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#1 David Hessel

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 03:37 PM

I am looking for a mattebox for a 24.5mm Elite anamorphic prime lens. The lens has about a 140mm front diameter and is very wide with an adjusted fov at about 12mm. Any recommendations on a mattebox that would work for something this wide? Thanks in advance.


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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:57 PM

Arri LMB-6 or 4A. 6x6 or 4x5.65 clip-on with reduction trays, 2 or 3 stage. Largest clamp on size is 156mm. Arri says it is usable on the Zeiss Ultra Prime 8R, and I've used it on the 12mm Ultra Prime without no issues.
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#3 David Hessel

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:48 PM

I will look into that one, thank you.
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#4 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

Why have a matte box at all for that wide of a lens?  You can tape any filters directly to the lens and flag any flares.

 

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#5 David Hessel

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:40 PM

True, I really don't want to have a matte box for it but need to get ND on it. Since I am going to be using the lens a lot, I think I might want something a little more elegant than tape though. 


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#6 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

That's fine.  We are always taping filters onto lenses for various reasons - in an elegant way, of course!  :)

 

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#7 David Hessel

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

I think I am going to do this for the time being, and focus on getting some ND's - I don't have any large enough at the moment. Probably just 2 to start with. The lens is T2.1 and shooting 24P at 800 iso, I am considering getting a 3 and 7 stop so I can stack and have 3, 7, and 10 stop but would love any suggestions on that front.


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