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Wooden Camera UMB-1 Universal Matte Box (Clamp On)

BH #WO201900 • MFR #201900
Wooden Camera
Wooden Camera UMB-1 Universal Matte Box (Clamp On)
Key Features
  • Fits Lenses Up to 143mm O.D.
  • Two Rotating Filter Stages
  • Trays Support 4 x 5.65" Filteres
  • Clamp On Adapter Set
The Wooden Camera UMB-1 Universal Matte Box (Clamp On) features two rotating 4 x 5.65" filter stages, with an optional third stage available as an add-on. It has a 143mm diameter opening and includes a set of clamp-on adapter reduction rings for use with lens diameter ranging from 80mm to 136mm. For accessory mounting, the matte box includes NATO accessory rails on the left, right, and top. Completing the package is a folding top flag. The UMB-1 is designed to be user upgradable and can quickly transition between this Clamp On configuration and 15mm LWS rod mountable configurations (Base or Swing Away) using optional accessories.
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Wooden Camera UMB-1 Overview

The Wooden Camera UMB-1 Universal Matte Box (Clamp On) features two rotating 4 x 5.65" filter stages, with an optional third stage available as an add-on. It has a 143mm diameter opening and includes a set of clamp-on adapter reduction rings for use with lens diameter ranging from 80mm to 136mm. For accessory mounting, the matte box includes NATO accessory rails on the left, right, and top. Completing the package is a folding top flag. The UMB-1 is designed to be user upgradable and can quickly transition between this Clamp On configuration and 15mm LWS rod mountable configurations (Base or Swing Away) using optional accessories.

The components are shipped in a box with custom cut foam. This foam can be removed from the shipping box and inserted into a Pelican 1550 case. Please note that the Pelican 1550 case is not included.
UPC: 702534253623

Wooden Camera UMB-1 Specs

Opening143 mm
Filter Stages2 x Rotating (4 x 5.65")
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.9 x 14.9 x 7.7"

Wooden Camera UMB-1 Reviews

Great alternative to Arri Matte Boxes, but with an asterisk.

By Samuel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

It works like a charm, almost all the time. It's so close to just being a cheaper version of Arri's swing-away matte box. I'll start with what I love. The Pro set is great because it comes with all the bells and whistles in case you want to use swing-away or clamp on on many different sizes. Those adapter rings click into place and really feel like they're set in. The inclusion of all the French flags is great as well. The actual implementation of some other features is questionable. First of all, this kit was advertised as fitting into a Pelican 1550 with the included foam holders, which is a very thoughtful thing for Wooden Camera to do. In reality, the slots where the French flags are get very tight and bulge out, so I had to cut out one of the slots to give some breathing room. If you try to fit everything right into the Pelican without any modification, the foam really gets tight. Also one of the knobs to tighten the matte box on 15mm rods is a circle that lies right underneath the matte box part and is very difficult to reach and tighten unless you have thin fingers. Why wasn't this a wing nut tie down like the one on the opposite side??? Another thing is how the matte box actually swings away. You have to unlock it with a tie down, then rotate a knob to extend the matte box away from the lens, and then FINALLY press the button to release. It seems a bit convoluted, though sometimes it's a nice feature to have to adjust the matte box's position on lenses of slightly different lengths. But in the end, why didn't they just make the entire matte box easier to untighten and slide along the 15mm rods??? Still though, I'm happy I have this matte box in my kit. If you're wondering about this specific brand versus Tilta (cheapest) versus Arri (very expensive), I'd say this is a good compromise between the two and has every feature you'd want. Also a side note, I had to return the Tilta swing-away matte box for this one because the Tilta doesn't have as much height or angle control compared to the Wooden Camera version.

Awesome Matte Box for my Red Raven

By Corey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-15

Solid as a rock, lots of mounting points. I mount a zoom to the top nato rail when I need to run audio, works great.

Love it!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-11

Great build quality. �Love the way it is configurable to different setups quickly.

Love it

By Wilky
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-09

Love this matte box. Fits over our zacuto rails perfect. We use xeen glass. The skirt fits solid o the front of the lens housing. It is a bit tight and makes rolling focus a little harder. The top flag quick release is garbage. I tighten with an allen key and works great. We use 4x5.65 filters that fit perfect.

Really solid matte box

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

Matte boxes are a funny thing... you definitely need them and they're definitely expensive. I test drove a few, ranging in price and landed on Wooden's. It fulfills all my needs. It's lightweight, durable, really ergonomically sound, and most importantly, fits my old vintage lens which has a super large lens diameter. Not many matte boxes fit the older, larger vintage lenses and this one did. I love the swing away arm and the filter trays are great.

Attention to detail

By travis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-04

This matte box is worth every penny. You may be thinking “it’s just a matte box why spend that amount of money on something basic”. The reason id edge you in this direction is the quality of Arri products at a industry cheep price. The stages feel nice when slid into place and also feel secure. The customization is great because you can build as budget comes in. It’s durable and adjustable. Wooden is a great company and their products have always treated me well.

Well priced and functional, but quirky

By Mathew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-14

This thing feels very solid, and I was impressed with it back when I saw it on the show floor at NAB. The swing-away locking pin is really solid, the tray anti-drop latch reduces a lot of anxiety, and it all still feels very compact for the amount of features. Coming from a Redrock Micro mattebox, the UMB-1 is a big step up. Its not perfect though. My three biggest gripes with this mattebox are #1: the small size of the tray locking and rotation knobs. I have to place my fingers at a specific angle to have any hope of adjusting those screws, and I keep mixing up rotation vs. tray lock. #2: The left NATO slide hits my follow focus when Im using shorter still lenses. The length of the rail makes sense though, so its just an unfortunate thing. #3: The retaining ring for the 138mm round holder is incredibly tiny, and sits INSIDE the holder, so its impossible to lock it securely without smudging the filter itself.

Solid construction

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-15

For the price there is nothing better. Solid construction, modular design. This does everything you'd want and can handle the rigors of on set use and abuse.

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Can I drop in a rota pola frame in the clamp on version of this mattebox? If so, is there one that is recommended?
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What is the weight of the matte box in it's different configurations?
Asked by: Aleutian C.
I have just weighed my working configurations...The main matte box, with rubber donut, ready to place on the rods for use with Zeiss CP.2, Xeen, and the Sony 28-135mm f/4 lenses weighs 2lb 8.4ozThe side flags each weigh 2.6oz and the top/bottom flags each weigh 7.3ozI hope this helps...Pete
Answered by: Peter B.
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Can i use the clamp on adapter on this version ?

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Asked by: Ameir
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Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-05-09

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Does this have a holder for 4x4” filters?
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Although the UMB-1 trays are designed for 4x5.65 filters, they will hold 4x4 filters as well, though they will not be matted on the sides. They should cover the viewing area of all but the very widest lenses.
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What is the minimum/maximum distance between the ...

What is the minimum/maximum distance between the center of the lens opening and the center of the rods?
Asked by: Jared
this is a standard and will depend on the camera, the matte*box and ALL matte-boxes are built / designed to the ARRI standards for Rod mounting. the distance from the lens/lens mount center to the rod center depends on the particular camera as each camera manufactures specific heights vary.
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