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Header image for article NAB 2018: IB/E Optics Updates

NAB 2018: IB/E Optics Updates

In this video, I take a look at IB/E's range of macro lenses and adapters for full format cameras.

IB/E's line of full format Raptor macro lenses come in 60mm, 100mm, 150mm, and 180mm focal lengths. All open to a T2.9 and utilize the IB/E UMS (Universal Mount System), which allows for multi-mount capabilities to use the lenses on Canon EF, Sony E, Sony FZ, Micro Four Thirds, and Nikon F camera with appropriate mounts purchased separately. Also, the Raptor focusing scales are unique, with markings not just for focus distance but image size and any necessary exposure compensation as well.

In addition to lenses, IB/E is showing new optical adapters and extenders starting with a version specific to the Raptor lenses, the VVX2 UMS optical extender. The VVX2 provides a (2)x increase of the focal length of Raptor macro lenses, a maximum image circle of 52mm, and reduces light transmission by two stops. Also new is their PLx2 VV for existing full format PL mount lenses. It also provides a doubling of the input lens' focal length with two stops of light loss. Finally, the S35xFF adapter will expand a Super 35 lens' image circle to cover full format camera sensors (up to a 46.4mm diagonal) and results in about one stop of light loss.

Watch the video above for a closer look at what's new from IB/E Optics.

Ian McCausland
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA
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