We first discovered the Irix 45mm f/1.4 way back at Photokina 2016. It was just a lowly prototype hidden under a glass box back then. It seemed to have been largely ignored by most people wandering past the Irix booth at the show, but we took the time to have a chat with them about it. It’s been a bit of a wait since then, and it’s had at least one complete redesign since the prototype we saw, but it’s finally here.
Today, Irix has now officially announced their 45mm f/1.4 “Dragonfly” lens for Nikon, Canon and Pentax full-frame DSLRs.