Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lens for Nikon F-mount review



Here is a quick review of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lens for Nikon F-mount with sample photos by Arkadii Shapoval (blog | 500px | see also his previous NR posts):

Pros:

  • extremely sharp lens
  • excellent correction of lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberration
  • no visible distortion
  • nice bokeh
  • internal focus
  • max. magnification 1:1
  • weather-sealing
  • nice focus ring + focus lock ring
  • CPU-contacts
  • tripod collar and lens hood included
  • 11 rounded aperture blades
  • 3 ED and 4 high refractive-index elements

Cons:

  • vignetting −1.5 EV at F/2.8 in the frame corners
  • flare and ghosts against bright light
  • no image stabilization
  • difficult focusing in a range from infinity to 3 meters
  • lens doesn’t fit to Nikon D3xxx and D5xxx series (due to built-in flash)

The full and very detailed review in Russian is available here. The English version is available here, Here are the navigation links:

  1. In short
  2. History
  3. All IRIX Lenses
  4. Main Specifications
  5. Appearance
  6. Assembly
  7. Focusing
  8. Diaphragm
  9. Image quality
  10. Sample Photos Nikon D800
  11. Sample Photos Nikon D40
  12. My experience
  13. Original Nikkor Auto Focus Macro Lenses
  14. Results
  15. User Comments
  16. Add your review or question on the lens

Nikon D800 and Nikon D40 JPEG’s, no post-processing:

Additional photos of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lens for Nikon F-mount:


If you have an interesting idea for a guest post, you can contact me here. Previous coverage of the Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Dragonfly lens can be found here. The lens can be purchased at Adorama, B&H, and Amazon.

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