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PolarPro Basecamp Matte Box Kit with Variable ND 2-5 & Polarizer Filters

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PolarPro Basecamp Matte Box Kit with Variable ND 2-5 & Polarizer Filters
Key Features
  • Lightweight Design for Drone/Aerial Use
  • Variable ND 2-5 & Polarizer Filters
  • 80, 87, 95, 100, 104 & 110mm Clamp Rings
  • Fits Lenses with 77 & 82mm Front Threads
The Basecamp Matte Box Kit with Variable ND 2-5 and Polarizer Filters from PolarPro is a very lightweight, compact matte box designed for drone or aerial use. It uses dedicated filters with integrated frames for easy, toolless mounting. This kit includes a variable ND 2-5 filter and a circular polarizer. Versatile mounting options include 80, 87, 95, 100, 104, and 110mm clamp rings to fit compatible lenses and plates to fit lenses with 77 or 82mm front threads.
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PolarPro BaseCamp Overview

The Basecamp Matte Box Kit with Variable ND 2-5 and Polarizer Filters from PolarPro is a very lightweight, compact matte box designed for drone or aerial use. It uses dedicated filters with integrated frames for easy, toolless mounting. This kit includes a variable ND 2-5 filter and a circular polarizer. Versatile mounting options include 80, 87, 95, 100, 104, and 110mm clamp rings to fit compatible lenses and plates to fit lenses with 77 or 82mm front threads.

The included top flag helps block glare and bright reflections from hitting your lens. The Basecamp Matte Box Kit with Variable ND also comes with a soft carrying case and a microfiber cleaning cloth. It can be mounted on a 15mm LWS rod system using a separately available adapter.

Features

Holds one 5.5 x 5.5" Basecamp filter with integrated frame and one 4.5" round filter
Lightweight, compact design with toolless mounting
Versatile mounting including multiple clamp sizes and lens thread plate adapters
A top flag is included to block unwanted glare and reflections
UPC: 817465023822

PolarPro BaseCamp Specs

Filter Stages1 x Fixed Stage (5 x 5")
Trayless Filter Slots1 x 4.5" Round
Lens Compatibility82 mm Lens Filter Thread (via Included Adapter)
77 mm Lens Filter Thread (via Included Adapter)
80 mm Clamp (via Included Adapter)
87 mm Clamp (via Included Adapter)
95 mm Clamp (via Included Adapter)
100 mm Clamp (via Included Adapter)
104 mm Clamp (via Included Adapter)
110 mm Clamp (via Included Adapter)
Swing-AwayNo
Flags1 x Top Flag
MaterialFrame, Filter Tray: Aluminum
Vertical AdjustmentYes
Horizontal AdjustmentYes
Tilt AdjustmentYes
Dimensions7.28 x 5.71" / 185 x 145 mm
Weight12.7 oz / 360 g (with Filters)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.5 x 8.1 x 4.9"

PolarPro BaseCamp Reviews

Very nice lightweight system.

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

If you're looking for an inexpensive lightweight all-in one system, this one is hard to beat.

GREAT MATTE BOX WITH A COUPLE IRKY THINGS

By culumbus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

First of all this matte box is slick, the design is amazing!!! The box it came with is a work of art Amazing!! the quality of the glass and matte box is great. It is lightweight, the build quality is top notch. Also when you order from POLAR PRO DIRECTLY they give you the 6-9 nd for free. The only thing I don't like about this is the fact that when you use the ND at its darkest value you get the X showing.

Best matte box for the price!!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

Light weight and easy to use with no tools required and looks great with the gold accent. The quality of the variable ND is top notch!! There's little to no Vignetting

Exceeds Expectations

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-21

This thing is super light weight and very well built. Can easily mount on a gimbal camera. The design is very well thought out and is the perfect solution for a vari ND

Surprising new addition

By Kranky Plate
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-19

I was always apprehensive using my dslr outdoors without built-in ND. This fixes all the things.

The best Variable ND

By Ali
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-20

The best Variable ND I have ever purchased, Light weight, does the job and nice finish.

It's so freaking light weight!

By Jayaprakash
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

Love this kit. I film wildlife with a A7s3 and a Sony 200-600 rig and this is perfect specially the inbuilt polariser. I often film birds and wildlife around lakes, the rotating polariser and the ND works great controlling all the reflections and more importantly it's so freaking light I also use it for my DJI RS2 gimbal shots with cine lenses!

Great system just not for me (run and gun videography)

By Jacob
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

I bought the default base camp matte box system when buying my FX3 kit a few months ago over a regular screw on VND filter kit because I thought I would like this more... and I was wrong and slightly regret it after seeing Freewell's magnetic VND mist 7-1 system. Pros: + Built amazingly clean and durable + Drop in and out filter ecosystem + Nice case comes with and packaging + Can attach to common cine lens diameters + Basically no vignette (if directly on lens) + Well designed ecosystem of filters and accessories for target consumer Cons: - No hard stops to indicate when cross polarization is about to come in cross (very annoying and my biggest gripe about it) - A non-stop Turn dial that has no exposure markings (2nd biggest gripe) - A bit of a pricey filter/accessories ecosystem to get the 2nd filter extension unit, a mist and 6-9vnd will set you well over $1k - not fun to carry if you want to keep everything minimal in cases. Takes up space Conclusion: My fault for picking this up I should of thought it out more. Not the best system for running on lighter rigs like the FX3 or A7siii unless your going to rig them up big big into cinema cameras or put them on drones or something. if you are working with cinema cameras on a regular this may be perfect for you. The biggest thing you will notice is the lack of indications on the filters telling you when it will cross polarize and the exposure but if you are okay with not having that or hard stops then it sounds like a good deal. For me I will be returning it and going back to the screw on filters by polar pro or free-well way better to be running and gunning for weddings and collecting B-roll for clients even tho they won't see a beefy matte box and be wowed

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can I add additional flags to the left & right?

can I add additional flags to the left & right?
Asked by: Anuar
We're afraid not. PolarPro does not offer flags for the sides.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-03-06

Can this be clamped onto a 82mm Simmod lens ring ...

Can this be clamped onto a 82mm Simmod lens ring with an 85mm O.D.?
Asked by: Ryan
No, the thread size needs to match the 80, 87, 95, 100, 104 & 110mm Clamp Rings.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-04-15

Can I have a Pro mist filter on my lens and then ...

Can I have a Pro mist filter on my lens and then add the Basecamp matte box with the polarizer on top of the pro mist and attach the whole Basecamp system?
Asked by: Ross
Yes, you can have a pro mist filter on your lens and then use the front threading on the filter to attach the appropriate thread plate adapter from the base camp system.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-03-26

Can this mattebox work with Sony PZ 28-135mm?

Can this mattebox work with Sony PZ 28-135mm?
Asked by: Paul
yes it can
Answered by: Jabari
Date published: 2021-04-07

How does this work with the dzofilm pictor zooms?

How does this work with the dzofilm pictor zooms?
Asked by: John
You can use the 95mm clamp on adapter to mount the PolarPro Basecamp to the DZOfilm Pictor Zooms.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-07

Will this work on Zeiss CP 2 which has 114mm ...

Will this work on Zeiss CP 2 which has 114mm diameter ?
Asked by: cengteng
Yes, this matte box will support Zeiss CP.2 lenses and "Natively Fits 114mm Outer-Diameter Lenses" without an adapter.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-04-04

I saw this system will not work with a Sigma ...

I saw this system will not work with a Sigma 14-24 F 2.8 DG DN, but can you confirm is not possible to make it fit if we put it on rails (and the "lightfly")?
Asked by: Ciril
That is correct, this is not compatible with the Sigma 14-24mm. It cannot be used with that lens.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-05-03

What about adding their new diffusion filters to ...

What about adding their new diffusion filters to this kit?
Asked by: William
This is proprietary system that only works with the BaseCamp Filters with Built-In Frame.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-07
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