Loading filter tray
Posted 04 December 2010 - 01:13 PM
Some people have told me the tray should be put in with the back (where the release clip is) facing the lens, so that if the filter were to fall out, it would fall back on the lens rather than come straight out of the matte box. Yet other people have told me to do it the opposite way to avoid damaging the lens which would be worth a lot more to replace than the filter if it were to fall out.
So which way is the 'correct' way, if there is one, or is it just personal preference?
Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:42 PM
Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:39 PM
Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:58 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:59 PM
I always do it with it so that the filter, if it were to fall out, would face away from the lens. It has nothing to do with the filter falling out though. It is because, on Arri matteboxes, if you use a geared filter stage, and have the filters raised in or out when using grads, the back of the filter has more metal around the edges that protects it from flares. If you were to use it the other way around, the glass would be exposed more and would have the possibility of flaring internally.
Also, on arri matteboxes, the geared filter trays only accept the tray in a face-forward position. So might aswell put all the trays in that way.