Band Pro (together with partners Angenieux and Jebsen Industrial) will debut the new Angenieux Type EZ-2 Zoom at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro’s booth #C10308 can be found in the central hall, directly adjacent to Sony.
The Type EZ Series has enjoyed a hugely positive reception. Type EZ-2, the newest addition to the series, is a wide zoom lens providing 15-40mm F1.9 / T2 in S35 format. The same lens is configurable to 22-60mm F2.8 / T3 covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal for full format cinematography.
Likewise, Type EZ-1 features focal range and aperture of 30-90mm F1.9 / T2 in S35 format, and converts to a 45-135mm F2.8 / T3 covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal.
Cinematographer Sovonto Green commented: “As a documentary filmmaker, this is a lens I’ve been waiting for the last 10 years.”
EZ-1 lens deliveries will begin at NAB 2017, with EZ-2 following in the third quarter of 2017. Type EZ Series lenses are available in the Americas through Band Pro; in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through Angenieux; and in Asia through Jebsen Industrial.
In addition to the new zoom lens offerings, Band Pro will also showcase the Raptor macro prime lens family from IB/E Optics. Consisting of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm, the lenses provide a 53.0 image circle, 1:1 magnification, common T2.9 T-stop, as well as robust and durable cine mechanics. New this year, IB/E has added some powerful accessories to the Raptor line including the Speedster speed booster, FFx1.4 Extender, FFx2 Extender, and a mountable Ring Light. Based in Germany, IB/E is a globally respected optics manufacturer known for cutting edge lenses and adaptors, including the Arri 65 lenses.
President and CEO, Amnon Band remarked: “With the consistency of precision sensor technology available today, getting the right glass is more important than ever. Band Pro’s lens partnerships over the years have brought the best new imaging tools to the industry. That’s a legacy we take seriously, and are committed to for the long run.”
This year Band Pro will be showcasing a completely redesigned NAB booth with heavy emphasis on one-on-one client demos. In addition to the new lens offerings, attendees are encouraged to stop by and check out the latest cameras from Sony, Canon, and Panasonic; motion control technology from Technopoint; dolly designs by Cinetech; and much more.
On Tuesday April 25th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM Band Pro will also host a champagne reception celebrating the official launch of the Angenieux Type EZ project.
Band Pro will also host a Panasonic happy hour on Wednesday April 26th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM to help celebrate Band Pro’s new Panasonic reseller partnership.
About Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.
For over 30 years, Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. has specialized in products and solutions for professional cinematographers. From their offices in 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.