Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Tele lens review

The Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Tele lens provides cinematic footage at a distance for full-frame cameras

Irix 150mm tele lens being tested
(Image: © Alistair Campbell)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Tele lens is ideal for amateur and professional moviemakers using a full-frame camera who want a longer focal length to work with. Its design is robust and attractive, yet heavy (though not particularly heavy for a cine lens) and its price is reasonable. Image quality is also pleasing, although sharpness isn't the best at T3. Irix isn't yet the most well-known brand in the cine lens market, but it could be if it continues to produce such stellar optics.


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    Solid, weather-sealed design

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    Tactile lens rings

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    Sensible price


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    Manual focus only

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    Lens hood sold separately

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    A bit heavy for handheld use

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Irix is currently producing some of the best cine lenses for amateur and professional cinematographers. They balance capable performance with a competitive price, not to mention – in my opinion – a stunning design, too.

In 2019 Irix hit the cine market with a 150mm T3.0 1:1 Macro lens based on its successful photo lens of the same focal length (the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly). The focal length and 1:1 Macro capability made this lens stand out, and while it has proved popular, many photographers wanted to be able to work at greater distances from their subjects.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.