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Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box

B&H # FOMBFM600 Mfr # BF FM-600MATT
Usually ships in 7-14 business days

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This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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You Pay: $249.00
Product Highlights
  • 2 Fixed Filter Holders
  • One Rotating Filter Holder
  • French Flag

The Formatt FM-600 is a 4x4 matte box system for small DV camera in mind. Adapters allow this matte box to work with lens diameters from 43 to 82mm. It feature two fixed filter holders and one rotating 360° accommodating a wide range of filter combinations.

Note! This matte box requires an adapter ring for camcorder attachment

Adapter System
Optional aluminum adapters are offered to accommodate lens diameters of 43 to 82mm; this system works well in wide angle applications.
Adjustable
This unit can work with or without the French flag; it even has the ability to remove the lens shade completely while still using the filter holders.
Rotating
The rotating filter stage works well with polarizers.
Lens Fit and Mount 43mm to 82mm Screw Type
Type Sunshade with French Flag
Filter Type Two Filter Holders
One Fixed, One Rotating 360°
Accepts 4x4" and 4x5.65" Glass or Resin Filters
Materials Sunshade: Plastic
Hardware: Brushed Aluminum
Control Adjustable Top French Flag
One Rotating Filter
Dimensions (WxDxH) 9.5 x 2.75 x 5.75"
24.1 x 6.9 x 14.6cm
Weight 1.8 lbs
973 grams
Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box
  • French Flag
  • Matte Box with Filterholders
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Formatt HitechFM-600 4x4 Matte Box
     
    3.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (3)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      4.0

      Great for a lightweight setup

      By Dory

      from Truckee, CA

      About Me Cinematographer, Skier

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscapes
        • Light setups
        • Sports

        Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

        This mattebox rocks, well built, light and functional. I do wish the filter trays were closed, and hat it had provision for side flags. Other then that, its rad. I use it to shoot skiing and it doesnt add much weight at all, which is key in that environment.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        2.0

        Open filter trays

        By Dan

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

          The matte box is well built, but the open filter trays are a deal breaker for me, talk about light leak...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Matte Box !

          By Juni

          from Elkton, MD

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Best buy for the money
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality
          • Very light needs no rails

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

            This is a great Matte Box. It is a great buy for the money. I use it with a sony A55 with a cavision support system. It also works well with my Sony EX1R without any rail system. The LCD swings out without hitting the matte box. Matte boxes do not have to cost much more than this. It has two filter holders with one rotating. I am a professional event and independent film artist. Check this item out.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            FM-600 4x4 Matte Box

            By Amdrés Roncancio M. Image Arts Studios

            from Cali, Colombia

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

              Great!!! and low cost

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              4.0

              Exellent,good look

              By Felipe Miranda

              from quilpue.chile

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

                good construction,profesional look.
                I am very happy with purchase

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                4.0

                Great and inexpensive... good buy.

                By Zapatronix

                from New Brunswick, NJ

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

                Great and easy to use. I'd give it 5 stars if Formatt sold an adapter to mount it on a 'rod system ready' swing away arm. Otherwise, great.

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                4.0

                Good for the money

                By Leelon

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Digital Cinematographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                • Nice Flag

                Cons

                • Holds filter weird
                • No Filter Holders

                Best Uses

                • Contrast
                • Professional Look

                Comments about Formatt Hitech FM-600 4x4 Matte Box:

                Great little matte box for the money. Works great on my XL1s for just filters and contrast. I'd never use this box for anything other then filters. The rotating holder is hard to get to and is a little strange. There is also a random screw I can't figure out what does.

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                Adapter Rings

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                Required item: A lens mount adapter ring is not included and required to lens mount this matte box.

                Formatt Hitech -  75.5mm Adapter Ring - Clamp-on
                • You Pay: $36.00
                Usually ships in 2-4 weeks i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
                 

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