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SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box（95mm, Clamp-on）VB2660
SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box（95mm, Clamp-on）VB2660 is a lightweight and compact mattebox for up to 95mm diameter lenses which can hold two 4×5.65″ or 4×4”filters or a combination of both that are loaded from the front and held by a spring loaded latch. It is designed to fit 95mm lenses, and can work with smaller lenses using the adapter rings, which are available in the following diameters: 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm. The top plate features 3 x 1/4”-20 threaded holes on each side and a cold shoe in the middle for camera accessories. Optional carbon fiber Top Flag VA2661 is great for protecting the lens from sun and flares which allows you to fold it down flat to cover the matte box. Besides, you can also choose optional Rod Clamp DSC2663 for 15mm LWS rod mounting system.
Designer: Victor Tang
Optional Adapter Rings: 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm.
1 x Matte Box
Product Dimensions: 228 x 68 x 154mm
Product Weight: 500g
Material(s): Polymer, Aluminum Alloy, Stainless Steel
Make this as light as possible. Add legs on the bottom that include rail mount on the bottom and a sliding joint in the middle to allow you to move it up or down to accommodate different sized lens. Include a lens "sock" with the unit... Include at least on drawer from the top for a 4x4 glass.
I'love this to have a couple of threads at the bottom to allow the attachment of a (specially designed?) rod clamp, for those who'd like to mount it to rails, for lenses where the front rotates on focus. I'm assuming it has at least one filter drawer? All that aside, I love it and can't wait for it to ship.
Like another has stated side flags would make this perfect!
Make it as light and small sized as possible.
Don't forget the sideflags!
The rest looks and sounds very good.
I agree with another user that if this matte box had side flags, it would be a lot nicer to use. Another suggestion I have is to make one of the filter trays rotatable for using 4X4 polarizing filters.
This design is optimal for my rig. I need the matte box to be as lightweight and small as possible. I would suggest making a second version with nato and flags on the side and leave this one as it is.
I like the design! Hope it‘s gonna be pretty durable with many parts build out of metal. I‘d also like some inlays for different aspect ratios.
And please drop the big SmallRig Logo on the top. ;)
The threaded step up donuts that the matte box clamps onto.... please please please make the end of the donut threaded so you have the flexibility to attach screw on filters inside the matte box if wanted.
Being able to hold two filters is amazing. But just like every budget friendly option matte box out there, we lack the ability to add gradient ND filters. This is a huge issue with most of these options. Being able to use a gradient ND filter that you an move up and down to align the horizon would be amazing. Even better is if you can also rotate it. Even if it is just one filter that can do this.