As our very own Ryan Koo pointed out years ago, matte boxes are an important accessory to any camera package, as they cut down on undesirable flares and make changing filters a breeze. Ahead of Cine Gear Expo, ARRI has introduced the LMB 4x5 matte box, which expands on the feature set of the popular LMB-25. 

The LMB 4x5 is a modular matte box suited for a wide range of applications due to its lightweight design while retaining an entry-level price tag. As part of its high-quality, camera-independent accessory line, it's compatible with ARRI's legacy accessories, including all clamp adapters and filter frames from the former LMB-5, LMB-15, and LMB-25 models. The LMB 4x5 also maintains the same streamlined design known to the LMB line, while its weight has been optimized to meet the demands for lightweight accessories on today’s film sets.

Ideal when weight is a concern (like when using on a drone, gimbal, or Steadicam), the matte box aims to make short work of challenging situations. It can be used for both clamp-on and rod-mounted solutions, including 15mm lightweight or 15mm or 19mm studio rods.

Features like tray catchers, tilting capability, and swing-away modules are standard in the LMB line. New features have also been added to make this matte box stand out, such as an additional filter stage in two different versions, a tilt-and-flex adapter, and flags that fold flat for easier storage without the need to be removed.

ARRI LMB 4x5Credit: ARRI

The LMB 4x5 will be launched directly after Cine Gear in Los Angeles in early June. You can expect it to ship in July 2017. Pricing starts at $1,070 for the LMB 4x5 Basic Module and $4,900 for LMB 4×5 Pro Set

LMB 4x5 Features

  • One product covering a wide range of applications
  • Offers quick and easy set up without tools
  • For 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter size
  • Attractive upgrade options for LMB-25 owners