Review: IRIX 11mm f4 Blackstone (Canon EF Mount)

The IRIX 11mm f4 Blackstone lens is a whole lot of fun to play with!

When the IRIX 11mm f4 Blackstone came in for review, I tried to figure out what I’d exactly do with a lens like this. It’s super wide and has full frame coverage. It’s too slow to really work effectively for astrophotography, but it is surely good enough to use for a day of fun walking about in Brooklyn. But in addition to that, it’s also got the quality from IRIX that I’ve come to respect. This company is a European based one that uses Korean optics along with their designs to create lenses that are much different from everything else that every other manufacturer is making at the moment. At the core, it’s still a lens; but the design is something that I haven’t seen from any other manufacturer out there. So if you’re not paying attention to IRIX just yet, maybe you should start.

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