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#1 marc barbé

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:53 PM

Hi,
For 16 and S16mm shooting, would you say a 4X4, two (one rotating) stages matte box would cover most situations?
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#2 Evan Phan

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:41 AM

Hi,
For 16 and S16mm shooting, would you say a 4X4, two (one rotating) stages matte box would cover most situations?
Marc.



I think it depends on your style and shots. Think about what "most situations" entail for you.

I personally like having at least 3 stages with 2 rotating so I can use a Grad filter and a Polarizer simultaneously. Then a third for some kind of diffusion, ND or Color Correction. You have the option of renting screw-on filters for a specific job that go on the lens if 3 slots isnt enough for you.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:45 AM

I think it depends on your style and shots. Think about what "most situations" entail for you.

I personally like having at least 3 stages with 2 rotating so I can use a Grad filter and a Polarizer simultaneously. Then a third for some kind of diffusion, ND or Color Correction. You have the option of renting screw-on filters for a specific job that go on the lens if 3 slots isnt enough for you.



Thank you, Evan. By "most situations" I mean not being short on equipment each time the environment and natural light are not helping...
So I gather I should invest a little more and go with a three stage box from the start?
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