Irix has announced the 45mm T1.5 Premiere, a mid-range cine prime lens that features a new optical design and minimal distortion.

Inside the lens are 11 elements in 9 groups, including four high-refractive elements, one extra-low dispersion element and one aspherical element. It features a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and has an aperture range from T1.5 to T22.

A size comparison between Irix's 11mm, 45mm and 150mm Cine lenses.

Like other lenses in Irix’s Cine line, the 45mm T1.5 is constructed of a magnesium-aluminum alloy, has a 95mm outer diameter with a magnetic mount and uses an 86mm internal filter thread. It features minimal focus breathing, standardized 0.8 Pitch Mode Cine Gears and has a support foot for added stability considering the lens measures in at 1.1kg (2.42lbs).

The Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens will be available in Canon EF, Sony E, Olympus/Panasonic MFT and Arri PL mounts. No timeframe or price is given for lens, but based on the pricing of other lenses in Irix’s Cine line, it’s likely it will retail for $1,200-1,500.