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An interview from the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Randy Wedick of Band Pro Film & Digital. For over 30 years Band Pro has provided the best new products and solutions for professional cinematographers around the world. Their team actively develops new acquisition technology and have helped create key innovations such 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. In this interview Randy talks with us about the debut of the newest addition to the Angénieux Type EZ Lens family, the Angénieux Type EZ-2 Zoom, as well as the IB/E Raptor Macro Prime Lens Family, and a Short Film they produced using the Panasonic VariCam LT & Angénieux EZ Lenses.

Band Pro (together with partners Angénieux and Jebsen Industrial) debuted the new Angénieux Type EZ-2 Zoom at this year’s NAB show. 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.

EZ-1 lens deliveries kicked off at NAB 2017 with the formal presentation of the first Type EZ-1 lens delivery in the US going to Los Angeles DP, Sovonto Green. Type EZ-2 deliveries are scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2017. The Type EZ Series lenses are available in the Americas through Band Pro; in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through Angénieux; and in Asia through Jebsen Industrial.

In addition to the new zoom lens offerings, Band Pro also showcased 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 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.

Additionally at the Band Pro Booth, a Short Test Film was being shown that utilized the Panasonic VariCam LT & Angénieux EZ Lenses. To watch the film please visit: vimeo.com

For more information please visit: www.BandPro.com

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