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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #1
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Mattebox and filters question.

Hello, i need a mattebox and basic filters for my EX1. I think about a mattebox from Chrosziel and filters from Schneider Optics.
My questions are:
- Have anyone tesed the EX1 with a Chrosziel mattebox, are there vignetting roblems?

- It's better to use 4x5.65 filter or can i use 4x4 filter, because i hearded when use 4x4 filter, the "wide angle effect" is limited.

Very interessant filter kit from Schneider optics, it can be useful

http://www.schneideroptics.com/Ecomm....aspx?CID=1431
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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4x4s are fine. No problems with my EX1.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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Chrosziel makes a matte box specifically for the EX1. You might want to call a local dealer and see if they can't give you some information.

http://www.abelcine.com/store/produc...ductid=1000449
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Old February 29th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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My Vocas MB-350 works with the EX1 but I have to load the filters in from the bottom.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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Redrock mattebox

Was anybody able to confirm without a doubt that the Redrock mattebox will work well with the EX1? Are there any limitations from the camera mic.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 07:46 PM   #6
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It should work - see this post: http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?p=171418 . He says that there will be an adapter to allow it to work better with video cameras such as the HVX 200 or EX1. However, looking at FreshDV's video, I don't think that the adapter is even necessary. It seems to just butt up against the front of the lens.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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The matte box is able to swing away from the camera, which makes a lens change very handy, if using a adapter and it does work with the EX1, also the filters get inserted from the side instead of the top. For the price it is a good value.

The Arri matte box was well designed, lighter in weight but not released as a product as of yet, pictured here.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:37 PM   #8
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I'm a bit suspicious about these sideways inserting filters. In a mattebox I find it being essential that you can adjust at least one of the filters vertically, not quite sure how it works with this construction.
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I'm a bit suspicious about these sideways inserting filters. In a mattebox I find it being essential that you can adjust at least one of the filters vertically, not quite sure how it works with this construction.
I agree although I think the EX-1 design will only allow filters to be inserted sideways due to the end of lens and the placement of the LCD/mic.

That Arri looks nice, although I would guess it'll be like a third the price of the cam, as many Arri products are.

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 03:24 PM   #10
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Nice mattebox

It looks like the chrosziel 450 mattebox. Do it fits 4x5.565 filters?
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 08:55 PM   #11
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seriously nice gear ...

This definitely is well constructed. Worth the price!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #12
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That Arri looks nice, although I would guess it'll be like a third the price of the cam, as many Arri products are.

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I think it's more like 2/3 the price of the camera - but it is very, very nice. Makes all the others seem flimsy.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 06:09 PM   #13
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RedRock mattebox ...

I'm beginning to put my HD camera system together and today bought the RedRock mattebox to go on an EX3 that I will buy in July. Next will be a rail system to support the whole system which will use the Letus Ultimate as it's base. Any suggestions on rails?
I hung around with Phillip Bloom in Tokyo recently and had a good look at the Ultimate ~ mighty good adaptor. I will probably have to put out about $20,000 to get this camera system up to par!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #14
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I'm beginning to put my HD camera system together and today bought the RedRock mattebox to go on an EX3 that I will buy in July. Next will be a rail system to support the whole system which will use the Letus Ultimate as it's base. Any suggestions on rails?
I hung around with Phillip Bloom in Tokyo recently and had a good look at the Ultimate ~ mighty good adaptor. I will probably have to put out about $20,000 to get this camera system up to par!
I thought these matte boxes came with the rails... I guess I have to check the prices now of those.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #15
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No rails ...

Bundles are basic without flags, bundle with flags and bundle for Red.
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