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Pricing and Quotes

Cost of both in Pounds / Euros plus tax

Thank you very much for your email.

If you already have a Canon camera and a 60 mm lens, you will need...


IEv4: lighting system:

https://www.irislab.com/products/032-irisexplorer-v4-for-60mm


Price: £655 GBP

Shipping costs: £29

Total excluding VAT - £684

Total including VAT £ 820 ( € 936)

(VAT is only for orders with a delivery in France. Other European countries there is no VAT)


For your information, it is possible to pay in euros, but only by selecting "Bank Transfer Euro" during the order process.


Included in the price are - Tube adapter - Macro extension tube - 2mm Allen Key


If you do not have a compatible camera and lens, the option is:


Iris I60


Price: £1550 GBP

Shipping costs: £39

Total excluding VAT - £1589

Total including VAT £ 1973 ( € 2254)


Included in the price - IEv4 - Canon 60mm Macro Lens - Canon DSLR EOS 2000D Camera - Adapter tubes + Carrying bag + SD Memory Card

Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with, or if I haven't answered anything you need to know


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Performance Queries

Reflections

Hello

Thank you for your email. 
With our prototypes, we experimented with the location of the reflections. It's impossible to get rid of them altogether, but we found it best to have these reflections in the current location. This provides best overall and most accurate reading of all parts of the iris.
Our advice is to take photos at different angles, which will put the reflections in different place each time. Also to take a couple of photos of side lighting only (switching the left then the right light off) so you can view the whole iris with multiple photos. 
Hope this answers your question.

Setup and use

Setup of IEv4

Dear

Thank you for your email.


To start with please read this from our website

https://www.irislab.com/pages/taking-iris-photos


There are other pages too you might find useful in the 'Info" tab on our main menu


  1. Assembly: Camera settings: How to Use the IEv4:

Please scroll down the page for these videos either in English or in French

https://www.irislab.com/pages/ie60m-v4-instructions

  • Settings for blue iris: exposure time: 1/80 & aperture f5.6 & ISO 800
  • Parameters for light brown iris: exposure time: 1/60 & aperture f5.6 & ISO 800
  • Settings for dark brown iris: exposure time: 1/40 & aperture f5.0 & ISO 1600

(Note: The Iris Explorer ships with a new battery, but just in case, flashing of the IEv4 light indicates the 9V battery needs changing, an Allen key is provided to open the case.)


Other tips:

The very dark brown iris returns very little light to the camera and therefore is the most difficult iris to photograph. Moreover, with certain irises the transparency of the anterior chamber of the eye, which is in front of the fibres of the iris, is not 100% transparent because there is the presence of a protective pigment against the rays of the Sun.


However, with a little practice, it is possible to take good images of most irises. Some further tips for this are as follows


  • Take several pictures of each iris, then choose the clearest picture on the computer. (If necessary change the settings to find more details)

  • With software such as iPhoto (Mac / free), Aperture, Lightroom and Faststone (Win / free), it is possible to modify the photo to improve the details and contrasts.

  • Practice regularly! The iriscope is a precise professional camera and the more you learn the basics of photography, the better the quality of the photos.

  1. Position of IE

I'd recommend consistently placing the camera/lighting unit firmly against the skin (without hurting the client).


Here is a detailed video of the whole process

Position of IEv4 demonstrated on a person

https://youtu.be/lcqwNYgNOYs


Focus

Having the camera focus perfectly every time is perhaps the hardest part of getting consistent Iris photos.


One key part of the technique is to ensure that you take the picture in one motion (i.e. DO NOT half depress the button to gain a focus lock then press further to complete the sequence, DO depress the button fully).


Also with adult subjects who are able to stay still, using manual focus can allow you to focus the picture on the part of the Iris that is of most interest.


Once you are an expert and master at the above, let me know how you are getting on, as I can send you some more specific videos that we have

Good luck and enjoy!

Kind Regards


Position of IE

We can see the eyelid and lots of the skin surrounding the eyeball. This tells us that the lighting unit is not fully flush against the eye socket. Any distance between the unit and the iris will make a big difference both to the size of the image, and the lighting intensity.


I'd recommend consistently placing the camera/lighting unit firmly against the skin (without hurting the client).


Here is a detailed video of the whole process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEHiW9vh-j4


Focus

Having the camera focus perfectly every time is perhaps the hardest part of getting consistent Iris photos.


One key part of the technique is to ensure that you take the picture in one motion (i.e. DO NOT half depress the button to gain a focus lock then press further to complete the sequence, DO depress the button fully).


Also with adult subjects who are able to stay still, using manual focus can allow you to focus the picture on the part of the Iris that is of most interest.




Warranty Worries

The warranty included in the price is for 1 year (there is a gold / premium warranty option for 2 years.) But it is very rare to have technical issues with our equipment.

Please scroll down to Services section on this page to read more

https://www.irislab.com/pages/faqs


Matthew is an engineer and Iridologist and he designed the system himself, so if in the rare occasion there is a fault, he will do anything to resolve the issue.

The 2 year warranty is here if you want to take extra precaution.

https://www.irislab.com/products/066-1yr-extended-gold-warranty-imsp

If you'd like to talk to Matthew before you buy, he speaks fluent English and French. You can call him on this number


Mobile: (+33) (0)632151038

Also, please have a browse through all our reviews on the I60 page and IEv4 page. If you scroll to the bottom of the product information on both these pages, you will be able to read what others have said including Christos Miliankos, President of the IIPA.

Kind Regards


Types of Cameras

Rebel Series

Hello
Thank you for your email.
Yes, you are right in thinking that the Rebel series is best for you, and will work out cheaper for you, and it would take extremely good pictures of dark irises.

These are examples of the ones you would need, from Amazon:
Camera:  https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Rebel-Digital-Camera-Enabled/dp/B01FWL1GMW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1514368749&sr=8-3&keywords=canon+rebel+body+t6
Lens: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-Macro-Fixed-Cameras/dp/B0007WK8KS/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1514368780&sr=1-3&keywords=canon+60mm+macro+lens

All you would need from us is the IEv4 to complete the setup
https://www.irislab.com/products/032-irisexplorer-v4-for-60mm
Included are the correct adapter and extension tubes

Here is the video that explains how it all fits together
Instructions:
https://www.irislab.com/pages/ie60m-v4-instructions
If you do go ahead and purchase, I can send you more instructions and video's on how to use the equipment.
I hope this answers your questions, and don't hesitate if there are any more
Kind Regards