An interview from the 2017 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Jeff Cree 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 Jeff 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 MSU-1 Universal Cine Servo for EZ-1/EZ-2 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.

Built specifically for use with the Angenieux EZ-1 and EZ-2 lenses, the MSU-1 Universal Cine Servo with 3 Motors and Wireless Module from Angenieux is a removable lens drive unit that provides ENG-style control to the EZ-1 and EZ-2 cinema-style lenses. Built-in features you would expect to find on an ENG-style lens control grip, as well as a few extras, create a powerful combination when paired with your lens. The three lens drive gears are positioned to perfectly interface with your lens, and are 0.8 MOD to match the cine-style gearing. A run/stop button on the handle controls the camera, while the traditional zoom rocker is augmented by an adjustable speed control.

For more information please visit: www.BandPro.com

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