Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:56 PM
Perhaps ebay, but use caution. The Chrosziel is the only one that will work "out-of-the-box" with the anamorphic adapter. Of course you could use an Arri or perhaps something from JBKcinequipt, but either is going to cost considerably more than the Chrosziel. Cavision has a new 4x5 mattebox available, but it's likely to cost about the same.
You could always rent whatever you need for considerably less.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:45 PM
...however, I've not used their product and although I've read a few posts about the Cinetactics product here, at dvinfo.net ,and dvxuser.com, I've yet to feel as though I would go this route...
For a non-anamorphic Matte, at a 'non-break-the-bank' price point, I'm looking to perhaps go with the Formatt FM-500
Edited by Shawn Murphy, 09 May 2005 - 05:45 PM.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:09 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:21 PM
While specified to fit my 72mm lens diameter, the web-strapped shade regularly "squeezed" off the front.
The filter sleeves were pretty rough on my resin filters. It's a very tight fit.
Vignetting was a big issue. The filters were positioned within the shade rather than behind it between shade and lens. Rotating the filter was impossible since you have to essentially tear it off the front of the matte box and re-seat it.
I like the concept of a light-weight sun shade but I can get that stock with the lens. The Cinetactics products are a neat idea in need of some refinements. I look forward to seeing future versions.
Edited by Michael Morlan, 25 July 2005 - 02:22 PM.