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    Irix 15mm

    If this lens offers good image quality and has a price that I'll be able to pay, I'll be pretty happy that I have not come around to buying an ultra WA lens yet. This looks very promising.

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    Re: Irix 15mm

    Saw this yesterday and had the same feeling - if price is ok (say somehow lower than the Zeiss) - I would buy it as well!

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    Re: Irix 15mm

    The prices seem to be EUR 549 for the Firefly version and EUR 699 for the Blackstone. I'm trying to get one (Blackstone in F-mount) as soon as possible. Initial reports say that build quality is outstanding, which is important to me, and photo samples look great so far. No reason to wait for reviews then

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    Re: Irix 15mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The prices seem to be EUR 549 for the Firefly version and EUR 699 for the Blackstone. I'm trying to get one (Blackstone in F-mount) as soon as possible. Initial reports say that build quality is outstanding, which is important to me, and photo samples look great so far. No reason to wait for reviews then
    I do agree! Prices are looking really cool.

    Not sure which one to get now I tend more towards the Blackstone ....

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    Re: Irix 15mm

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    I do agree! Prices are looking really cool.

    Not sure which one to get now I tend more towards the Blackstone ....
    The weight difference isn't more than some 80 grams, but build quality is important to me. I don't abuse my gear, but I do use it. My pusher is attempting to become representative for Thailand, so I do what I can to get this quickly.

    Until now, I have been eyeing the Zeiss, not only because of the image quality, but again the build quality, which is also why I've stayed away from the Samyang. This one seems to represent a great compromise.

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    Re: Irix 15mm

    They've posted a number of photos on their flickr page:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/irixle...h/27978948126/

    Those marked with Firefly seem to be taken with the D810, the rest with a 5D II.
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    Hi Jorgen,
    I can see you will regret selling your D810.
    This lens indeed Looks interesting
    Greetings from Vardö in Varanger peninsula.
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    Re: Irix 15mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    Hi Jorgen,
    I can see you will regret selling your D810.
    This lens indeed Looks interesting
    Greetings from Vardö in Varanger peninsula.
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    He he... no, I will not regret. There's always the possibility to buy another one at a lower price when the D820 has been launched, or simply buying a D820... if I have any money to buy it for. I've just put the sale of the 24-120mm on hold. My second mirrorless attempt isn't going spectacularly well, and it's increasingly clear to me why Nikon isn't venturing into that area.

    I envy your stay in Vardř. That's much further north than I have ever been in Norway.
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    Re: Irix 15mm

    My Irix Firefly, ordered from Amazon UK, has arrived. First impression is that it is very well made and light enough to carry 'on spec' when on vacation, for those interior shots where the Nikkor 24-120 isn't wide enough.

    So far I've only taken 2 or 3 shots in my living room using F8 and hyperfocal focussing. The files from a D5 seem sharp enough when processed in Lightroom, and distortion is well controlled – especially when the profile for the Nikon-mount Zeiss 15mm is applied.
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    Re: Irix 15mm

    A couple of shots taken around Boston Lodge Works today with the IRIX 15mm, using F16 and the hyperfocal markings on the lens. Developed in Lightroom using the Zeiss Distagon 15mm ZF.2 profile and tweaked in Photoshop. Surprisingly, for a lens of this type, it seems to slightly overexpose, even when there is plenty of sky in the shot. Handles very nicely – much easier to use than the Samyang 14mm. I think this is a keeper.


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    Re: Irix 15mm

    Here you go. What I consider to be the first reliable review. Posted with yesterday's date.

    Tested on a Canon body but I won't expect a ton different on a Nikon body.

    Enjoy.

    http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?tes...wu&test_ob=486

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