The IRIX lens made from “Swiss precision and Korean innovation” is a 15mm f/2.4 lens

The IRIX Lens Made From “Swiss Precision And Korean Innovation” Is A 15mm F/2.4 Lens

UPDATE: the Irix 15mm f/2.4 has been announced.

From an anonymous source we got an image of the lens which recently was teased by a so far (at least to me) unknown lens manufacturer named Irix lens.

The teaser I posted a few days ago was about a lens based on “patented solutions with the finest optical performance  – Swiss precision and Korean innovation“. Well, one of our readers had the chance to shot an image at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK (thank you so much).

It’s an Irix 15mm F2.4 lens. I have no idea if it is for full-frame or not (I guess it is). And what the hence is “neutrino coating“? Well, the lens looks pretty exciting. As far as I have been told there should be Canon mount version.

The announcement is scheduled for tomorrow, March 19. You can see the teaser below. Stay tuned for more (in a few hours)…

Irix lens

Canon EOS 80D starts shipping on March 25 (according to Amazon US)


It appears the Canon EOS 80D may start shipping next week, on March 25th. That’s what Amazon US’ product page says.

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it. World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay Australia | Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay Austria | Canon DE
Belgium: Amazon | Amazon France | DigitalRev | eBay Belgium
Canada: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry
China: Alibaba | Amazon China | Digitalrev | eBay
Denmark: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
Finland: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
France: Amazon FR | DigitalRev | eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | eBay DE | Wex Photographie | Calumet DE | Canon Deutschland
Hong Kong: Alibaba | Amazon China | Adorama | Digitalrev | B&H Photo | eBay | Amazon US
India: Alibaba | Amazon | eBay | DigitalRev | Canon USA | Adorama | B&H Photo
Ireland: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | DigitalRev | eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT | DigitalRev | eBay IT
Japan: Amazon Japan | Rakuten | DigitalRev | eBay | Amazon US | Alibaba
Netherlands: Amazon | DigitalRev |
Norway: DigitalRev | eBay
Poland: DigitalRev | | eBay
Singapore: Alibaba | Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | Digitalrev | eBay
Spain: Amazon ES | DigitalRev | |
Suisse: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | | Canon DE
Sweden: DigitalRev | eBay
Thailand: Alibaba | Amazon | DigitalRev | B&H Photo | Adorama | eBay
United Kingdom: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | Warehouseexpress | DigitalRev | | Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon patent for 28mm F1.4L and 35mm F1.4L lens with resin elements

canon patent

Canon patent referring to a 28mm F1.4L and to a 35mm F1.4L lens. The interesting point: the patent mentions “resin lenses”. Wait, what? A plastic lens on a Canon L lens?

It’s not “plastic”, obviously. It’s resin, and, according to the patent, such a lens element should have less dispersion and less aberrations.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-31414
    • Published 2016.3.7
    • Filing date 2014.7.28

I wonder if and when such a lens may go to production.

[via Egami]