Irix 30mm T1.5 Cine Announced

Irix 30mm T1.5 Cine: B&H Photo / Amazon

Irix introduces the all new full-frame 30mm T1.5 cine lens
Irix, the manufacturer of high-class optics for photo and film industry, expands its Cine line by introducing the new 30mm T1.5 lens. This new model is joining the line of full-frame cinematographic lens designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras. The Irix 30mm T1.5 is based on a completely new optical design which includes 3 Extra-low Dispersion glass elements,  2 High Reflective elements and one Aspherical lens. Total 13 elements in 11 groups deliver crisp details, vibrant colors and an ultra-low – 0,95% distortion. An image circle of 43,3mm (diagonally), is completely covering every sensor size from Full Frame 35 down to 1/3” sensors. The circular, 11-blade iris construction, provides a pleasant background blur and a smooth adjustment in range from T1.5 to T16. With practically no focus breathing (below 1,5 degree in full range from 0,3m to infinity) , the Irix Cine 30mm T1.5 is the perfect lens for filming scenes with a natural character.

New 30mm fits right in between wide end with 11/15mm lenses and the narrow 45mm and 150mm of current Irix linup. Thanks to this, it becomes a very universal lens, that can be used for multiple types of production: Documentary/report – it involves mainly interviews and broll. Both can be easily shot with just 30mm lens. Commercials – mainly shots of product or location, depending on company it’s produced for, again using just one lens, a very satisfying production can be made. Music videos – they either involve staged scenes or the band/singer. This can be also produced using just one lens. This focal length can easily be used as an entry prime lens for any filmmaker, for someone who already owns other lenses, this will be a go to lens, when trying to stay lightweight.

Irix Cinematic Design
The 30mm T1.5 is another lens in the Irix Cine line which stands for a perfect combination of advanced technology and modern design. Planned in accordance with the standards of the professional film industry, combines traditional lens solutions and modern innovation. Irix Cine 30mm lens has a front filter thread size of 86mm and geared Mod 0.8 M rings, which ensure compatibility with most accessories available on the market. Irix is a young brand, but thanks to the fifth lens in its lineup, it’s closing the set covering most of the common focal lengths. All of our lenses are carefully tested, to meet the highest standards. And we don’t play around with them – we make sure, that all of our lenses are compatible! The focus and aperture rings of all the lenses are aligned at the same distance and have the same rotation angle. With the exception of the Irix 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1, where a longer 270 degrees focus throw is necessary, the rest of the Irix Cine range lenses have ring rotations of 180 degrees for the focus ring and 75 degrees for the aperture ring.

Magnetic Mount System
All the Irix Cine lenses are equipped with Magnetic Mount System – which allows you to connect accessories such as magnetic filters from the Irix Edge line up or a lens hood (not included in the kit). This unique and pioneering solution ensures quick and safe mounting of the accessory to the front of the lens without the need for additional elements. This feature allows you to swap and combine the filters or accessories quickly and easily during recording and save your valuable time.

Rain or shine? READY for ANY weather conditions
With Irix lenses You can take your next adventure in a desert or jungle if your camera can handle those environments. We guarantees that you can keep on working with whatever weather throws at you.  The lenses are resistant to rain, sand, and dust. Engraved markings on the lens have been filled with UV-reactive paint, thanks to which filming in difficult lighting conditions becomes much easier. 

Compact but durable
Cine lenses designed by Irix are one of the most compact and lightest film lenses covering the full frame format. The housing of the new 30mm T1.5 is made of a lightweight  but resistant aluminum-magnesium alloy. It’s the same construction that we’ve used in our Blackstone line of stills lenses and our cine line. Thanks to the low weight (every Irix Cine lens weighs about 1.1 kilograms / 2,4lbs), they can be used on smaller cameras on handheld rigs or stabilizers as well as with the professional equipment. All the Irix Cine lenses are equipped with a lens support foot – to provide bigger stabilization and comfort while working with follow focus systems. Depending on your needs, this support foot can be attached to the lower or upper part of the lens.

New and improved lens cover
We have listened to requests from our customers and decided to redesign our lens cover. The previous cap didn’t allow for leaving the lens standing on it. The new and improved one has a flat top and slides on the lens. Thanks to this, you can now leave the lens upside down on a table and not worry about it wobbling!

Key features of the Irix Cine 30mm T1.5 lens: 

  • Ultra HD 8K resolution ready and full-frame sensor coverage 
  • Perfect for crop sensors providing 45mm 
  • Compact and lightweight construction 
  • Very low lens breathing 
  • Weather-sealed construction 
  • The magnetic accessory mounting system 
  • Adapter ring for easy use of follow focus 
  • The possibility of mounting an additional support foot in two places 
  • Front filter thread 86 x 1.0 mm
  • Standardized 95mm front diameter for optional accessories

Available mounts
The Irix Cine 30mm T1.5 lens will be available in the seven most popular industry mounts: Canon EF, Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, Olympus MFT/ Panasonic MFT and Arri PL-mount.

Technical Data:

Image coverage

full frame (43.3 mm)

Focal length


Aperture range (T)

T1.5 ~ T16

Number of iris blades

11 (rounded shape)

Minimal focusing distance

0,34 m

Focus ring

rotation angle


gear pitch

0.8 M

number of teeth


distance scale

metric or imperial

Aperture ring

rotation angle


gear pitch

0.8 M

number of teeth


Viewing angle (horizontal)

Full Frame


S-35mm 1.39x


APS-C 1.53x


APS-C 1.62x


MFT 2.0x


Front filter thread

86 x 1.0 mm

Weather sealing

5 rubber o-rings

(PL 4 rubber o-rings)

Front diameter

95 mm


laser engraved, UV reactive

Dimensions (L x D)

Canon EF – mount

107×97 mm

Sony E mount

133×97 mm

Arri PL mount

99×97 mm

MFT mount

132×97 mm

Canon RF – mount

130×97 mm

L mount

131×97 mm

Nikon Z mount

135×97 mm


Canon EF – mount

1130 g

Sony E mount

1191 g

Arri PL mount

1136 g

MFT mount

1215 g

Canon RF – mount

1187 g

L mount

1223 g

Nikon Z mount

1227 g

Included accessories

Front lens cap

1 pc

Rear lens cap

1 pc

Lens support foot 1/4″

1 pc


via Photorumors

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