is being reported that this lens will begin shipping this week, after already becoming available from some European retailers. Let's take a look at what this lens offers photographers.

As was the case with the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, the Irix 11mm f/4 lens will be available in two models: Firefly and Blackstone. For an additional $200, the Blackstone variant is constructed using a heavier, more rugged aluminum-magnesium alloy with an all-metal focus ring and engraved UV light reactive markings, meaning that the lens has glow in the dark markings. The Blackstone version also comes with a hard lens case in place of the soft lens pouch that accompanies the Firefly version. However, if you put a premium on weight, the less expensive Firefly version is 12 percent lighter.

Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone for Canon EF

For additional information on the Irix 11mm f/4 lens including MTF charts and distortion information, click here. To preorder the, click the links below.

• Irix 11mm f/4 for Canon EF: Firefly ($575) and Blackstone ($775) •

• Irix 11mm f/4 for Nikon F: Firefly ($575) and Blackstone ($775) •

• Irix 11mm f/4 for Pentax K: Firefly ($575) and Blackstone ($775) •

In addition to launching the Irix 11mm f/4, the Swiss lens company is also launching new 95mm neutral density filters. Photo Rumors is reporting that drop-in ND gel filters will be available soon as well in ND4, ND8 and ND16 options.

(Via Nikon Rumors)