ARRI'S SMB-2 Matte Box Tilt Set includes the modular components needed to hold up to three 4 x 5.65" filters in a tilting configuration. The SMB-2 is designed for use with most primes and smaller zoom lenses. This SMB-2 Tilt set consists of the SMB-2 Tilt matte box, a 138/114mm bellows ring, a two-filter stage, a one-filter stage, and the 19mm Studio Arm. The SMB-2's modular design features stackable filter stages, a removable sunshade with captive screws, and rotatable stages with a rear, geared frame drive. The included bellows filter ring adapts to the tilt movement and accepts one 138mm round filter such as a polarizer. The swing-away front provides easy access to your lens without having to slide the matte box off the rods.
Three horizontal filter frames are included, one of which is geared for use with the gear mechanism on either the one- or two-filter stages. The gear function enables your AC to smoothly adjust a graduated filter as needed during a shot, such as when panning across a horizon or between areas with varying exposure levels. The SMB-2 will accommodate ARRI Master and Ultra Primes as wide as 14mm as well as the Alura series zooms.
Accessories such as a top flag, side flags, and matte sets are available separately. An anamorphic sunshade and corresponding mattes and flags can also be purchased separately.
ARRI 4" x 5.65" SMB-2 Tilt Studio Matte Box
The SMB-2 Tilt Matte Box Module from ARRI is composed of a 4:3 sunshade, a tilting extension module, and an R2 ring–compatible back plate. A mounting arm is not included nor are any filter stages or tilting filter ring. The SMB-2 has a modular design, and is ready to accept stackable 4" x 5.65" filter stages, either the 19mm or 15mm rod mounting arm, and other separately available components as you wish. The SMB-2's swing-away design provides easy access to your lens without having to slide the matte box off the rods.
The tilt feature of this SMB-2 version may be used to disperse filter reflections from car headlights, streetlamps, and other sources. The SMB-2's back plate is sized to accept a 138mm tilting filter ring, an R2 adapter or other reflex prevention ring (available separately). When shooting with an ALEXA in 2.8K format and using up to a 3-filter stage, the SMB-2 will accommodate lenses as wide as the 14mm ARRI Master/Ultra Primes, and the ALURA series zooms.
The SMB-2's removable 4:3 aspect-ratio sunshade may be swapped out with a 2:1 ratio version for anamorphic capture (available separately). The sunshades handily feature captive screws so you won't find yourself searching for tiny black screws in a dim studio after you've removed the shade for any reason.
ARRI SMB-2 One-Filter Stage with 1 Filter Frame
The SMB-2 One-Filter Stage from ARRI includes one geared filter frame. This stackable stage features a rear gearing mechanism for use with one geared filter tray. It also has an integrated filter/tray catcher to prevent the tray from sliding through bottom of the stage when the side lock is loosened. The stage's one 4 x 5.65" filter frame is rotatable.
ARRI 19mm Studio Arm for SMB-2 Matte Box
The 19mm Studio Arm for SMB-2 is a mounting component of the ARRI SMB-2 Studio Matte Box. This bracket attaches to the SMB-2 via its set of integrated rods. A large, knurled thumbscrew is used to fasten the bracket onto a pair of 19mm rods (not included). Vertical adjustments can be made with a 0.3mm Allen key.
ARRI R2 Tilting Filter Ring for SMB-2 (114mm)
This R2 Tilting Filter Ring for SMB-2 from ARRI is a 138-114mm bellows ring that follows the tilt movement of the SMB-2 Matte Box. The ring reduces the opening of the matte box back plate to accommodate lenses with a 114mm outer diameter. The included threaded ring supports the mounting of a 138mm round filter such as a polarizer.