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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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Matte box...

First of all, I don't really know if this is the right place to submit my thread, so I apologize and kindly ask the moderators to move it where it belongs if I put it in the wrong place.

Ok, now I'm gonna ask you a question:

Do you think that there would be any interest in a fully featured matte box (inc. rotating filter stages, french flag, side flags, rods, etc...) that sells for much, much less than the competitors (Chrosziel, Century Optics, etc...)? Let's say $600-1000 for a MB that usually sells for around $1500-2000?

I'm seriously thinking about starting to build them - since I'm in Slovenia the production price should be smaller than in other countries... and it's not Made in China...

Let's say it would be available - would you buy one?

Thanks in advance for your replies... comments and advices are always welcome!

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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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ofcourse I would buy one if it was at a lower price, its a no brainer! However, I'd be weary of build quality at a lower price and i'd have to see what others think of it first before taking the plunge...My opinion..
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Old March 16th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #3
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But for what cameras?

Would they be produced for all sorts of cameras (film and video) or marketed just for DV handcams. Would they be rugged? How would support / repair be handled?

I would love to see a cheaper matte box, I'm trying to factor in one for a DVX. I shelled out $3370 for a Petroff on my SP Cam, and finding that I might end up selling the Petroff, an increase in DVX shoots... hmm... If it were in the sub-$1000 category, YES! But many times, I have seen a friend try to go into buisness with spirit and a good idea, only to come out, stressed, broke, and burn out.

But if you choose to, I'd love to be a customer.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #4
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There already is a good matte box for the dvx which runs for under $300 with french flags, check out dvxuser.com for more info, I'm actually gonna order mine soon.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 05:15 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies!

So, the first model will be (yes, will be) for cameras like the XL, DVX, HDX, HD100, FX1 & Z1, etc... then we'll start thinking about more models. First of all I want to fill the prosumer "gap".

James: I know there are MBs for under $300, but mine is gonna be Chrosziel-style.

Anyway, I found a factory that will build them. I have enginners that are currently developing them, and I guess the first model will be ready in about 6 months... well, it may sound a lot of time, but I want a really good product that looks and feels anything but cheap!

I'll keep you guys informed!

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