A matte box designed for nearly all the camera/lens requirements in one box? Surely it can’t be! The GenusTech Production Matte Box has been designed to suit all production types, from features to documentary or studio work where you could be using a range of different cameras and lenses on a day to day basis. The kit comes in at $599.00, and with the promo code PMB10%OFF you can get a sweet 10% off for the first 50 orders. However, if you miss that, it is on special offer from B&H at $549.00! A great package price for the versatility you get. Having versatility as it’s USP, the matte box can accommodate lens diameters from 52mm up to 114mm. This is ideal if you shoot with varying lenses such as photography glass like the 24-70’s in conjunction with cinema lenses like the Zeiss CP2 shown in the video above, which are inherently larger. It has a number of mounting options, either in clip-on mode or bar mounted, and the accessories are included in the kit bundle. For filters, the matte box has two trays: a front tray which is fixed, and a rear tray that can be rotated 360 degrees for use with graduated or effect filters. It can also be locked to a set position if its not in use too. A top flag for the matte box is also included in the package, with sides as optional extras. The Ray Shade itself is coated in an efficient, non-reflective material to reduce glare or refraction into the lens. Genus Production Matte Box, for lenses from 52mm to 114mm, complete with: a) Production Matte Box Rayshade b) Top Flag c) 2 x Filter Trays (rear tray 360 degrees fully rotatable) d) 15mm Rod to Matte Box Mount Bracket (Centre to Centre 60mm) e) 114mm Do-Nut f) 82mm Interface g) Set of 82mm Step-Up Rings comprising of : i) 52mm to 82mm ii) 58mm to 82mm iii) 62mm to 82mm iv) 67mm to 82mm v) 72mm to 82mm vi) 77mm to 82mm vii) 82mm to 82mm Looking for an all-in-one matte box solution? Use the promo code to get 10% off here, or head over to B&H and grab the special offer while it lasts!Read more
Watch previous episodes of ON THE COUCH & ON THE GO by clicking here! Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! In the fifth episode of ON THE COUCH, we hosted our sponsor Vitec Videocom at our suite at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Vitec Videocom owns a number of well-known brands such as Sachtler, Litepanels, OConnor, Anton Bauer and many others. These three brands had quite a few new things in store. First and foremost I want to mention the new Sachtler Ace Accessories: An inexpensive follow focus, a mattebox and a baseplate under the Sachtler brand. I was lucky enough to be involved with the development of these accessories and I have to say that Vitec can be proud of what they achieved, especially the follow focus is extremely versatile for its price point … see for yourself in the video (and watch this space for a review soon).Read more
LockCircle is finally done with their nice, compact & professional sliding mattebox. We’ve been reporting exclusively about LockCircle’s “Prime Circle” cine EF lenses at NAB 2012 (LINK) and were given the chance to take a look at it there. See the full video on said coverage below.Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Here’s one of the most intriguing new products we’ve seen at NAB 2012: The PrimeCircle cine EF lenses. Italian based product designer and lens modifier Dante Cecchin had been working in cinematography for a long time when the HDSLR revolution changed the way we looked at cinema. Driven by the need for HDSLR cine primes Dante modified high quality Zeiss ZF glass into cinema lenses and started a production.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 6th June 2010
I got the chance to ask James Lee From 16 X 9 INC. about some of their gear at cine gear 2010. The Chrosziel matte box is one of the more versatile matte boxes on the market with both lens and rod mount systems. I have always been impressed with the rubber bellows that Chrosziel makes. This works well with the rod mount system to eliminate the need for various lens rings. The quick release Cine Arm is also advancement in product design. Most people who have used the screw type arm have dealt with the monitor or other accessory swinging away at times.Read more
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