Irix finally launches Sony-fit lenses, as 15mm wideangle and 150mm macro get mirrorless E-mount release

Irix 15mm f/1.4 Dragonfly for Sony
(Image credit: Irix)

Irix is a relatively new lens company, but it has produced some great lenses in the last few years - but up until now they have only been available for DSLRs or for cinema cameras. Now, at last, it is joining the mirrorless revolution with Sony-fit versions of two of its best-loved prime lenses. The Irix 15mm f/2.4 Dragonfly wide-angle and Irix 150mm f/1.8 Macro Dragonfly will go on sale this month.

(Image credit: Irix)

The full-frame 15mm f/2.4 Dragonfly is an updated version of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Firefly and the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone which were available for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. This time the lens is only available in the one finish - made of magnesium aluminum alloy combined with a high-quality composite - and its Dragonfly name brings it in line with other lenses in the Irix catalog.

The new version features “Click / Declick” switch which allows for smooth stepless iris adjustments that are particularly useful when shooting video.

(Image credit: Irix)

The 150mm Macro lens offer upto 1:1 magnification and is a revised version of the existing Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly - and again offers the declickable aperture ring. 

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 Dragonfly for Sony will retail for $675/£675, and the Irix 150mm Macro 1:1 f/2.8 Dragonfly will sell for $695/£695. Both lenses are expected to go on sale from June 20.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.