Irix launches cine lens sets – but, why do cinematographers buy $7,500 lens kits?

Irix Cine lens sets
(Image credit: Irix)

It is always good to have a choice of lenses with you at any one time – that way, you always have the range you need to make the most cinematic shot possible. And that's where the line of Irix lens sets for movie creators  comes into play.

Irix is now offering three types of lens sets that offer either 4 or 5 lenses, covering a wide range from 11mm all the way to 150mm, along with custom protective case for easy transportation between shoots and even filters for the lenses, making sure there is a set to suit every budget and cinematography style out there.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.