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Porta Brace MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black)

B&H # POMB1B MFR # MB-1B
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You Pay: $181.41
Product Highlights
  • Fits Camcorder Matte Box Set-up
  • Organizes All Parts
  • !000D Cordura Nylon Exterior
  • Fully Foam Padded Interior
  • Rigid Interior Frame
  • Interior and Exterior Pockets
  • Suede-leather Covered Carry Handles
  • HB-10 Suede Leather Covered Strap

The Porta Brace MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black) is designed to carry a Matte Box such Chrosziel, Fujinon, Petroff, Tiffen, Vocas or similar size matte box set-up. It organizes all the parts of the Matte Box; so it can be quickly transferred to the camera lens. The case is made from 1000 denier water-resistant Cordura nylon with a rigid interior frame and a fully foam padded interior. There is a large front outside pocket for accessories and a mesh pocket inside the top that allows viewing the contents. Optional FC-1 or FC-2 filter cases can be stowed inside allowing an entire matte box system to be ready at hand. The case is carried by suede leather-covered carry handles or an HB-10 suede leather-covered shoulder strap.

Construction
  • 1000 denier water-resistant Cordura nylon exterior
  • Rigid interior frame
  • Fully foam padded interior
  • Zipper closure
Pockets
  • Large front outside pocket for accessories
  • Mesh pocket inside the top allows viewing contents and is easily accessible using the sliding zippers
  • Optional FC-1 or FC-2 filter cases stowed inside allow entire matte box system to be ready at hand
Carrying options
  • Suede leather-covered carry handles
  • Porta Brace HB-10 removable, adjustable suede leather-covered shoulder strap
Material Exterior: 1000 denier Cordura nylon
Interior: Fully padded
Interior: Rigid frame
Type of Closure Zippers
Interior Dimensions 15 x 6.0 x 7.5" (38 x 15.24 x 19.05cm) (LxWxH)
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handle
HB-10 shoulder strap
Weight 3.4 lbs (1.54kg)
Porta Brace MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Porta BraceMB-1B Matte Box Case (Black)
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    4.0

    Good, not great

    By Jon Hillenbrand Photography

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Heavy duty
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Hook And Loop Too Strong
    • Limited Configurability
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • Professional Films

    Comments about Porta Brace MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black):

    I use this to store my Genustech PV matte box and Redrock Micro follow focus along with a few other things.

    CONS:
    ·I don't think it's really meant as a dedicated matte box case because there's no easy way to carry filter trays or filters built into the case.

    ·Also, the top lid is difficult to zipper open and closed around the front corners.

    ·The top carry handles fall to the sides when you put the case on the ground. There's no way to stick them together. When you want to pick the case back up, you have to reach down on one side and then the other to grab the two handles, usually with two hands. That's a pain.

    ·The fabric inside the case is very soft and pliable which makes it bad for the SUPER!!-strong hook and loop fastener used for the dividers.

    ·The main middle-divider is SOOOO stiff that it's very difficult to move around if you don't want to keep it in the default space.

    ·Only the main divider and two smaller side dividers are included. It should include more for more organizational options.

    ·Strap is very nice, but so overbuilt and stiff that it will never break in to the curve of your shoulder if you are only carrying a matte box and assorted lightweight items in it. Recommend you carry some rocks in the case to break in the strap. ;)

    PROS:
    ·Incredible build-quality of Porta Brace - This case will last a lifetime

    ·Materials such as the suede covering on the shoulder strap and handles is very nice and well padded

    ·Plush interior (see above) that seems like it will protect whatever you put into it.

    ·Incredibly stiff sides and interior insert (see above) means that you can practically stand on top of this case and it won't collapse (I weigh 200 lbs)

    ·Comes with a small LED flashlight/carabiner that is kind of cheap but is a nice addition. The flashlight seems ok, but the carabiner will break after a while.

    ·Long cords on the zippers definitely help. Nice design on that front.

    Overall, it's kind of a strange case. I would recommend it for the quality, but everyone has personal needs. There aren't really ANY other dedicated matte box cases for a reasonable price out there. This one does the job, but I'd like different dividers and maybe a dedicated 4x4 or 4x5.65 filter tray holder or case or pocket or something. Most of my other cases are LowePro and they are just so flexible and well thought out, but not as heavy duty.

    Sorry for the low quality pics attached to the review but they are just for illustration purposes.

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    3.0

    A HAIR TOO SMALL FOR RED ROCK MICRO

    By Drew

    from Ft. Lauderdale

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Might Be A Little Small

    Best Uses

      Comments about Porta Brace MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black):

      It's a Porta Brace so its a solid case hands down.

      However, this case is a suggested accessory for the Redrock Micro microMatteBox and it is just a hair small so you have to take the rig almost completely apart to fit in the case.

      If it were a half inch longer end to end and a two inches deeper front to back then you would be able to quickly and easily store that matte box config.

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      5.0

      Solid Case

      By royvertigo

      from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Lots of Pockets

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • DSLR support

        Comments about Porta Brace MB-1B Matte Box Case (Black):

        The Porta Brace Matte Box Case is a brute of a case...while it's labeled as a matte box case, it can really serve a number of functions. Not quite wide enough to hold a DSLR with the matte box attached, but still big enough to hold the matte box, filters, French flag, rods, and tripod adapter, and still have room for a small external monitor with mounting gear and batteries.

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        • Business
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