Lens manufacturer Irix has today announced the newest additions to its square filter lineup. While still a fairly small player in the world of filters when we look at the likes of Lee, NiSi and Cokin, Irix introduced their square filters way back in 2017 with the Irix Edge 100 system and they now offer a fairly decent range of NDs for both filmmakers and photographers.
The newest filters arrive in a Super Resistance (SR) variety, with toughened coatings that Irix says offers “outstanding protection” in harsh conditions while still providing accurate colour as well as good sharpness and contrast. Of course, they also feature their standard NANO coating to repel dirt and water.
The new filters come in all of the flavours we’re used to including regular neutral density, both hard and soft graduated neutral density and reverse graduated neutral density. The standard NDs are 100 x 100mm and the graduated filters are 100 x 150mm, allowing you to shift them up and down to suit your horizon level and get that ND exactly where you need it in your frame.
Irix says that the new SR filters expand their Edge line and can be used with the company’s IFH-100 and IFH-100 Pro holders, as well as with 100mm holders from any other filter company. The new SR versions add increased resistance to mechanical damage such as impact as well as improving the scratch resistance properties of their filters. The new SR filters also feature the NANO coating for water & dirt repellence, so that should last you for quite a while.
Here’s the complete list of the new Irix Edge SR square filters:
Soft Gradual – For uneven lighting conditions, with the light transition from ND to clear. Available variants:
- Irix Edge 100 SR Soft nano GND4 0.6 100x150mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Soft nano GND8 0.9 100x150mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Soft nano GND16 1.2 100x150mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Soft nano GND32 1.5 100x150mm
Hard Gradual – For situations, where light changes more drastically, like landscape shots where the sky is much brighter than ground and scenes where the horizon is flat and regular such as the sea or some wide-open plain. Available variants:
- Irix Edge 100 SR Hard Gradual GND4 0.6 100x150mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Hard Gradual GND8 0.9 100x150mm
Reverse Gradual – For sunsets and sunrises, with the darkest part right in the middle. Available variant:
- Irix Edge 100 SR Reverse Gradual ND16 1.2 100x150mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Reverse Gradual ND8 0.9 100x150mm
Full ND – The purpose of Irix 100mm Edge Full ND filters is to reduce the light that reaches the camera’s sensor. Available variants:
- Irix Edge 100 SR Full ND1000 3.0 100x100mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Full ND128 2.1 100x100mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Full ND32 1,5 100x100mm
- Irix Edge 100 SR Full ND8 0,9 100x100mm
The filters are available to buy from today at the Irix web store, with full ND filters costing €125 and all varieties of graduated ND filters at €149.