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Old September 10th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #16
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Re: Matte Boxes Feedback on the EA-50

Now that I have a EF-NEX Adapter i see I really need a Hood with the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. I notice just in testing it I get flare immediately indoors from ceiling lights. I'm going to try to adjust the Tamron hood a bit and see if that helps, but it looks like a after market hood will be needed. Reading this thread I like that camshade... I know Chris is against it but I feel the need to give it a go. If it doesn't work out I will use it on my AX2000 or my third cam that I will be getting shortly. So Tom did you ever get that camshade to adjust to your liking? If so, how do you like it?
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Old September 11th, 2014, 01:05 AM   #17
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A bit late, but I only just spotted this
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Thanks Craig
The Cokin system is neat BUT seems to rely on a fixed filter thread size!!
That's incorrect Chris. It relies on an adaptor system, adaptors come in different thread sizes and the Modular Hood simply slides on to the adaptor, where it clips in place so it doesn't fall off. Being self-supporting, it needs no heavy rails, in fact it's remarkably light.

It has no French flags, but being a bellows construction is adjustable for angle up to a point and, as it has a built-in holder for up to three filters, when changing lenses the filters go with it.

I find it particularly useful with my vintage, mainly single coated lenses which tend to flare much easier than modern multi-coated ones.

I think it just depends on whether or not you want to be seen with a red matte box!

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Old September 11th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #18
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Hi Aaron

I just gave my honest opinion ..Tom is happy with the CamShade so by all means grab one!!

My Tamron 28-70 has no flare issues ..are you sure the hood hasn't rotated?? Your other alternative is to grab a generic rubber hood they work very well!!

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Old October 12th, 2014, 05:01 PM   #19
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Ok, so I had flare issues yesterday in my wedding shoot.

Cam: EA50
Lens: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Full Frame

Here are a few pics from my position (images taken from my smartphone):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...011_150355.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...011_150404.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...011_150415.jpg

The overhead lights gave me problem with light glare. I had to adjust the cam in a certain position to avoid the glare. There was a couple of shots where i could not avoid as i was following the wedding party down the isle. So now of course i'm thinking Matte Box or at least a different type of hood.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #20
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Hi Aaron

I very much doubt whether you would get any better even with a huge matte box ..the bottom line is that the spotlights on the roof are going straight into your lens. Only option is to reposition the camera or make the shot a whole lot tighter ...there is no way anything will help you if you point the camera at the spots on the ceiling.

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Old October 12th, 2014, 08:05 PM   #21
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What I ended up doing was raise my tripod extension up vertically and pointed my cam at more of a downward angle. Even then i had to still watch for the glare.It worked out but it was quite the exercise.
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