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Old May 22nd, 2004, 01:43 AM   #1
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Matte Box

Does anyone know where I can buy a Matte Box for under 500 maybe?
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 08:20 AM   #2
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Probably you can. But the question is why would you. The XL1S
already comes with a mattebox. So if you are looking for another
one, there must be a reason why and what you want to do with
it.

So you at least need to tell us what you are going to do with it.
Does it need a french flag (optional or out of the box), does it
need to take filters and if so, what sizes. Etc.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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I don't know what kind of XL1s' they sell over there Rob, but mine only came with a lens hood. :)


Check out www.cavision.com for good matteboxes at low prices. I have a Cavision bellows style 4"x4" rod mounted one that I purchased used for $400-$500, and it is an excellent piece for the price range.

Also, keep your eye on Ebay, there is usualy one or two on there most of the time, and if not, it won't be long before one pops up.

Plus, check the Classified section here. Members put them up for sale from time to time.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 09:31 AM   #4
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I do think they call it a mattebox somewhere in the manual, but
it's more a lens hood indeed. Oh well. My bad.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 10:56 AM   #5
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I got myself a cokin p series filter holder, 52mm and 67mm rings (nikons) couple of stacking hoods, and my NDs, and grads for roughly $90... total.
VERY happy.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 11:43 AM   #6
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Yeah, I don't use the regular lens anymore (except when I shoot weddings), I use an Angenieux 12 - 120 and when I am outside, the sun flares on the lens sometimes. I am using a ghetto technich right now........I have a big peice of cardboard that a shad the lens with. I want to look more professional.

I checked out cavision and they have no prices on their website...odd!
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 08:48 PM   #7
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Just email them and they will send you a .PDF or .TXT of their entire catalogue with prices on everything. They have a button for it on almost every product page if I remember correctly.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 08:51 PM   #8
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Cool, I just did it...thanks!!!!
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:27 PM   #9
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Tyson,

I just requested a price quote for several different Cavision 4x4 matte box items for use with my XL1S from B&H Photo (here in the US). Seems like it might be a great source for these... and possibly at a slightly lower price?

It will be a "special order" from B&H though, but that doesn't matter to me...

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Old May 25th, 2004, 02:06 PM   #10
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cokin sells a 72mm step ring for the p...

$24 bucks...
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Old May 27th, 2004, 07:05 PM   #11
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Also, check out the Matteblox kit by Cinetactics. It is very good for the price. I paid a little over $200 for the whole kit including the super french flag. Comes in a nice carrying case.


www.cinetactics.com

This maybe more in your proposed budget range.

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Old May 27th, 2004, 09:28 PM   #12
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hey, this looks interesting... what kind of experiences have you had with it?

How's it worked out for you?
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Old May 28th, 2004, 06:23 AM   #13
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I just recieved the Matteblox, and I love it. It is light weight and shades perfectly. My camera and all the accessories that I have on it are already really heavy...this helps...thanks!
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Old May 28th, 2004, 07:22 AM   #14
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if you can, how about some pics of how it fits and looks on the XL1 ?
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Old May 28th, 2004, 04:17 PM   #15
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I will try to post some pics ASAP!!!!!
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