Matte boxes have always been a sticking point in any kit. They are usually so expensive that many people on a budget turn to using variable NDs and threaded filters instead. While variable NDs are handy and fast to use, the image quality is what suffers when you don't use true 4x5.65 ND filters made by Tiffen or Schneider or other filter manufacturers.
It looks like Wooden Camera has finally solved this for filmmakers working with tight budgets, as the new Zip Box Pro improves upon their original Zip Box design to bring a lightweight, fully-featured 3-tray matte box to the market.
- 3 4x5.65 Front-loading Filter Trays
- Carbon Fiber top flag
- Weighs less than a pound
- Clamp-on starts at $399
- Swing-away kit starts at $499
- Swing away version is tilt-able to control flare
Zip Box Pro Overview:
Zip Box Pro Front Loading Filter Trays
For more details check out Wooden Camera's website. Excited to get our hands on the Zip Box Pro and really review it in a world scenario. Stay tuned.