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NAB 2016: Band Pro IB/E Raptor FF Prime Lenses

On December 10th, at Band Pro’s One World Open House, Band Pro debuted a new joint product between themselves and IB/E: the RaptorFF Prime Lenses. At NAB 2016, they showed them for the first time to great acclaim. Available this summer, the new Raptor Lenses will be available in 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm. 
The lenses feature full frame (24mm x 36mm) coverage, 1:1 magnification, consistent T-stop T2.9, as well as robust and durable cine mechanics.
We were able to speak to Randy Wedick of Band Pro about the lenses. Check out the interview here:

The new macro lenses were designed to address the industry-wide movement toward larger format sensors (including RED Weapon 6K and 8K, Sony A7, and ARRI ALEXA 65 cameras).


These larger sensors deliver a convincing film-look and interesting bokeh due to their very shallow depth of field, and require lenses that can cover their larger camera sensor sizes.
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Specs for the Raptor Cinema Lenses

 
The new Raptor FF lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm.  The lenses feature full frame (24mm x 36mm) coverage, 1:1 magnification, consistent T-stop T2.9, as well as robust and durable cine mechanics.  Based in Germany, IB/E is a globally respected optics manufacturer known for cutting edge expanders, adapters, and lenses, including the new Arri 65 lenses.
For more information, check out the Band Pro Website at www.bandpro.com

Written by Clint Milby

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