Well, this is new. Typically, with companies that produce photography and cine versions of the same lens, the cine version is something of an afterthought. It’s a stills lens design that’s thrown into a new housing to give it benefits for filmmakers – like a long focus throw and more standard dimensions. This time, though, it seems like Irix has gone the other way around.
They’ve now announced the new Irix 30mm f/1.4 lens for photographers. It’s essentially the recently announced Irix 30mm T1.5 cine lens, but in a housing more suitable for photographers rather than cinematographers. Like I said, it’s the other way around, but it might provide some nice perks for photographers.