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Old May 9th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #1
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If you search on ebay for "matte box" , you will find many items sold by a guy in india for very cheap.
Strangely the same item is sold under many prices (from 90 to 150$), while being the same one, so you have to find the best priced offer.
I ordered it and received yesterday (less than 1 week delivery from india to switzerland, very well packaged).
Nice finish , with french flag. I take it with 3 adapters (52/58/72 mm).
it can accept two 4x4 filters.
Every important part is aluminium , except sunshade (plastic)
I will test it today on my VX2000, HD1(jvc) and FX1.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Tested with VX2000 and FX1, no problem.
the nice thing is that the french flag is an add-onn the matte box , using a regular accessory socket (flash, lamp).
So if you are ready to modifiy the sunshade of the FX1, by fixing such socket on it (probably just 2 little screw to add),you can buy just the french flag (i think 20$) and use it on the FX-1.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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Giroud, do have this guy's name and email address?
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Old December 15th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #4
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Hello Giroud, I am considering purchasing this matte box for my Z1U. I do plan to use it with a Sony WA adapter. Are you happy with the build quality of the product?
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Old December 19th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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I use it on a Sony Z1 and a PMW EX1. Works fine on both. Vignettes at full wide with Century Optics 0.6X lens, but it will probably be fine with Sony 0.8X (although I haven't tried it) as when I adjust the Century to the same width as the Sony (about 25mm in 35mm equivalent) it is just OK.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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If you search on ebay for "matte box" , you will find many items sold by a guy in india for very cheap.
Strangely the same item is sold under many prices (from 90 to 150$), while being the same one, so you have to find the best priced offer.
I ordered it and received yesterday (less than 1 week delivery from india to switzerland, very well packaged).
Nice finish , with french flag. I take it with 3 adapters (52/58/72 mm).
it can accept two 4x4 filters.
Every important part is aluminium , except sunshade (plastic)
I will test it today on my VX2000, HD1(jvc) and FX1.
High Quality Low Cost filters for your low cost matte box. We developed these filters for this purpose.

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Old December 19th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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Does B&H sell the 5 filter kit? If so, can you post a link? thanks.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #8
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Does B&H sell the 5 filter kit? If so, can you post a link? thanks.
B&H has yet to stock this item with us. If you would like to order this item you can give them our part number and they will ship it to you. Otherwise, Abel Cine Tech LA has them in stock last time I checked.

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