Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens now shipping, new Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 lens announced

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A quick update on two new third party lenses for Nikon F mount:

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  • Kriztoper

    $480 for the 15mm f2.4? that’s a really good price. Cant wait for review

  • Adam Fo

    Made by Samyang ?

    Looking at the lens cutaways of the Samyang primes on youtube, they are of all metal construction internally with plastic casings. The Irix claims to be metal.

  • Rob

    That makes getting a full frame body more interesting, pity Nikon don’t get it.

  • Travis

    Picked one up. We’ll see. Love the design!

    • Would love it if you can post a mini review of it here. I also am planning for it. Your opinion about it will surely help in making a decision.

    • Neopulse

      Definitely write about it. I’m dead curious about it.

  • Captain Insane-O

    I wish Nikon would bring back the hyperfocal scale.

    Just because you have AF doesn’t mean you want to use it.

    • ZoetMB

      I find it almost impossible to manually focus with today’s focus screens and lenses that have a short distance from one focus extreme to the other. It was different back in the days of split image. And I say that as someone who when AF was first announced thought it was an insane and unnecessary feature.

      • vriesk

        You can replace the focusing screen, you know.

        I find the Canon Ef-S screen to be the best, not the split prism.

        • ZoetMB

          I thought that place that sold custom focusing screens for Nikon went out of business. I’m also a bit nervous about getting a replacement in perfect alignment, since they don’t just pop in like in the old Nikon F’s.

          • Captain Insane-O

            I use live view and magnify and get perfect focus manually.

            Would be nice to know that I can have a larger depth of field by focusing in front and stopping down.

            I understand that the need to have focus override makes it difficult to have hard infinity stops and measurements.

  • vriesk

    I’m quite curious how will the 15mm Irix compare to a pretty similar new Zeiss Milvus 15mm.

    • BG

      Particularly the price. 😉

  • ZoetMB

    Note that the Sigma cinema lenses are available only for Sony, Canon and PL mount. That’s not a surprise, but confirms how irrelevant Nikon is in the video market. Big mistake on Nikon’s part, although they’re probably happier that there’s one less set of competitive lenses.

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