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Old July 4th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Big mattebox, little lens... solutions?

My Cavision mattebox that once fit perfectly snug over my 14x lens on my HD100 now hovers around a much smaller Canon FD lens. How do you guys adapt mattboxes down to these little lenses? It is rail mounted, but there's a ton of room between the outside of the lens and the inside of the box.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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My Cavision mattebox that once fit perfectly snug over my 14x lens on my HD100 now hovers around a much smaller Canon FD lens. How do you guys adapt mattboxes down to these little lenses? It is rail mounted, but there's a ton of room between the outside of the lens and the inside of the box.
I carve a foam insert that covers up most of the extra room. It's not a perfect fit, but it basically blocks the light.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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I use step up rings on my Cavision matte box. Since most of my Nikon lenses are 52mm, I have a 52-58 stepup ring and a 58-82mm stepup ring.
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I use step up rings on my Cavision matte box. Since most of my Nikon lenses are 52mm, I have a 52-58 stepup ring and a 58-82mm stepup ring.
Ah! Off to the local camera shop for me. Thanks!
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