Differences between lens filters and mattebox filters?
Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:25 PM
Obviously a mattebox filter would allow you to change lenses and use the same filter but other than this are there any other pros or cons?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:07 PM
Otherwise, the main reason for a mattebox is the speed of pulling out a filter and changing it, plus stacking more than one filter. You can stack screw-on filters to a limited extent though some vignetting might start to happen, and it may take longer to switch filters or lenses. Plus you don't need as many different sizes in filters when using multiple lenses when using a mattebox compared to screw-on filters, unless you are using adaptor rings for different lenses and larger round filters that cover the lenses with larger fronts.
I mean, if you mainly just use one handheld zoom lens, then a clamp-on or screw-on filter plus rubber sunshade may be fine if you are just talking about a few ND's or a Pola. But if you are talking about a set of primes and zooms with different front dimensions, plus combinations of ND's, diffusions, Polas, grads, etc. a mattebox may be simpler, faster.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:27 PM
but i use old cameras. new ones dont have a great many of these issues.
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