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Safe to use a 4x4 Matte Box with a Canon 11.5 - 138 S16 Lens?


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#1 Karl Lee

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

There may not be a cut and dry answer to this question, but would it be safe to use a 4x4 matte box with a Canon 11.5 - 138 S16 zoom lens, or would I be risking it on the wide end?  I realize that when it comes to matte boxes, each manufacturer is a little different, and when you're right on the edge of possible vignetting, a 4x4 from one manufacturer may vignette while another may not.

 

I'll probably end up going with a 4x5.65 matte box just to be safe, but I've come across some pretty good deals on used 4x4 matte boxes, so I thought I'd ask.

 

Thanks!


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:15 AM

I use my 4x4 MB all the way down to a 9.5mm, though I have to really pull it back for that and tend to go to a larger MB at that point. on my 12mm I can also get it, again by sliding it back on the rails a bit.


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#3 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:10 PM

Yeah it should be OK, I just checked a 4x4 Chrosziel clamp-on MB on a Canon 11-165 and got no vignetting.


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