Become an Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens tester


If you are interested to test the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens (now available for pre-order), this post is for you:

Enter our Irix Photo testers competition: You can be one of the first to test the new Irix 150mm macro lens!

As we were preparing the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 macro lens for general sale, the Irix team came up with the wonderful idea of organizing an additional activity for the amateur photographic community.

So before making it generally available, Irix has decided to invite all photo enthusiasts to take part in our competition and to become Irix 150mm lens testers!

But what do you have to do to get that opportunity to try out this lens as one of the first photographers to use it before it hits the shops?

Well, to begin with you should love macro photography! You have to feel it, and have stacks of ideas on how to take original photographs with such kinds of lenses.

Second, you should have the experience! Show us your three best macro photos so that we know you’ve spent some time developing your skills in macro photography.

Third, be confident. You should be really proud of your work to have them presented publicly!

In order to take part in the competition, create a post (on one or more social media accounts:Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) with three chosen macro photos taken by you, and tag it with the hashtag #irixmacrocompetition

But there’s not much time! You’ll have to get those applications in as soon as you can as entries close at the end of the 22nd November 2018!

FIVE chosen winners will be able to get their hands on the Irix 150mm macro for FREE for ONE MONTH of testing!

The winners will be announced on the 26th November 2018.

The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 is the first lens available in the new Dragonfly series, which combines the lightness and perfect ergonomics of the Firefly and the durable magnesium housing used in the Blackstone. The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is equipped with an aperture mechanism of 11 rounded blades that maintain a circular shape within the entire available working range. The focus ring has been equipped with a wide rubber handle with a special convexity pressing. To facilitate precise focusing of the scale, it has 270 degree rotation. The whole design is complemented by a functional Focus Lock ring that allows you to lock the focus ring at a convenient position. The Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1:1 lens has been sealed in key points (the front element, the Focus Lock ring, the focusing ring and bayonet), making it suitable for use in the harshest of weather conditions such as fog, rain or snow. The optical design consists of twelve elements, three of which are made of super-low dispersion glass (ED), another four of glass with a higher refractive index (HR), and the whole arranged into nine optical groups. Thanks to this construction, we have obtained close-to-zero distortion (at a level of 0.1%). The Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is equipped with an internal focusing system (IF) so that the lens does not change its dimensions when focusing, thus maintaining a compact size and better sealing. The lens has a CPU that allows control of the lens aperture from camera level, and the AE module allows the use of semi- automatic modes (PASM). This solution allows the user to receive confirmation of the camera focus. An additional benefit is the recording of exposure data in the EXIT format.

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