Recap: NAB 2017

Band Pro Debuts New Angenieux EZ-2 Zoom at NAB 2017

Band Pro (together with partners Angenieux and Jebsen Industrial) debuted the new Angenieux 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. 

DP Sovonto Green receives the first US Delivery of Angenieux Type EZ-1

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 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.

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 presented a completely redesigned NAB booth with heavy emphasis on one-on-one client demos.  In addition to the new lens offerings, attendees had hands-on time with the latest cameras from Sony, Canon, and Panasonic; motion control technology from Technopoint; dolly designs by Cinetech; and much more.

Band Pro again co-hosted the annual ICG party on Monday April 24th.  Local 600 members were in attendance and a great time was had by all.  On Tuesday April 25th Band Pro will also hosted a champagne reception celebrating the official launch of the Angenieux Type EZ project. Band Pro also hosted a Panasonic happy hour on Wednesday April 26th to help celebrate Band Pro’s new Panasonic reseller partnership.

Band Pro's NAB 2017 product brochures are available for download here.  Have questions about anything you saw?   Contact your Band Pro Salesperson at 1-888-BAND-PRO or email us at

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us!  If you couldn't make it to the show, here's a few photos to show you what you missed.