Irix Announces the Fastest 45mm for Fujifilm Medium Format

Digital medium format is a nod to traditional analog photography and a return to the roots that defined the vividness and quality of the image captured in photos.

Today, the Irix brand offers creators, who seek iconic image quality combined with mystical vividness, a tool that will allow them to realize their wildest creative visions – the Irix 45mm f/1.4 G-mount lens. It is an innovative product because as a precursor, it paves the way for standard wide-angle lenses with a low aperture, which are able to cope with medium format sensors. The maximum aperture value of f/1.4 and the sensor size of Fujifilm GFX series cameras ensure not only a shallow depth of field but also smooth transitions between individual focus areas and a high dynamic range.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 GFX is a professional lens designed for FujiFilm GFX cameras. It has high-quality construction, based on the knowledge of Irix Lens engineers gained during the design and production of full-frame lenses. The extensive experience of the R&D team, knowledge in the field of optics, and the precision of lens production allowed us to achieve an impressive image resolution. It is a solid tool for the craftsman expecting reliable solutions, as well as for the creator who wants to realize the boldest artistic visions.

The lens is equipped with an aperture consisting of 9 rounded blades. It provides gentle background blur on stopping down the aperture and circular bokeh. The impressive resolution ensures that all details of the photographed objects are captured, regardless of the subject. The lens has also an aperture ring that works smoothly.

High sharpening precision is ensured by a wide focus ring with high mechanical strength and resistance to unfavorable working conditions. Special texturing makes focusing easier. A dedicated embossing allows you to feel the position of the ring, making focusing even more precise. Above the focus ring, there is a focus lock, used also in full-frame Irix lenses, which allows you to lock the lens at a specific focusing distance.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 GFX comes in a Dragonfly finish that combines the lightness and excellent ergonomics of the Firefly version with the durable magnesium housing used in the Blackstone series lenses. The lens has also seals located in 5 places, which protect the lens during work in difficult weather conditions.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly lens for Fujifilm GFX camera systems is available to pre-order for $795.
More info on Irix’ website.

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