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Matthews RoadFlags II Frame (48 x 48")

BH #MA169614 • MFR #169614
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Matthews RoadFlags II Frame (48 x 48")
Key Features
  • Frame Breaks Down into 4 Pieces
The RoadFlags II Frame is part of a system of light controls made by Matthews for the mobile photographer or videographer who needs to travel fast and light. The 48 x 48" metal frame sets up and breaks down into 4 pieces in seconds and fits in an optional 15 x 49" carry case.
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Matthews RoadFlag II Overview

The RoadFlags II Frame is part of a system of light controls made by Matthews for the mobile photographer or videographer who needs to travel fast and light. The 48 x 48" metal frame sets up and breaks down into 4 pieces in seconds and fits in an optional 15 x 49" carry case.

Matthews RoadFlag II Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)48.5 x 5.5 x 0.5"

Matthews RoadFlag II Reviews

Works great!

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-05

I love this frame for how big it is and how easy it is to travel with. It is way easier to bring on set and put it in a light stand case than having one that doesn't break down, even the newer 40'' frames. You can buy multiple fabrics which is great to. I have the silk and black fabrics. Only complaint is that it didn't come with any velcro, straps or a system to keep it together when traveling. I wish they had more fabric options and made one that could be used as a book light... maybe some day!

A mess

By Rob
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

Good concept. Functionality is ok and build is ok. I just think they really missed the purpose of having the frame break down. It doesn't fit it most tripod cases. Doesn't fit in most stand cases. There is no case or sleeve or even Velcro wrap to keep them together. I find them difficult to travel even in the car. Sure it's easier that a built 4x4 but it's still difficult to move around.

Amazing for travel

By Wesley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

These frames are the best way to get 4x4 frames without the giant footprint in your vehicle. They're great

An improvement over the first generation.

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

Handy and portable.

Good luck making one yourself for less $$

By Kent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

Everyone - myself included - complains about the price of Matthews equipment. But you can't complain about the functionality. This might seem overpriced for what it is, but you'll forget about the money spent once you've used it a handful of times with no complaints. Screw those annoying popup reflectors/scrims. Get a real tool that works every time without needing a voice actuated stand every time you set it up.

It works

By walter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

Does exactly what it's supposed to. It's strong and doesn't flex or bend like a cheap product would, and even though it isn't lightweight, it doesn't weight a ton either. I can't tell but it feels like there might be magnets in the connecting pieces because the attach easily and seem to like to stay put... maybe it's just good manufacturing. Anyway, I like it - just wish it came with the bag.

Very compact

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

A number of years back I bought the Matthews 4x4 kit which is packed in a 48 x 28 soft case. That case takes up to much room in my minivan package. The redesign of this 48 frame is much more compact and easier to load.

Good stuff

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

Matthews. Best lesson in buying once, buy it for life. I have gear from the 90s still going strong. That said, this is pretty simple. But well made. Will need a case eventually and might want something bigger than the matthew's.

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Do these frames have the same warning as Road Rags about interior use only? Are these strong enough to use outside in moderate wind?
Asked by: Steve
You can use them in the light wind, but beware. I do not recommend using a C stand. Something stronger is required if you are working alone. Two sandbags recommended. It is best to have an assistant. They are great for diffusing direct sunlight. Enough coverage for a head and shoulders portrait, if you are showing a half body in your composition you may start to see the edges of the frame in your shot. I use the silk diffuser. Even though they are collapsible I like to load them into my van assembled. On-site assembly is a pain. They are a great investment for a location portrait photographer. No regrets here!
Answered by: Anton
Date published: 2021-01-15

Is this just the frame or does it come with the ...

Is this just the frame or does it come with the fabrics as well?
Asked by: Kantola
This is the frame alone.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2022-08-11

I ordered this frame yesterday, and I wonder if ...

I ordered this frame yesterday, and I wonder if there are more diffusers than the Matthews RoadFlag Fabric, Artificial Silk, that I can buy? I am most interested in a diffuser that stops at least two stops of light, like the Savage Translum Heavy Weight Grade? It seems I must buy this separate and cut it to the fit the 48 x 48 frame?
Asked by: Stian Schloesse
While Matthews only has the one silk for the kit, you can use any diffusion you want with clips. Translum can work if cut down to size.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-04-22

Can this be fitted to an umbrella adapter such as ...

Can this be fitted to an umbrella adapter such as https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1359191-REG/manfrotto_026z_lite_tite_nero.html/specs ?
Asked by: Swee Loong
Looks as though the pin will fit into this receiver, but i don't believe the adapter is robust enough to support the RoadFlags II frame. A 2.5" Grip Head is recommended.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2019-11-14

what is included in this, only the frame? or does ...

what is included in this, only the frame? or does it come with the silk?
Asked by: Andrew
The following is enclosed with purchase Matthews RoadFlags II Frame (48 x 48") Limited 1-Year Warranty
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-07-24

Are there any other thicker diffusion materials ...

Are there any other thicker diffusion materials in this size that fits the the frame?
Asked by: Stian Schloesse
This will hold any flag/material that is 48"x48". Click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/3hg1LF2
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-06-05

question

What material is this frame made from?
Asked by: Philip
The frame's made out of some sort of hollow metal. It's pretty light and could be bent with your hands if you tried hard enough. It gets the job done though. Easy to set up, easy to break down, easy to transport. I recommend it as I'm thinking about buying a second one.
Answered by: Dan C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I wish you had more pictures with more information, such as, what does it look like when it is actually set up?
Asked by: christopher p.
Their is a picture of a 48 x48 silk on line under road flags check it out.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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