Bolex Matte Box
Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:17 PM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:25 PM
On flat-base cameras the leatherette at the front of the base peels off, and the plate beneath is removed to screw on a slide block that holds the rear spacer of the matte box rods.
On round base cameras a flat base adapter (BASOU) with a built in slide rail screws into the underside, and the matte box attaches onto that. The slide rail can be adjusted for centering.
I've only seen the flat-base version myself, but it's all covered in Andrew Alden's Bolex Bible, quite a handy resource, especially for accessory info.
You can make your own mattes - the original assembly was supplied with sheets of acetate and black cardboard for that very purpose.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:52 AM
Thanks for time
Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:01 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:57 PM
I told the whole thing off, and reset the alignment screws, and that did the trick. I think the problem was that it was more crooked than off center. Thanks for your interest, and the tip about the book and the mattes
Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:16 AM