Swedish Chameleon SC3:Matte x3

Swedish Chameleon SC3:Matte x3


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Product Highlights

  • Three Rotatable Trays for 4x4" Filters
  • Swing-Away and Height Adjustment
  • Standard 15mm Rod Support Mount
  • Sun Hood Inspired by DSLR Lens Hoods
  • Compatible with Diameters up to 120mm
  • Flexible Universal Lightseal
  • No Vignetting at 28mm on Full Frame
  • Aluminum Construction with Rubber Hood
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You Pay: $781.00

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The Swedish Chameleon SC3:Matte x3 is an innovative matte box design, ideal for use with DSLR cameras and professional, mid-sized camcorders. The SC3:Matte x3 features three 4x4" fully rotatable filter stages, which allows users to —for example— set up two polarizing filters to create a Fader ND and still have an available slot for an effect filter. The SC3:Matte x3 has a simple and compact swing-away and height-adjustment mechanism, which can be adjusted from 70mm to 110mm center to center.

A matte box is an excellent tool for maximizing light control and an efficient means of deploying and adjusting filters. Swedish Chameleon's SC3:Matte x3 can accommodate wide-angle lenses and exhibits no vignetting at 28mm on full frame cameras, such as the Canon 5D Mark III. Its robust aluminum construction keeps camera rigs lightweight (1.72 lb), and the soft rubber hood features low reflectivity and improves light control.

Key Features
  • All three 4x4" filter trays can be rotated a full 360°
  • Integrated swing-away and height adjustment
  • Standard mount for 15mm rod support systems
  • Soft rubber hood inspired by DSLR and old-style ENG lens hoods
  • Compatible with lenses with up to 120mm front side diameter
  • Flexible, universal light seal with adjustable cinch
  • No vignetting with 28mm wide angle lenses on full frame sensors
  • Aluminum construction keeps camera rigs lightweight (1.72 lb)
Lens Fit and Mount Up to 120mm inside diameter<> Smaller diameters with flexible light seal
Filter Stages 4x4" rotating (x3)
Weight 1.72 lb (0.78 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 7.6 x 6.4"
Swedish Chameleon SC3:Matte x3
  • Soft Rubber Hood
  • 3 x 4x4" Filter Holders
  • Swing-Away and Height Adjustment Bracket for 15mm Rod Systems
  • 5 Year Parts Warranty

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    Swedish ChameleonSC3:Matte x3

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Unusual swedish gem

    By Daniel

    from Palo Alto, CA


    • High Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish


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        Comments about Swedish Chameleon SC3:Matte x3:

        I have stumbled upon this product while looking for a matte box suitable for small indie projects. I am using large-size lenses like LOMO anamorphics that often come in quirky squarefront cases and I looked at many inexpensive chinese designs that never seemed to be right from size, build and function points (mostly up to 105mm, thin filter trays etc).

        Now imagine my happiness to find SC3.

        It costs a little bit more than I would love to have it for, but it is a lightweight, solid, very efficient design that takes three glass filters. I especially like the string-driven apron instead of the usual plastic ring because it makes very easy attaching lenses of different geometry. All that and, yes, it looks cool.

        There are some nitpicks I have for this product as well.

        First, I am yet to find extra filter holders. It's a pain to slide glass in out all day long.

        Second, it takes some force to push the support clamp across the 15mm rods even with a tightening nut fully released (minor issue).

        Third, some people may worry about no option for oversized french flag. This can be good or bad as slim sides allow for much easier transport and handling. Personally I am happy with the way it is.

        Finally, Swedish Chameleon is boutique swedish manufacturer may not last, so get this thing while you can.

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