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Alex Hall January 27th, 2007 06:06 PM

Matte box for XL2
I have an XL@ with a 16x manual servo lens. I've been trying to find a matte box that would best suit the camera. Does anyone know what type of matte box I should be looking at?

Dale Guthormsen January 27th, 2007 11:15 PM

mat box



Check out this sight, they are about as reasonably priced as you can find.

Joe Winchester January 29th, 2007 09:38 PM

I've been using the Chrosziel 4x4 mattebox with rails and follow-focus. I can't imagine life without it! http://www.16x9inc.com/cgibin/eDatCa...C-CANON-XLH1MB

The Caivision is nice too.

Joe Winchester January 29th, 2007 09:43 PM

...and for some reason I cannot attach my photo... it says I'm already using it in another thread...

Anyways, here's the thread with a photo of my matte box. I'm 4 posts down on this page: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=71346

Alex Hall January 30th, 2007 11:54 AM

16:9 matte box
Will the cavision bellows matte box be a problem if i want to shoot in 16:9?

John Threat January 30th, 2007 11:56 PM

No. I use the Cavision Matte Box with the Canon XL2 with a Manual 16x lens and ocassionally the 3x lens. It works fine with both. I keep it on the camera a lot, and I have it setup with pistol grips for hand held shooting at the moments notice.

It doesn't do too well with the wide angle adapter from century optics, but thats a limitation of the adapter and is not a problem unless you use that one adapter.

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