Band Pro Delivers First Hollywood IB/E Raptor Lenses to Imagecraft


Last Updated: December 9, 2016 8:01 pm GMT
(Burbank, CA--December 9, 2016) Raptor lenses have landed in Hollywood, with the first set being presented to Imagecraft Productions today at Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event. These new macro prime lenses from German manufacturer IB/E Optics have started delivering worldwide, and are now available for rent in Hollywood for the first time. The Raptor macro lens family consists of 3 focal lengths: 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm initially. Raptors provide full sensor coverage for the Red 8K Weapon.

IB/E Optics Raptor 150 mm

Imagecraft Productions President Jason Been remarked: “Imagecraft is really excited to add these lenses to our rental inventory. Raptors have an array of applications from producing beautiful interviews to finite detailed television/commercial imaging. We can't wait to see what our clients do with them."

Each December, Band Pro’s One World Open House combines the best broadcast and cinema technology along with fine food, drink, and attendees comprising a who’s‐who of the global cinematography community. Participants this year included Sony, Canon, RED, Angenieux, Zeiss, Fujinon, IB/E Optics, Sigma, 16x9, Inc., ORCA Bags and many more.

This year’s guest of honor was acclaimed French director and cinematographer, Pierre‐William Glenn, AFC. William is a former President of the French Society of Cinematographers and known for his work on such films as Truffaut’s Day for Night, Coup de Torchon, and Small Change, among many others.

Individuals interested in renting Raptor lenses can contact Imagecraft at (818) 954‐0187, or by visiting them online at

Sales inquiries, please contact Band Pro at 1‐888‐BAND‐PRO or by emailing

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