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Band Pro Planning Major Announcement at IBC 2016

Band Pro has a long standing reputation as being the cinematographer’s source for everything from cameras to dollies to lenses and everything in between. However, some people still don’t know that, along with manufacturer IB/E, Band Pro also offers their own line of macro lenses: the Raptor series. Band Pro Munich GMBH (German subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) has announced they will feature major lens innovations at this year’s IBC show. Band Pro can be found in Hall 12 Booth D21 at RAI Amsterdam.

Serial production Raptor prime lenses from German manufacturer IB/E Optics have begun shipping, and will be available for testing at the show. New 4K demo footage shot exclusively with Raptor primes will also be screened at the booth, showcasing the signature look and versatility of this macro-to-infinity lens series. A complete array of IB/E expanders, extenders and lens converters will also be on hand, allowing cinematographers to utilize their existing glass over the widest possible range of cameras and sensor sizes.

B/E Raptor Prime, 180mm

As always, Band Pro will feature the latest focal lengths from award winning Leica Summilux-C and Leica Summicron-C lenses available from CW Sonderoptic. Additionally, Band Pro indicates that a “major announcement” should be expected at this year’s IBC show. Band Pro President and CEO, Amnon Band remarked: “We’re in a time of transition, with cameras and camera sensors changing fast. You want to capture in 6K, 8K, more K? Sure, no problem. What you really need now is high quality glass that’s future-proof and ready to work with the cameras that are coming. Visit us at IBC this year, and you’ll see some very interesting steps in that direction.”

About Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.

For over 30 years Band Pro has provided the best new products and solutions for professional cinematographers around the world. We actively develop new acquisition technology and have helped create such key innovations as IB/E Raptor primes, Leica Summilux-C and Summicron-C lenses, Zeiss DigiPrime lenses, and many more. With offices in Atlanta, Burbank, New York City, Munich, and Tel Aviv, Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available. Our close relationships, both in Hollywood and worldwide, combined with long-standing camera and lens maker partnerships, have kept us at the forefront of digital cinematography innovation. Band Pro is a respected partner with premiere industry manufacturers including Sony, Canon, RED, Angenieux, and IB/E Optics.
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Written by Clint Milby

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