mattebox for Arriflex 16S/B
Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:29 PM
I'm looking for a good mattebox for my Arriflex 16S/B with some filter stages. What would you recommend me. I was looking into the arriflex universal mattebox but I don't know where to find one and if it's any good compared to others. Any suggestions, links etc...?
Posted 14 January 2006 - 02:48 PM
You can get the 2x2 Arri Matte Box that came with the camera from Visual Products. The matte box runs about $250 and I think they want $99 for each filter holder. You can also pick them up on eBay from time to time.
What I use instead is a set of lightweight rods, turned upside down, and a Van Deniem 4x4 Matte Box. You hang the matte box upside down from the lightweight rods which are inserted in the hot shoe mount above your lens turret. Works great. And for an added advantage, when using the Arri 16S without the 400 ft magazine, the camera looks like some kind of production A-Minima. It really looks bitchin'. So that is fun too.
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