OEM Lenses



IB/E Optics is proud to be working together with Tribe7 on the creation of the tunable Blackwing7 series.
As Tribe7 was just beginning, Bradford Young and Neil Fanthom asked us if we had the capabilities and the desire to create a completely customizable prime cine lens design. The concept involved creating a core set of seven lenses, to which another three focal lengths could be added at a later date. These lenses needed a new approach and a fully modular design with optical properties that are tunable or de-tunable to create look variations.
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Optimo Primes

IB/E optics is proud to be working together with Angénieux on the Optimo Prime series. This series is part of Angénieux’s latest high end lens collections and will be ideal for demanding productions requiring native camera design.
Each lens in the twelve piece series (from 18mm to 200mm) was designed to be incredibly compact and lightweight, most of them at a fast T1.8, with Optimo-class mechanics and feel that embodies the legendary Angénieux look.
- Full frame 46.5mm image circle coverage
- Maximum aperture 1.8 T-stop.
- 21mm, 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 135mm for the initial six-lens production run scheduled for delivery fall 2020.
- The complete twelve-lens set will include the above focal lengths and 18mm, 32mm, and 100mm lenses delivering winter 2020; and 24mm, 60mm and 200mm completing the set in spring 2021.
- Fully interchangeable mounts including LPL, XPL, PL, Canon EF, Nikon F and Panavision XL.
- Support both Cooke/i and Arri LDCommon gear size and position across the entire twelve-lens set.


Prime DNA & Prime 65S
The ARRI Rental Prime DNA lenses provide new creative options for cinematographers when shooting on the ALEXA 65.
They were also developed in close collaboration with ARRI Rental and IB/E optics was responsible for designing the DNA housings and important key components such as focus cam elements. The lenses provide character and feeling distinctly different than the Prime 65 lenses and have been used on many films including Mary Magdalene (Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS), Solo: A Star Wars Story (Bradford Young, ASC) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC).
The Prime 65 S lenses provide a new creative option for cinematographers when shooting on the ALEXA 65 and IB/E optics was happy to work together with ARRI Rental on this joint project.
The Prime 65 S lenses were designed by IB/E optics for ARRI Rental and completely developed, manufactured and assembled by IB/E in Germany. They have a softer look than the Prime 65 lenses and have been used on many major motion pictures to include The Hurricane Heist (Shelley Johnson, ASC), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (Phillippe Rousselot, AFC) and 800 Warriors (Yu Cao).
In 2014, we introduced the Prime 65 lenses as an integral part of the ALEXA 65 system. These high performance 65 mm lenses were developed by IB/E optics for ARRI Rental to provide cinematographers with a set of lenses capable of utilizing the entire sensor area. Eight primes (24 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, and 150 mm) and a zoom lens (50 – 110 mm) were developed. They are all made with Hasselblad optics and are housed in state-of-the-art uniform lens housings and robust mechanics developed by IB/E optics. Numerous films have been shot using the Prime 65 lenses such as The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezski, ASC, AMC), War for the Planet of the Apes (Michael Seresin, BSC) and Captain America: Civil War (Trent Opaloch).


IB/E optics‘ first job in the field of broadcast and cine was to design a periscope for the commercical needs.
The task was to create a system for 3CD cameras that can rotate 360° horizontal, pan 360° vertical, focus near the camera mount, T stop < 4.0 – this all with keeping the image stable, means derotated. It took IB/E one year to create the system. Klaus decided to partner with the customer and so it came to be the first lens for this field of broadcast for IB/E. Not an easy step.
HD SCOPE shown at the NAB Show 2006.