NAB 2024: Irix Cine 65mm T1.5 wins Best Lens

Congratulations to Irix and the Irix Cine 65mm T1.5. This short telephoto cinema lens is taking home the award for Best Lens of NAB 2024.

What’s special about the Irix Cine 65mm T1.5?

The Irix Cine 65mm T1.5 offers a highly usable focal length with a wide maximum aperture. This makes it a versatile option for both narrative and documentary filmmakers looking for dramatic depth-of-field effects. The wide aperture also means the lens can take in lots of light, even in dimly lit environments.

IRIX 65mm T1.5 Cine Lens
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The lens features an 11 blade aperture for smooth bokeh effects, and Irix promises an 8K resolution-ready image and full-frame sensor coverage. With internal focusing and a compact and lightweight design, the Irix Cine 65mm T1.5 can easily integrate into most camera rigs. That’s true, even if you’re shooting with a hand-held gimbal. Internal focusing means the gimbal won’t go out of balance and the 1bkg weight is a good match for most camera bodies.

Additionally, weather sealing, laser UV reactive markings and a lens support foot make this a good choice when shooting in challenging environments.

Adding to its versatility, the Cine 65mm T1.5 is available in 8 mounts: EF, RF, PL, Sony E, MFT, L-mount, Nikon Z and Fuji X. With a 95 mm front diameter, 8 6mm filter threads and geared Mod 0.8 M rings, the lens is also compatible with most standard production accessories.

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Magnetic mounting

In addition to its compact size, high-quality image and durable build quality, the Irix 65mm T1.5 also features Irix’s Magnetic Mounting System. This convenient system lets you connect or swap out Irix Edge accessories practically instantly. Available accessories include ND filters, lens hoods and more.

Pricing and availability

The Irix 65mm T1.5 is available now for $1,195 for most mounts. The PL mount, however, comes at a premium. That version is priced at $1,295. For more information, visit If you live in Europe, visit

Nicole LaJeunesse
Nicole LaJeunesse
Nicole LaJeunesse is a professional writer and a curious person who loves to unpack stories on anything from music, to movies, to gaming and beyond.

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