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Irix 45mm f1.4 GFX Lens for Medium-Format Announced

Irix unveils new medium format lens for Fujifilm GFX100

Irix 45mm GFX
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Irix has announced a 45mm f/1.4 GFX lens that you can natively use on medium format cameras like the Fuji GFX100 and GFX50R/S. The new lens is currently priced at 845 Euro.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 GFX is pitched as a pro lens designed for Fujifilm GFX cameras. Furthermore, it offers 102 megapixel resolving power, ultra low-distortion paired

with a durable construction and smooth focus ring for manual focusing. Porting over the quality of their full-frame lenses, it does appear that this will be one hell of a lens. 

Irix goes medium format with new 45mm f1.4 GFX for Fujifilm

No stranger to creating unique and high-quality, but also affordable lenses, Irix have also dipped their toes into the Cine Lens game.

Although, currently their cine lens range is quite limited with just four prime lenses stretched at both ends of the focal length spectrum, the company has given indication they are working on filling those holes between the 15mm Cine, the Irix 45mm Cine and the 150mm T3.0 Macro (which is a fantastic lens). 

Irix Cine Lenses now in Canon RF Mount

And, it looks like now we know what they have been so busy with – the new 45mm f1.4 medium format lens, many not be geared towards cine/video use, but it does show that Irix as a lens maker, means business. 

Irix 45mm f1.4 GFX Quick Features:

  • Fast f/1.4 aperture / Medium Format
  • Reinforced internal structure
  • Manual Focus 
  • Ultra-low distortion
  • Weather-sealed
  • Smooth aperture ring
  • Focus Lock
  • Solid Construction
  • Beautiful bokeh
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Technical Specifications:

  • Image size/Coverage: Medium Format/Fuji GFX100 Sensor
  • Focal Length/max aperture: 45mm/f1.4
  • Mount: Fujifilm G
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Field of view: 62.64 degrees diagonally
  • Focusing Mechanism: Manual Only
  • Focus Ring Throw: 140 degrees
  • Minimal Focusing Distance: 0.4m
  • Aperture Range: f1.4 – f22
  • Aperture Ring: Yes
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 rounded blades
  • Lens construction: 11 elements arranged in 9 groups (1 ASP element)
  • Dimensions: 87 x 144mm
  • Weight: 1120 g
  • Lens hood: ILH-45
  • Weather-sealing: In 5 key areas
Irix 45mm GFX100 fujifilm
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Irix 45mm f1.4 Medium Format – Focus Lock 

The focus lock mechanism on the focus ring is one of the key features of the latest Irix 45mm. Needless to say, this feature is particularly useful when you want to maintain a specific distance to the subject, or when you need to nail infinity focus for landscape photography. 

Furthermore, the focus ring on the new 45mm GFX lens is very similar to those used on the Irix DSLR/stills lenses. Irix engineers have developed a durable, yet high-quality and ergonomic ring material characterized by its high mechanical strength and resistance to adverse conditions. 

In addition, special texturing allows for reliable and precise focusing, and dedicated embossed dimples allow you to feel the ring’s position even without looking. 

Pricing and Availability

The new Irix 45mm f1.4 GFX lens is priced at 845 Euro (just over $1,000 USD) and you can pre-order it direct here. No word yet on availability.

This lens will also be available to pre-order soon from authorized dealers worldwide, such as B&H Photo/Video soon. You can browse the rest of the Irix lens line-up and find the right lens for you at B&H here.

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