Deal of the day: up to $50 off on the Irix 11mm f/4 lenses


B&H is currently running a special on the Irix 11mm f/4 lenses for Nikon F-mount:

Additional coverage of the Irix 11mm f/4 lenses can be found here:

https://nikonrumors.com/2017/03/06/irix-11mm-f4-lens-additional-coverage-sample-photos-reviews.aspx/

Irix released Adobe Lightroom lens profiles for their 11mm f/4 and 15mm f/2.4 wide angle lenses

New Irix 11mm f/4 lens for Nikon F-mount

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  • Alexander Gray

    I guess it’s finally time to pull the trigger. They’re already an amazing deal and this just makes it sooo much more tempting.

  • Amir

    New Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 is the way better.

    • DSS

      I have to admit that the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 looks like a great lens, but you also pay 3 times as much for it compared to the IRIX 11mm f/4 Firefly, and don’t get those extra 3mm.

      Generally speaking you use these ultra wide angle lenses at apertures of f/4 – f/16, so unless you do a lot of hand-held night photography, star trails or milky way shots, the wider aperture isn’t super useful. It’s nice to have AF, but after some practice, manual focus with narrow apertures isn’t that hard to guess even on moving subjects.

      • Bob Thane

        Yeah, the Sigma’s an astro lens, this is a landscape lens.

    • Adam Brown

      Not really. Completely different beast.
      The Sigma Art is much much heavier, much much more expensive, and not nearly as wide.
      Even if they were priced the same, I’d take the Irix because it’s wider and easier to carry.

  • T.I.M

    What’s the differences between the 2 models (beside the price)

    • DSS

      Build quality, although the Firefly is also built really well and weighs less. I bought the Firefly version and love it.

    • “Just like the Irix 15mm, the new lens is oferred in two finish versions. Firefly, as a standard version is made of lightweight composite, provided with an anti-slip rubber coating and clearly printed markings. The premium version, the Blackstone, features a durable aluminum/magnesium alloy body that ensures rugged durability. Blackstone’s engraved fluorescent markings reflect UV light to enable easy operation in low-light conditions. For carrying puropses, the Firefly version will include a lightweight, soft lens pouch, while the Blackstone version will be shipped with a hard lens case. As with the Irix15mm, each lens package will include an extra rear cap, in case you lose one.”
      Read more: https://photorumors.com/2017/03/02/irix-11mm-f4-lens-officially-announced/#ixzz4tnmz6BPN

      • T.I.M

        “each lens package will include an extra rear cap, in case you lose one”
        Amazing, first time I see that kind of “kindness” in the photography world. (I wish Nikon would offer an extra battery for each new camera sold).

        • Adam Brown

          Yes… but that’s my 1 complaint. The rear lens cap is cheap and poorly fitted — it’s apt to fall off and get lost.

          • T.I.M

            The new LF-4 Nikon rear caps are the best, much better fit than any other Nikon rear caps made before.
            If I have an Ai-s lens or other brand lens, I change the rear cap for the new LF-4 right away.

            • TheInfinityPoint

              Agreed, same here lol.

  • I own that lens for a couple of months now and I strongly recommend to take a closer look at it if you are interested in a wide angle lens.
    High build quality. Good sharpness. Almost no flares, or they are very easy to handle! I daresay there ist no better lens in that price range!

    • fanboy fagz

      “I daresay there ist no better lens in that price range”

      I wouldnt be so certain.

      https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1131982-REG/samyang_sy12m_n_12mm_f2_8_full_frame.html

      1mm less and 1 stop more. $160 less. samyang have proven themselves.im not saying one is better then the other, id love to see a side by side. lenses have been knows to be less the marked focal length.

      • Just Me

        I thought the Irix was rectilinear where the Samyang is a fish.

        • fanboy fagz

          yup! my bad!

      • Just Me

        I wish we could delete our own posts. Maybe you can edit it to a space. I’ll try it on my reply…

    • BG

      Flare is a concern to me with all of those new ultrawides (Irix, Laowa) – there seems to be a propensity to produce those red ring flares (all around the image). Does that 11/4 not suffer from that as much as the 15/2.4?

      • colkurtz

        I have the Blackstone 15 and I am very happy with it. I have not noticed any flare, but it may just be the way i shoot.

      • I produced this ring only once. I moved a few inches and the next shot was good. And I got rid of the ring by just cropping very little. And there is a lot of room with 11 mm!

        • BG

          Thanks!

  • MB

    This is the widest rectilinear lens available for Nikon so if you need it get one.
    The only other option, although not as wide, is Sigma 12-24 but it is pretty expensive and I would personally choose Irix anytime..,
    Canon users can opt for insanely expensive 11-24 with AF but the question is it worthwhile for this kind of lens…

  • roy

    I thought the Irix was rectilinear where the Samyang is a fish.

  • Proto

    In other news — D850 is still scalping at average $4.3K in ebay.

    One yahoo bought it at $5K on 9/20

    • Captain Megaton

      In other more news have you seen the prices on used D800 and D810?D800 for about $850 US: (japan site)

      https://www.mapcamera.com/item/3717004052542

      Pentax K-1 still sells for 2x that, and the D750 for 1.4x that, used, at the same store.

  • Gabriel

    Yes… but that’s my 1 complaint. The rear lens cap is cheap and poorly fitted — it’s apt to fall off and get lost.

    • BG

      Another bot copying content from others (Adam Brown above)?

      • just deleted the comment, banned him and reported him

        • MB

          This is actually getting serous … I dont wanna sound paranoid but almost every other post is a copy/bot …
          For example @disqus_vKBvCVt0vQ:disqus post is copy of
          T.I.M • 19 hours ago
          What’s the differences between the 2 models (beside the price)
          And @disqus_dmSiWJuvDA:disqus post is copy of
          Just Me fanboy fagz • 16 hours ago
          I thought the Irix was rectilinear where the Samyang is a fish.

          • There is no easy way for me to spot those copycats. I have banned and reported them but they keep coming back. My only option left is to ban Russia from accessing the blog.

            • BG

              What’s their goal? Is there any money to be made by copying comments? I’m confused.

            • they are building “reputable” profiles with “valid” comments across multiple websites… once the profiles looks legit, they start pushing fake news or spam – whatever the case is…

            • silmasan

              I’ve taken dozens of screenshots now as proof. In some unmoderated sites it can go wild (5+ duplicates in a row).

            • MB

              I am sure you are doing everything you can and I perfectly understand that you alone cannot stop this, but I dont think punishing legitimate users would be a solution …
              The only way to stop this is for Disqus to implement rather trivial filter …
              If the post contains same characters in same order (white space ignored) as some previous post in same thread then block and ban them … thats it …

            • I tried something new today. Let’s see if it will work. If you see another double comment, please mark it.

            • silmasan

              Exactly. Scripted bots should only be fought with scripts. Then we can continue to the next phase: bots with real AI that resembles real people better. 🙂 Well, first things first–it’s Disqus’ responsibility to apply such filter internally.

            • I have not seen any since my last change yesterday – I hope that it will fix the problem.

            • MB

              Looks good so far, great job 🙂

            • silmasan

              Looking good so far!

            • MB

              I am not sure about blocking AI … seems to me I would be blocked too (●))

            • silmasan

              Errr… maybe try the color green, HAL, that’ll make you look much less menacing for a start. 😀

          • if you see a double comment please flag it

  • bradley porter

    What’s the differences between the 2 models (beside the price)

  • Levan Verdzeuli

    What should I do with all that saving, I wonder

    • Aldo

      Chicken dinner?

  • WoodyM

    Has anyone used FoCal or LensAlign? Any opinions for AF fine tune, did anyone get great results.

  • thundrrd

    Hi Peter. Are you still being impacted by the hurricane, or am I just impatient thinking there hasn’t been much going on with Nikon Rumors lately.
    Hope it is just a slow time and you are well.

    • No, we got power and Internet already and we are good. It’s just slow right now – it happens after every annpouncment and I am enjoying it a lot since I just got my D850 a few drays ago 🙂
      I expect only one lens to be announced by the end of the year (they could easily push it for 2018), so there are not a lot of rumors floating around right now. Things will pick up big time in December/January – there are two big shows in early 2018 and we should start getting some reliable bits and pieces on the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera.

      • thundrrd

        Thanks Peter, truly great to hear.

  • Adrian Day

    I misread this as up to 50% off. My initial interest is now somewhat dampened.

  • TurtleCat

    Things are slow again in Nikondom. We need more fireworks!

  • B. Murray

    I’m torn between ultra wide zoom and prime. Tamron 15-30 vs something like this Irix (either 11 or 15). Occasional landscape and Astro and architectural use for me. I’m thinking the D850 would be great for cropping in with an ultra wide prime. Love my D850, but haven’t had access to try ultra wide yet. Just a very enthusiastic enthusiast here. Appreciate the advice. Thanks.

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