Price of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 full frame lens leaked

A quick update on my post about the new Irix 15mm f/2.4 full frame lens for Nikon F mount - I received the EU pricing of the two different versions:

  • Firefly version: €549 (around $600)
  • Blackstone version: €699 (around $780)

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  • Kiboko

    Hmm. This is not Zeiss prices. 🙂
    699 Euro (BTW included. I guess that is VAT included?)
    That means it will be a quite good price.

    • TinusVerdino

      It’s Samyang prices

    • VAT included as far as I can tell from the screenshot

      • Rick

        Yes, ‘BTW’ = VAT, 21% in both The Netherlands and Belgium. The language used is Dutch, so can’t tell which country.

    • Sebastian

      300 to samyang
      100 to the government
      200 to some Swiss design
      100 to some Swiss contracted marketing agency
      Seems reasonable.

  • MarineCorpsX

    Is it possible to create quality wide angle FF lens for 549 EUR (VAT insluded)? VAT in Netherland is 21%, so price is 454 EUR + VAT! VAT is deductible for companies. Are you sure about this information?

    • Justtakethepicture

      Samyang have no problem doing it.

  • Fly Moon

    not bad at all

  • Patrick O’Connor

    Perhaps that’s the price of a good looking lens that’s only mediocre optically!?

    • MarineCorpsX

      Possible, lens is produced in South Korea, maybe some Samyang edition?

      • Patrick O’Connor

        My comment was based on some of the reactions to the earlier post on these lenses. Not a few readers were enamored with their appearance and assumed quality optics would follow. Personally, while appearance isn’t a high priority for me, I don’t care for that big white “15”.

        • MarineCorpsX

          …someone ‘reactions’ aren’t very relevant, because nobody tried this lens yet. But this is lens ‘from’ Switzerland and price is not logical.

          • Patrick O’Connor

            My original comment was a bit snarky. Of course you’re right but then, the fact it’s from Switzerland isn’t really relevant either. The same company that makes Porsches makes Volkswagens.
            Just curious…what’s the significance of your posting name?

            • MarineCorpsX

              …name? None. VW are not cheap comparable to other cars in class. Also Porsche is not same company as VW. VW just bought Porsche few years ago, but they use only same diesel engines. Switzerland company can’t earn any money with that price. Wide angle lens will not sell in high amount, so it’s not logical price. But, let’s wait and see…

    • Sebastian

      Samyang lenses tend to be pretty good.

      • MarineCorpsX

        …not really, maybe good for money, but not good. 14mm Samyang is disaster, huge barrel distortion.

        • Patrick O’Connor

          After applying lens correction, the resulting images are pretty good. I have one.

      • Patrick O’Connor

        This could be good as well. My assumption, which could easily be wrong, is this Swiss company that nobody has heard of is getting a percent for use of their address and most if not all of the design, as well as manufacture, are Korean. That cut off the top along with whatever it costs to make a good looking lens doesn’t leave much for optics. But, to be honest, I have no idea how lenses are designed and produced other than it involves a copious amount of pixie dust. 🙂

        • Sebastian

          samyang saves a lot of development cost by not having AF or VR. It also has to be said that not all of their lenses are good, and that the good ones are somewhat unbalanced. The UWAs are extreme designs, so some of this is to be expected. Consider the 12/2 apsc lens: even the slower zeiss 12/2.8 has some issues, so by that measure the 12/2 is pretty good. (It has a lot of CA that needs to be removed in post). Samyang’s designs have become more complex over time, too.
          I think what you get from the major brands, and this now includes sigma, is reliably good, balanced lenses with fast AF.
          So if this is a samyang, and I bet it is, chances are it’s good. If coma is low, this could be an excellent nightscape tool.

          • Patrick O’Connor

            I don’t know. I have the Rokinon (Samyang) 14mm 2.8. I can’t imagine why they would make something so similar unless they’re banking on the Swiss name helping out with sales and the 1mm difference distinguishing it from the 14mm.

            While I have no interest in these particular lenses, I might have to check out the 11mm f/4 when it comes out this summer.

  • 120_300 OS for nikon

    Yes BTW is Belasting Toegevoegde Waarde VAT is 21% in Nederland Netherlands seen also price about 50 € less but let’s wait until real life field-tests and reviews could even be under company of Zeiss looks like it but keep as secret who knows not you not me and they are on an official show right now they do have to start some where give the people a change to build an other brand .

    • MarineCorpsX

      …good optical and high resolution glass are not cheap, even if produced in South Korea. Also I can’t find any shop in Netherland that already sell this lens. I want to say that is not possible to make good wide angle lens for that price.

      • JAY

        It is possible to make a good optic lens for Samyang at this price. 14mm F2.8, 12mm f2.8 fisheye are the best proof. I just don’t get it if this lens is made by Samyang, why they have to produce a new brand without raising the price for somewhat high-end stuff?

        • MarineCorpsX

          …not really, maybe good for money, but not good. 14mm Samyang is disaster, huge barrel distortion.
          It’s not Samyang lens, Samyang is the biggest OEM producer for optics (not only in photo), make your design and they will produce.

          • Sebastian

            The distortion is indeed very high, but that’s not such a problem for landscape. It’s also a well-qualified characteristic, so you know what you’ll get before you buy. But I can see that for indoors or architecture it’s a real issue.

  • Horshack

    Seems like a tough sell vs the excellent Tamron 15-30mm, which sells for just a little more on eBay.

    • fanboy fagz

      A little more? Sells for twice as much. Have you seen it for less than 1200 from a GOOD reputable dealer? Still kick ass price and looks really noce specs and features wise.

      • Horshack

        $850 on eBay. Reputable dealers and warranties are nice but not worth a 30% premium. Plus Irix is a new, unproven entity so buying a grey-market Tamron is comparable to buying an “official” Irix.

        • fanboy fagz

          are you talking about grey market? I buy grey all the time and add a mack diamond warranty on top of it. but from a reputable dealer. have a link?

          • Horshack

            Yep, grey market. There are multiple listings at this price. Here’s one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/381306842424

            • fanboy fagz

              AH! Tri state. theyre great. wow bravo. thanks!

  • sausage_grinder

    Price is far better than expected. I’ll still wait for the reviews to see if it’s worth it. Also, would like to compare this against the upcoming Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8.

    • JAY

      Yeah I’m also waiting for Laowa 12mm. It seems 12mm with F2.8 is more attractive than Irix 11mm with F4.

      • preston

        But the Irix is 15mm and f/2.4.

        • sausage_grinder

          Irix is also apparently working on an 11mm f/4 in addition to their 15mm f/2.4, which I was not aware of when I made my post, but I believe that’s what JAY is referring to.

  • Seeker

    someone here tried to contact that company?
    seems they don´t have an office.

    not even a proper impressum on their website.

    if i had such an impressum on my website i would get mail from a lawyer.

    this smells very fishy….

    • Yes I did contact them via email.

    • Bishal Gautam

      Yes I did and they promptly replied back. I just contacted them for availability date and price in US.

  • That sure sounds and looks good! The different models are probably metal vs non-metal or coating vs non-coating?

    • MarineCorpsX

      …nope! 🙂

    • preston

      Yes, metal vs non-metal. They’ve said the optical performance is the same.

  • Flodder

    all images of the lens are 3d renderings.
    i think they don´t even have mockups.

  • Spy Black

    If the Firefly means plastic and lighter weight, it may be attractive for more than just it’s price.

    • preston

      It’s 581 grams (vs 653 for the metal version) so still pretty heavy. For comparison the nikon 20/1.8 is only 357 g.

      • Sebastian

        But this is 15/2.4.

        • preston

          Yes, I know that. I’m just pointing out this is still pretty heavy. For what it’s worth, this 581 g is also heavier than the samyang 14/2.8

          • xcm

            NIKON 20 IS WRONG EXAMPLE. Vogtlander 15mm is just 294g(E mount version)

            • preston

              Actually, your example sucks because 1) it’s designed for mirrorless so not comparable to lenses for slr, and 2) it is not popular or common AT ALL, which is the sole reason I picked the nikon 20/1.8. Not because it has the same parameters but because lots of people are likely to have an idea of what that lens feels like and can therefore relate to the weight.

            • xcm

              Not my example sucks,. 1: not for mirrorless, it designes for rangefinders which can be use with mirrorless sony E mount and also can be use for nikon F mount. 2: who the hell mentioned it is common lens. 20mm also not common…. Have nice day

            • preston

              Hey, you’re obviously an idiot so this is the last time I’m going to respond to you on this thread. Rangefinders are a type of mirrorless camera – THEY HAVE NO FLIPPING MIRRORS. Due to this wide angle lenses for rangefinders can have rear elements that come very close to the film/sensor plane. This is why wide angle lenses designed for rangefinders can be much smaller and lighter than ones designed for slrs. And also they CAN NOT be adapted to fit on Nikon cameras! They can only be adapted to mirrorless camera with a shorter flange distance such as E mount. And no, the Nikon 20mm is not the most popular Nikon lens, but it is WAY more popular than your example. On B&H, 94 reviews vs 14 reviews. On Amazon 67 reviews vs 4 reviews.

            • xcm

              Huha 🙂 I am happy that not hear from you any more. You talking about which one is more common. Idiot, who thu fuck interested in which one…?? I tought before that my A7s has mirror and leica cam also have.

  • jmey

    I hope corner and coma are well controlled wide open, if so this will replace my sammy 14 2.8 as my astro lens

    • MarineCorpsX

      …where do you use 15mm wide open?

      • Tom

        Read the rest of the sentence…

        • jmey

          Thanks Tom for pointing that out to him 🙂

  • Harold1966

    Looks like they’ve gone up in price
    https://shop.disnet.nl/1202-Irix/

  • DT

    In Europe VAT is always included…

  • MB

    I wonder if all those neutrinos in coating added to the price …

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