London based DOP Martin Testar was invited by IB/E OPTICS to demo the new range of RAPTOR Macro Lenses in preparation for the showcase event at CVP.

A huge thanks to Martin Testar for his help.

Check out the raptor range via CVP website now!

Watch the video now on CVP YouTube channel via the link below.

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In “Depth of Field Repealed,” FDTimes called for comments on “The difference in depth of field between Large Format and S35, comparing lenses with the same angle of view.”

Klaus and Uwe Eckerl,  Managing Director and Optical Designer of IB/E Optics in Bavaria, write:


BVK – German Society of Cinematographers visit to IB/E OPTICS was an honor and a pleasure. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share our company history, philosophy and our lens development process – from idea to finished product.
Many thanks to Ludwig Kameraverleih and ARRI Rental EU for providing support for the day with large sensor cameras, namely the RED Monstro and the Alexa65 to allow us to successfully show our S35xFF Expander and our Raptor Large Sensor 1:1 Macro Lenses.
#ibeoptics #ibe #bvk #raptor #raptorlenses #ludwigkamera #redmonstro#arrirental #alexa65


Randy Wedick, Band Pro’s Senior Technical Consultant provides an overview of the IB/E S35xFF Expander. It is designed to allow 35mm lenses to cover large-sensor cameras with only one stop of light loss while maintaining a sharp image up to the edge of all new large sensors.

IB/E Optics has developed the S35xFF, an expander which allows to use S35-optics with PL-connection to cameras with full-frame sensor. IB E-CEO Klaus Eckerl presents the new expander in the video.


You are looking for lenses that cover big sensors? Then you need to take a look at our RAPTOR Macro Lenses! They cover the Vista Vision Format with ease, offers 1:1 magnification and look beautiful on Sony’s VENICE full-frame camera and on the RED Monstro 8K. We showed these setups at Band Pro’s Open House in Los Angeles yesterday.

Big thanks to Jeff Cree for the great macro setup!

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IB/E Optics celebrated their 5th anniversary of their new location in Freyung and invited customers and friends to their “Lens Day”.

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Arri Rental is also convinced of the RAPTOR macro lens series from IB/E. Band Pro Munich delivered the first set to the company.

Besides RAPTOR lens family, suitable accessory such as Velociraptor x0.8 and two Vista Vision extenders VVx1.4 and VVx2 were introduced at NAB 2017.