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Sean McHenry November 16th, 2004 08:47 AM

Cinetactics Matte Box?
I know someone here is using the Cinetactics Matte Box. I have seen some nice pictures of it.

I would like to order one this week but am wondering if there is any vignetting if you use the standard size box for 16:9 or do I need to get their wide screen matte box?

Thanks folks,


Sean McHenry December 1st, 2004 11:02 PM

If anyone but me is following this thread, I just ordered the Cinetactics Mattblox kit for $169 and the 72mm adapter. Ran a total of $207. Later I will be ordering the oversized French Flag and will get the additional step up rings to go from 37mm to 72mm at the local camera shops.

I also ordered today, a Portabrace CAR-3 (Cargo Case 3) for the camera and mics, etc. I also ordered the hoodman LCD hood, the ICUFF-3 eyecup and a MUFF-1E fuzzy wind cover from TecNec for the standard shotgun.

I recently purchased the Azden LT100 wireless mic and associated cables. Works super.

All in all, along with the Manfrotto tripod, this is working into a nice package. I am currently shooting and editing a DVD for children. More on that later.

Oh, also bought a Tiffen 37mm Circular polarizer. Waiting for some sunny days here in central Ohio to put it all to good use.

See you all,


Sean McHenry December 9th, 2004 10:03 PM

Well, seems I am the only one on this threadbut as it's mostly informational, here's the next partof the story...

My Cinetactics kit arrived today. I confirmeda suspicion that the mattbox will indeed fit pretty snug around the smaller lens hood that comes with the camera. So, if you want to attache it to the camera without all the adapters, just wrap it around the small lens shade. This means you can't use a stack of filters or even the wide or telephoto lenses as the lens hood is weird. It has that goofy 3 point connection system so you can't add aux lenses or even more than the skylight (UV) filter under it. Thanks Sony Engineering people.

Aside from that, it's pretty neat. The Hodman LCD shadearrived a few days ago and also fit's verywell. I don't think it will be too abrasive at the points where it mounts, a fear I had. It does however, as mentioned about all these LCD hoods, block the controls in the flip out section. A small price to pay for being able to see what I am shooting.

More in the other thread.

Sean McHenry

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