The Irix lineup has mustered a bit of a cult following in the relatively short time that it has been on the market. Being fantastically sharp, with minor vignetting, and very little distortion, it is no wonder why so many photographers praise the optical prowess of the Swiss-designed, Korean-made lenses.
Though able to hold its own against the competition, the Irix 11mm f/4.0 and Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens aren’t beyond the help of a bit of software correction, but what lens isn’t really? Irix for some time has been providing its users with an in-house lens correction profiles for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for correcting the already-minimal distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration that are found in ultrawide lenses. Thanks a recent update for the Creative Cloud, the Irix 11mm f/4.0, and Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens profiles are now supported by the latest from Adobe.
For those who aren’t aware, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw include numerous lens profiles, which you can use to correct common lens aberrations, distortion, and vignetting. With the new update, those who own either the Blackstone or Firefly versions of these lenses can now use the software to automatically correct for these issues when using Creative Cloud Applications.
Irix has stated, “This feature provides for accurate adjustment via these profiles and for ongoing software development.”
For users of previous versions of Adobe software may still download the profiles direct for Irix, here.