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#1 Marcus Taplin

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 06:53 PM

I am looking to purchase a new Matte Box for my Arri Amira/Canon 17-120mm camera package. I use the 17-120 for 80% of my jobs but do often use primes if the shoot calls for it. Looking to purchase a matte box that is flexible with different lens. I have used the LMB-25 Arri matte box a bunch of times and don't mind it but wondering if clip-on is the best route or if I should look into something like a Chrosziel MB 415. 

 

 

Would love to hear some options from DPs or ACs on their favorite matte box of choice.

 

 

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Marcus Taplin


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#2 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:08 PM

Hi Marcus

 

I use a Vocas MB-430  138mm clip on MB with my CN7.. the lens pretty much lives on the camera ! .. as the support mount is right at the front of the CN7 it looked to me that there wouldn't be enough roof real estate for a bars mounted MB.. (although have since been told there are some MB,s that will fit).. thats why I went with the clip on.. and sort of keeps it simple.. 

 

As an aside question.. love the CN7.. but its a heavy beast.. I just got an easy rig cinema 3 N500 arm.. due to concerns for my back during long hand held stints ..  Im shooting with Sony F5.. I have it well balanced with Zacuto universal shoulder rig.. but even so total weight is just over 10 kg..  how are finding it .. ?

 

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#3 Alexis Marcoux

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:10 PM

http://www.brighttan...nding/misfit/18

 

The best matte box on the market


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 12:40 PM

I'd have thought that clip on would be the way to go if at all possible as it's likely to be nose-heavy anyway.


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#5 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:00 AM

I don't have one yet, but the new Chrosziel MB565 Cine looks terrific, all the features and modularity of the Bright Tangerine and Arri SMB-2, but significantly cheaper.

 

Personally I find clip-on matteboxes utterly terrifying. I'm never comfortable having $500-$900 worth of glass filters held on by nothing more than half a centimeter and a little bit of friction.


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#6 Haris Mlivic

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 03:28 PM

Wooden Camera has a new matte-box that seems really diverse in how it can be used, I've tried it only briefly (and it seems awesome) but I can't say for sure. Definitely worth checking out though!


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