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IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens (L-Mount, Feet)

Key Features
  • Covers Full-Frame Sensor Size
  • Leica L-Mount
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 to T16
  • Luminous Focus Marks in Feet
Designed for cine-style image capture and covering up to full-frame size sensors that shoot up to 8K video, the L-mount 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens from IRIX incorporates multiple advanced internal and external design features. External features include a 95mm front diameter, 0.8 MOD gears, luminous focus marks in feet, and two locations to attach a 1/4"-20 support foot.
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IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine (ft) Overview

Designed for cine-style image capture and covering up to full-frame size sensors that shoot up to 8K video, the L-mount 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens from IRIX incorporates multiple advanced internal and external design features. External features include a 95mm front diameter, 0.8 MOD gears, luminous focus marks in feet, and two locations to attach a 1/4"-20 support foot.

Internally, the 11-blade iris produces a smooth, rounded bokeh, and five seals protect against inclement weather and dust. To help eliminate aberrations and distortion, the IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens is constructed with an 11-blade iris, low focus breathing, and a protective nano-coating. This lens has 180° of focus and 75° of iris rotation, an 86mm front filter thread, and it includes front and rear caps.

Key Features
Made to Work with Your Equipment
Irix Cine 30mm is a 43.3mm full-frame lens, covering Full Frame 35, Super 35, RED DRAGON 6K, ARRI ALEXA, APS-C, MFT, Super 16, Sony VENICE, and other sensors to record up to 8K video. It's so versatile, it'll fit your favorite equipment so that you can enjoy every second of shooting with the tools you already love.
Ready for Any Weather Condition
Rain or shine, the rugged and durable construction of the Irix Cine 30mm guarantees that you can keep on working with whatever weather throws at you. The lens is resistant to rain, sand, and dust, so you can take it for your next adventure in a desert or jungle if your camera can handle those environments. Engraved markings on the lens have been filled with UV-reactive paint, so filming in difficult lighting conditions becomes much easier.
Modern Optics
Thanks to the lens' refined optical system, your shots will come out with a low level of distortions and aberrations. The internal focusing system of the lens guarantees sharpness and the 11-blade iris provides a beautiful bokeh and a very smooth adjustment between T1.5 and T16. With very low focus breathing and close to the human field of view, the Irix 30mm Cine is a great lens for filming natural-looking scenes.
Functionality and Innovation
All Irix film lenses have very similar dimensions and weight, which allow for quick and easy lens changes without the need to change the rest of your setup. The product is equipped with a Magnetic Mounting System (MMS), which allows you to connect accessories such as magnetic filters from the Irix Edge line up or an optional lens hood.
Cine Standards
Irix Cine 30mm was designed in accordance with the standards of the professional film industry, being the result of a combination of traditional lens solutions and modern innovation. Irix Cine 30mm has a front filter thread size of 95mm and geared 0.8 MOD rings, which ensures compatibility with most accessories available on the market.
Adaptive Gear Ring
The adaptive gear ring is an innovative function which you will love no matter if you are a pro or an amateur. The ring has been designed to keep the lens housing sleek and user-friendly when operated manually, but without any compromises when you want to use your favorite cine gear.
Lightweight and Compact Design
The aluminum and magnesium alloy construction makes the lens housing weight only 2.4 to 2.6 lb. It has a front external diameter of 95mm for barndoors and accessories, an 86mm filter thread, and a front MMS (Magnetic Mount System) for rapid filter and hood replacement.
Improved Lens Cover
The previous lens cover didn't allow for leaving the lens standing on a surface, so the improved cover has a flat top and slides on the lens. Thanks to this redesign, you can now leave the lens upside down on a table and not worry about it wobbling.
Magnetic Mount System
All the Irix Cine lenses (except Irix 11mm T4.3 lens) have a Magnetic Mount System (MMS) compatible with Irix Edge MMS filters and Irix MMS Lens Hood. The Irix Edge magnetic filters have a unique threadless design, so you can be sure that everything stays clean and ready for action. No more hesitating with dirty or dusty filter threads again. The MMS filter can be stacked together, allowing you to not only freely combine them but also saves a lot of space when stored. The MMS Lens Hood effectively protects the lens from unwanted light that can cause ghosting and flares. All of the Irix Edge MMS filters are made of hardened optical glass (SR), making them extremely robust. The filters' surfaces are covered with a multilayer, antireflective coating with a special nano-coating that makes them easy to clean.

IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine (ft) Specs

Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Image Circle
43.3 mm
Focus Scales
Filter Thread
86 mm
Minimum Focus Distance
From Unspecified Point in Lens: 13.4" / 34.0 cm
Diaphragm Blades
11, Rounded
Image Stabilization
Electronic Communication
2.6 lb / 1.2 kg

IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine (ft) Reviews

Quality and performance!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-30

I've had many lenses over the years, I often researched what others liked or believed what YouTube videos said, but this time I decided to make a choice and decide for myself if this lens was for me. From the moment I opened the box of the Irix 30mm T1.5 RF version, I knew I had made the right choice. The weight of the lens, the position of the gears and the out of the box colors paired with my Red Komodo left me speechless. The lens handles light just the way I've been looking for, and the look the lens adds to the already amazing image quality and color accuracy of R3D made this lens for me a winner. I highly recommend this lens, especially if you want a true cinema lens and desire quality and performance at an outstanding price point. Will definitely purchase more from this brand in the future.

Solid, sharp, character

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

What more could you ask for in a lens. I was very skeptical at first as I work in film production and we rent lenses all the time. I wanted something that I could use for my red that could live on the camera for run and gun doc work. This lens has blown me away in the short two days I've used it. It is very sharp and has this unique look to that reminds me of having a pro mist filter on it. The build is heavy and strong and feels like a mini tank. I've gambled with lenses for 5 years and am very happy with this purchase. I will be buying more. Thanks Irix!!!!!!! You guys rule.

Great Lens for the price.

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-22

I bought this lens to match my other IRIX lenses 15, 45, 150 and it matches quiet well. The lens is very sharp and has good image quality.

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Hi, what torque is required to drive the focus ...

Hi, what torque is required to drive the focus ring on these lenses?
Asked by: Yui
I'm sorry, there isn't a specification given by this (or nearly any) manufacturer to describe the torque needed to turn the focus ring of lenses like the IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens (Canon EF, Feet) (B&H# IRC30EFI). However, it does turn smoothly and we would describe it as average for a lens of this type. Of course, it will become slightly looser with use.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-06-12

What benefits, if any, would there be if I ...

What benefits, if any, would there be if I purchased the canon mount and used it on a Fuji XH2S with the metabones speedbooster?
Asked by: Kelvin
The Metabones Canon EF lens to Fuji X-mount adapter would preserve the wide angle of the IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens as well as boost low light performance by 1 stop when used on crop sensor cameras like the Fuji XH2S. When using the IRIX 30mm lens without a speedbooster the lens would provide a 45mm view. When using the speedbooster the view would be 32mm. Metabones Canon EF Lens to FUJIFILM X-Mount Camera Speed Booster ULTRA BH #MEMBSPEFXBT1
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-02

is the Irix EF mount a manual focus lens?

is the Irix EF mount a manual focus lens?
Asked by: Richard
Yes, the IRIX 30mm T1.5 Cine Lens (Canon EF, Feet), is a standard cinema lens, and as such, is manual focus.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-07-02

Does this e-mount version on this lense take ...

Does this e-mount version on this lense take advantage of Sony Autofocus, say in the FX6
Asked by: Martin
This is a manual focus lens. There is no auto focus functions that will work on this lens.
Answered by: gracem
Date published: 2022-06-24
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