Combining a versatile normal focal length with fast design, the Canon EF-mount Irix 45mm f/1.4 is a useful prime lens characterized by its manual focus operation and weather-sealed design. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. The optical design incorporates a series of specialized elements to reduce a variety of aberrations in order to produce sharp and color-accurate imagery.
Complementing the optical assets is a robust physical construction, dubbed Dragonfly, which incorporates extensive weather sealing to guard against dust and moisture. This manual focus lens also features printed focus distance and depth of field scales to benefit fast and accurate focusing, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.