April 16, 2015 at 12:01PM

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What Matte Box to buy?

I would like to know if any of you have some suggestions for a Matte Box to buy?

I am investing in the new URSA Mini which will probably need one.

Would be forever grateful!

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I keep my matte box home whenever I film. I just never looked at my footage and said to myself: damn, this left/right side glare is killing my shot. Instead, I tend to like the glares I get :)

Now, a filter-tray for the URSA-M is a whole different deal.,, Between the filter tray and the filters -- what is your budget? Cause, O.M.G. ^_^

April 17, 2015 at 12:47AM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
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It's not so much the glares I want to get rid of, but as you are alluding to the filters...

I have no idea what these types of things cost so I can't really say a budget because I don't know what a good price point could be. So ALL suggestions are very welcome :)

Viktor Ragnemar

April 17, 2015 at 5:21AM

I'm finding good quality 4x4 filters for the matt box are extremely expensive (as in their opportunity cost is). Thus despite having a matt box and a set of plastic 4x4s I keep using good ole screw-ons.

April 17, 2015 at 10:55PM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
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Might be out of your budget, but I've always been impressed with these matte boxes: http://www.brighttangerine.com/category/matte-box/2

Since I've been working in film and commercial, Arri has been the standard, but I'm a bigger fan of the features you get on the tangerines: http://www.arri.com/camera/pro_camera_accessories/products/matte_boxes

July 24, 2015 at 7:37PM

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