When IRIX announced that they are making a new filter system, I was intrigued. I mean, IRIX is known for their prime lenses, and not for filters. But come to think about it, it makes sense. If you know how to produce good glass, and your userbase is landscape why not give them what they want, right? Right!
We met with Joost Wierenga from IRIX at PPE 2017 to walk us through that system. The Bad news, no pricing or availability yet. The good news, it looks like a sweet system that could add competition vs. the Cokin, Lee and NiSi V5 Pro 100mm filters. And competition means lower prices, better quality, and more innovation.
The IRIX edge 100 system has four filters (maybe more are coming?), and a 100mm filter holder: soft and hard grad NDs, and a reverse ND.
The holder is made of aluminum alloy so it’s very thin, and it holds two filters, so you can stack them up.
IRIX finally showed us the back-end ND filter for their lenses. They cost around $10 and have the look and feel of a lighting gel. Each package has a few X4, X8 and X16 levels filters. (2,3 and 4 stops respectively).
keep an eye on the IRIX site for info about pricing and shipping dates.