Kit out your Sony F5 or F55 cinema camera for serious production with this Chrosziel 456-20 Matte Box Kit. This kit is comprised of the Chrosziel 456-20 matte box and the Chrosziel F5/55 LWS baseplate. Using the included 15mm rods, the matte box can be securely attached to the setup with room left over for more accessories such as follow focuses and lens supports. See below for more information on the individual items included with this kit.
Chrosziel Lightweight Support for Sony F5/F55 with Rods
With the Chrosziel Lightweight Support for Sony F5/F55 you can mount 15mm LWS-compatible accessories to your Sony F5 or F55 camera. The baseplate is set to the correct height, ensuring that the optical axis conforms to the 15mm LWS standard in order to correctly fit matte boxes, follow focuses, lens supports and other industry standard accessories. The bottom of this plate allows for mounting on the separately available Chrosziel 19mm studio bridgeplate while still maintaining the proper optical axis. A set of two 12" 15mm rods are included with this baseplate.
Chrosziel Matte Box 456-20 Academy (2 Filter Holders)
The Chrosziel Matte Box 456-20 Academy (2 Filter Holders) consists of a 456-R20 matte box, French flag, a filter stage for two individually rotating filter holders, two 4 x 5.65"/5 x 5" filter holders, a 130mm clamp-on rear plate, and a bracket for 15mm lightweight support rods. It is ideal for use with handheld and studio production cameras.
The 456-R20 Matte Box offers a wide angle (16:9/4:3) housing for lenses as wide as 12mm (35mm Academy) and eliminates the effects of vignetting. Equipped with a filter stage for two independently rotating 4 x 5.65"/5 x 5" filter holders, the matte box provides sufficient space for adjusting the position of filters.
Provided with a French flag, the Matte Box 456-20 Academy controls the angle of light and eliminates lens glare and flare. It can be coupled with optional side wings for accurate light adjustment. The kit includes a 130mm clamp-on rear plate and a bracket for use with 15mm lightweight support rods (optional).
With optional bridgeplate adapters, you can interface the kit with 15 or 19mm bridgeplate rods. An optional swing-away bracket, attached to the back of the matte box housing, allows for quick and efficient lens changes.
Chrosziel C-411-65 Step-Down Ring 130:114mm
The Chrosziel AC-411-65 is a 130:114mm step-down ring that fits into the 130mm clamp of the 450W-20, 456-20 & 456-30 matte boxes and the 412-02F130 sunshade. The ring creates a 114mm thread which is used for connecting many cine-style lenses, such as Zeiss Compact Primes, Sony PL-mount primes, and Angenieux Optimo DP Rouge zooms.