LanParte MB-02 4 x 5.65" Rod-Mounted Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rods

LanParte MB-02 4 x 5.65" Rod-Mounted Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rods

LanParte MB-02 4 x 5.65" Rod-Mounted Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rods

B&H # LAMB02 MFR # MB-02
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Product Highlights

  • Fits Lenses up to 150mm O.D.
  • Carbon Fiber Construction
  • Two Rotating 4 x 5.65" Filter Stages
  • 15mm Rod Mounting
  • Swing Away Design
  • Height Adjustable
  • Height Adjustable Filter Slots
  • Top & Side Flags
  • Universal Anti-Reflection Fabric Sleeve
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The LanParte MB-02 4 x 5.65" Rod Mounted Swing Away Matte Box for 15mm Rods is a 4 x 5.65" matte box that features carbon fiber and aluminum construction that makes it lightweight and durable. Designed to work with lenses with a maximum outer diameter of 150mm, the matte box features two rotating 4 x 5.65" (Panavision-sized) filter stages and mounts onto lightweight 15mm rods. The matte box incorporates a swing-away design for rapid lens changes, and features 1" of height adjustment that allows you to adjust for non-standard camera heights.

Both filter trays can slide in the rotating stages, allowing you to adjust their height. The included removable top and side flags can be precisely set and locked to block stray light from flaring your lens. An anti-reflection fabric sleeve is included to protect your image by blocking stray light from behind the camera sneaking around the lens and bouncing off of filters in the matte box. Please note the matte box does not include any support rods.

Lightweight Construction
The matte box itself is made out of carbon fiber, with aluminum used for the support structure. This provides a lightweight yet sturdy unit that is appropriate for shooting hand-held or with stabilizer rigs, when every ounce counts.
Swing Away Design
The swing-away design allows you to quickly move the matte box out of the way to check or change lenses, without having to remove the matte box from the support rods. This way you don't have to hand off the matte box to someone else, hold it under an arm or between your knees, or hang it under the rods while you work, greatly speeding your workflow and reducing the chance of dropping the matte box or having a filter tray fall out.
Height Adjustable
Sometimes during production, things just don't line up. The height adjustable swing away bracket allows you to adjust the height of the matte box up to 1" to compensate for misalignments or non-standard lens center height.
Rotating 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays
The matte box features an independently rotating 4 x 5.65" filter trays; this allows you to simultaneously rotate two filters, such as one polarizer and one graduated filter, or even two graduated filters, for creative effect. An included 4 x 4 insert allows you to use a 4 x 4" filter in the 4 x 5.65" tray, the insert prevents light from sneaking around the smaller filter.
Top & Side Flags
  • The removable top and side flags provide you additional flare control and attach to the matte box with a lockable hinged assembly. This allows you to precisely set your flags to match the edge of frame for different lenses and lock them in place so that they don't move during the shot.
  • Each side flag is made from two pieces with a pivot point that allows you to pivot the outer flap approximately 45° providing additional height so that the side flags can butt up against the top flag when it is in a raised position. The outer flap of the side flags run in a track, and a locking thumb nut allows you to lock the side flags pivot adjustment.
Universal Anti-Reflection Sleeve
A flexible fabric universal sleeve adjusts to the outer diameter of your lens, providing a light-tight seal so that light from behind the camera cannot leak through where the lens joins the matte box and reflect off filters to flare your image.
19mm Rod Support
The MB-02 can be converted for use on 19mm support rods via optional adapters or an optional 19mm support bracket.
UPC: 840534105020
In the Box
LanParte MB-02 4 x 5.65" Rod-Mounted Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rods
  • Flexible Anti-Reflection Sleeve
  • 2 x 4 x 5.65 Filter Holders
  • Top Flag
  • 2 x Side Flags
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    LanParte MB-02 specs

    Matte Box
    Filter Type 4 x 5.65"
    Total Filter Stages 2
    Rotating Stages 2 Independent
    Degree of Rotation 360°
    Rod System 15mm
    Materials Carbon fiber
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.268 x 11.339 x 5.984"

    LanParte MB-02 reviews

    MB-02 4 x 5.65" Rod-Mounted Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rods is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb matte box comparable to far more expensive brands I had to exchange the first one I received due to a manufacturing default, the replacement is excellent. Really excellent quality, feels comparable to the Arri matte boxes I've used extensively in the past, but at a fraction of the price. Note that it does come with both nuns knickers and fixed doughnut rings for a variety of lens sizes. My only complaint would be that it's slightly heavier than expected (given the carbon fibre), but no more so that other professional solutions.
    Date published: 2015-06-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall good, but only mounts to the Follow-Focus side I'd be very happy with this.� �However, it only mounts so the swing away arm is on the follow-focus side of the unit.� It will not swing away if mounted on the other side, or flipped around.� �If you are shooting fiction and you have an AC focus puller standing on the opposite side of the operator, you need the follow focus on that side on the camera.� �This matte box won't fit with the ff unit on that side of the rails.� �I've tried a variety of configurations but no dice.� �Will have to return the unit and buy a different brand :(� � � Seems like a pretty basic design flaw that they overlooked.
    Date published: 2018-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Excellent Matte Box for the Money This is a quality matte box that is both lightweight and well-built. Having come from an older Chrosziel, I wasn't prepared to spend a small fortune on another model that would fit my new larger lenses. Both stages rotate on this matte box, which is a fantastic feature. There are some design changes that would make it even better, though. For one, the french flag should fold in half, making it easier to pack and less prone to bending. Also, the nuts that hold the side flags and french flag are slightly fumbly due to washers getting in the way, so taking these items on and off during a shoot goes a little slower than it should. But, it's a small complaint, especially since side flags are considered optional items with more expensive manufacturers.
    Date published: 2015-09-28
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