CAME-TV L-M3 DSLR Matte Box with Top and Side Flags for LWS 15mm Rods

CAME-TV L-M3 DSLR Matte Box with Top and Side Flags for LWS 15mm Rods

CAME-TV L-M3 DSLR Matte Box with Top and Side Flags for LWS 15mm Rods

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  • Fits Lenses up to 86mm in Diameter
  • 2 x Rotating 4x4" Filter Stages
  • Mounts on 15mm LWS Rods
  • Matte Box Features Height Adjustment
  • Top and Side Flags Included
  • 3x Anti Reflection Donuts Included
  • 2x 4x4" Filter Trays Included
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CAME-TV LM3 overview

  • 1Description

The L-M3 DSLR Matte Box with Top and Side Flags for LWS 15mm Rods from CAME-TV is suitable for use with a wide variety of DSLR cameras and baseplates with 15mm LWS rod (cameras, baseplates, and rods are not included). It is constructed from high-grade ABS plastic, and the included flags are made from aluminum.

The L-M3's height can be adjusted to match the lens of your camera when mounted on a 15mm rod system. The top and side flags are removable using two thumbscrews, and the flag hinges are lockable. The matte box fits lenses with a front diameter up to 86mm, and it is compatible with wide-angle lenses. The included anti-reflection donuts allow you fit lenses with an outer diameter of 51, 64, and 76mm as well. The L-M3 features two filter stages that support 4x4" filter trays and rotate 360°.

The top flag and both side flags are removable, and easily slot into the matte boxes lockable hinges that allow you to securely set the flag position so it doesn't droop into your frame.
The included anti-reflection donuts are soft and flexible, allowing you to stretch them onto lenses with varying diameters. Once mounted on your lens, the donuts prevent stray light from sneaking from behind the lens and flaring any filters you have in the matte box.
The matte box attaches to the included 15mm LWS rod clamps via a long slotted tang that allows you to adjust the height of the matte box up to almost 3" to compensate for non-standard lens to rod height.
UPC: 603629359322
In the Box
CAME-TV L-M3 DSLR Matte Box with Top and Side Flags for LWS 15mm Rods
  • Top Flag
  • 2 x Side Flags
  • 2 x 4x4" Filter Trays
  • 3 x Anti-Reflection Donuts
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    CAME-TV LM3 specs

    Height Adjustment 2.8" / 7.0 cm
    Dimensions Matte Box: 0.6 x 1.1 x 1.3" / 14.0 x 29.0 x 32.0 mm
    Top Flag: 1.2 x 0.5" / 30.0 x 13.7 mm
    Side Flag: 0.8 x 0.5" / 21.5 x 13.5 mm
    Weight Matte Box: 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 10.8 x 4.7"

    CAME-TV LM3 reviews

    L-M3 DSLR Matte Box with Top and Side Flags for LWS 15mm Rods is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value I bought this for use with a Panasonic AG-DVX200. This has three aluminum barn door non-expandable shades that may be adjusted to eliminate gaps between the top and side shades. The shades are aluminum, with a simi-matte finish. Also has two 4 x 4 filter holders. One is fixed while the other can be rotated. I refinished the inside of each shade with matte black stray paint. I prefer this to the CAVision 3 x 3 matte box which sells for about $. Overall the smaller CAVision with expandable top and sides cannot be adjusted to eliminate the gaps between the shades. It does, however, also have two filter slots, one fixed and one that may be rotated.
    Date published: 2015-12-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good enough. I use this matte box on a rig for my Sony A7s.It is pretty solid for being mostly plastic. The side flags do not adjust vertically so there is a little difficulty using them with the top flag. The rod attachment is slightly too large for regular 15mm rods, and I need to crank this to an uncomfortable tightness to get it to stay in place. (I'm using SmallRig rods and they work with many other manufacturer's attachments no problem). Also, it is a trivial thing, but definitely worth noting... Cheaper matte boxes are identified with blue hardware, so I wanted to avoid that and it was one of the reasons I purchased this matte box. I was disappointed to see that this matte box has blue hardware, which is different from the picture. If I knew this, I would have spent $$on a different matte box that has adjustable flags.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for the price. Plastic seems to be just fine I purchased this based totally on the price. I wasn't sure if I would need or really want a matte box, so I went budget to give it a try. The flags are metal, the hardware is metal, but the box itself is plastic. I have it mounted on 12' Ikan rods in front of a Fujinon 18x BERM HD lens on an FS7. I'm not sure how much weight the plastic construction saves me, but my rig is heavy enough as it is, so I can't imagine adding more pounds to the front of the camera. Bonus feature- the long metal grove that lets you adjust the hight makes a nice brace for holding the camera when your arms get tired.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad... a bit of a bargain, really! OK, it's a cheap matte box, can't get around that. But it's not bad. Sits on the rods firmly, reasonably light, flags are a bit stiff to move, plastic bits are decent, and it does the job. The filter holders are kind of flimsy, but they do work as long as you are careful. Some have said the one doesn't rotate too well. Mine works OK, it's a bit stiff and I don't think I'd want to rotate it while shooting, but get it set up prior and move it gently and no problem. It does seem to loosen up a bit with more use, BTW. Not bad for a first matte box on a budget, and it has a good height range so you can get it adjusted on different cameras and rigs. My only issue is the flags; if you're breaking down the thing for transport the top flag pretty much as to come off. You can fold the sides in but the top one won't fold shut completely. For storage/transport you may be better off taking all the flags off (only reason I gave it 4 stars). If you can live with that I don't think you can beat it for the price!
    Date published: 2017-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for use with GH5 I use this with my GH5 and it works great. The set of donuts that come with it are sized to work with almost any lens. Although it's plastic, it's very sturdy and I haven't had any problems with it. You can't go wrong for the price.
    Date published: 2018-09-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for students Really decent, save for the filter trays. They are flimsy. It's quite adequate though.
    Date published: 2015-11-03
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