IB/E Optics Announces Changes to Distribution Network
IB/E Optics is growing and as of June 1, 2018 will distribute independently in the Americas. The decision was made jointly with their current U.S. partners (Band Pro and AbelCine) and both companies are committed to continuing their long-standing status as major IB/E Optics partners.
IB/E Optics is working with AbelCine and Band Pro, including their current resellers during this phase to ensure a smooth transition. The change will allow IB/E Optics to serve the current market, provide support directly from their headquarters in Germany, and give resellers in the Americas access to all IB/E Optics products.
Band Pro Munich will remain the exclusive distributor for the EMEA and Asia and will continue to build a strong reseller network in those markets.
Klaus Eckerl, Managing Director of IB/E Optics said, “We look forward to these changes in order to foster growth in both North and South America. The future is big.”
Additional IB/E Optics Big (as in Large Format) News
IB/E Optics’ LPLx2 VV Optical Extender doubles the focal length of Large Format and VistaVisionish (ca. 46.3 mm Ø) LPL mount lenses. High-index, low-dispersion glass ensures high resolution and contrast with minimal optical degradation. As is typical of a 2x extender, there’s a light loss of approximately 2 T-stops. Recommended maximum aperture setting on the lens being used is T1.9. The LPLx2 VV attaches to the rear of an LPL mount lens, and then goes directly into the LPL mount of an Alexa LF or any other LPL mount camera. So, for example, if you attached the IB/E Optics LPLx2 VV to a Signature Prime 125mm, opened to T2.0, you would have the equivalent of a 250 mm at T4.0.
PL-LPL Mechanical Adapter
IB/E Optics’ PL-LPL Mechanical Adapter lets you attach almost any PL mount lens onto an LPL mount camera (e.g. Alexa LF). If you are shooting a film with a combination of LPL and PL lenses, attaching a PL-LPL Adapter to each PL lens will save lots of time.
LPL – UMS Mount Adapter
The LPL-UMS Mount Adapter is the newest addition to the UMS Mount System used on many IB/E Optics products, including the Large Format Raptor Macro lenses, the Fujinon Zoom Conversion Kit, and the Canon Zoom Conversion Kit. The system makes it easy to quickly wap between PL, EF, E, F, FZ and MFT mounts in the field without re-shimming or adjusting back focus.