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

            No, the guy from http://www.focusingscreen.com/ is not out of business and he cuts down the Canon focusing screens to fit to modern Nikon DSLRs.

            But native focusing screen or not, you’ll need to play with shims to get perfect alignement. They supply transparent foil shims that work, but are very annoying to set up correctly. You can also buy Nikon shims directly from Nikon.

  • 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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