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Tilta Mirage Matte Box with Motorized VND & Circular Polarizer Kit

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Tilta Mirage Matte Box with Motorized VND & Circular Polarizer Kit
Key Features
  • Mirage Matte Box with Top Flag
  • Motorized VND Module, 15mm Rod Support
  • Nucleus Nano Wireless Controller & Motor
  • 95mm Mirage Circular Polarizer Filter
Control the light into your lens and add filters with this Tilta Mirage Matte Box with Motorized VND & Circular Polarizer Kit put together by B&H. The kit includes the Mirage matte box, a top flag, a motorized VND module, a circular filter tray, a Nucleus Nano motor with adapter, a wireless motor controller, a battery/charger set, a power supply, four adapter rings, and a carry case.
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Tilta MB-T16 Overview

Control the light into your lens and add filters with this Tilta Mirage Matte Box with Motorized VND & Circular Polarizer Kit put together by B&H. The kit includes the Mirage matte box, a top flag, a motorized VND module, a circular filter tray, a Nucleus Nano motor with adapter, a wireless motor controller, a battery/charger set, a power supply, four adapter rings, and a carry case.

The lightweight matte box can easily mount onto your camera, drone, or gimbal rig to provide light control and add a filter system with motorized VND operation. The motor turns the VND module using the wireless controller, which comes in handy with constantly changing light conditions. The matte box allows you to add optional circular filters, such as the included circular polarizer, to the front of your lens while allowing the addition of 4 x 5.65" filters on the front of the matte box.

Tilta Mirage Motorized VND Kit

Built rugged for daily use on your camera rig yet lightweight for handheld, gimbal, stabilizer, or drone work, the Tilta Mirage Motorized VND Kit is a modular component system combining a matte box that clips onto 95mm OD and a variable ND system with a motor and wireless controller that allows you to precisely adjust the ND effect from 0.3 to 2.7 stops when needed. The matte box weighs about the same as a standard 4 x 5.65" glass filter, and it accepts Tilta's 95mm round filters with the included filter adapter. The modular design means you can configure the matte box to match your needs on a shot-by-shot basis.

The included rigid hood and removable top flag aid in cutting glare and protecting your image from overhead flares. Four included lens adapters enable mounting the Mirage Matte Box on lenses with 67, 72, 77, or 82mm threaded fronts. The included 15mm LWS rod clamp can be attached, allowing you to mount the Mirage on rods to take the weight off your lens or use lenses with rotating fronts. An optional 4 x 5.65" stackable filter holder lets you mount 4 x 5.65" filters on the matte box. Other modular components, such as a top flag, dual circular filter tray, filter protector, and rubber hood for shooting up against windows, are available separately.

Variable ND System
The included VND module enables you to precisely adjust the ND effect from 0.3 to 2.7 stops. The module has built-in hard stops between ND 0.3 to 2.7 to reduce the chance that the dreaded X-pattern shadow appears. The variable ND has no color shift for natural colors, and it has a larger axis between the filter elements. Tilta recommends that to prevent vignetting, use ND 0.3 to 2.1 for wide lenses and use ND 2.1 to 2.7 for focal lengths beyond 35mm. 
Wireless Motor System
The wireless micro-motor can wirelessly adjust the VND unit remotely, allowing you to adjust the amount of ND when your camera is mounted on a stabilizer or gimbal, or when you need smooth adjustment without disturbing the camera during a take. The standard wireless range is about 328', and it can extend to over a mile by using an optional wireless signal amplifier, which is great for aerial photography. The VND's motor can be controlled with the new included wireless controller or Tilta's Nucleus Series Wireless Follow Focus Systems. The Wireless Controller mounts via NATO rail and can control the Nucleus M and Nano motor, as well as the Wireless Motor for the Tilta Mirage. Use the included Nucleus Nano Motor Mounting Bracket to secure the Nucleus Nano motor directly to the VND module.
Designed for the Wind
The matte box body has been designed to aid the airflow with integrated vents that can reduce wind resistance and improve stability when shooting subjects at high speeds, such as in a car or on a drone.
Modular Design
The modular design allows you to configure your matte box in a variety of ways: from completely stripped down using only the 95mm filter holder with the lens clamp to adding a 4 x 5.65" stackable tray, the included lens hood, the included top flag, or swapping the hood for an optional rubber hood. Additionally, you can add the optional 15mm LWS rod support, so you can mount the matte box to rods for handling heavier filter loads, such as the optional VND (variable neutral density) system.
95mm Circular Filter System
Tilta's 95mm circular (round) filter system proves coverage for lenses with up to a 95mm outer lens barrel diameter, and it provides significant weight savings over traditional filters, as the circular filters weigh about 1/4 the weight of traditional 4 x 5.65" glass filters.
Filters
An optional 4 x 5.65" stackable filter tray can be added between the filter clamp and matte box hood, allowing you to easily add one or two 4 x 5.65" filters to the matte box.
UPC: 810076273495
Tilta 95mm Circular Polarizer for Mirage Matte Box

Clouds will billow off the page and a flowing stream will reveal its stony bed when using the 95mm Circular Polarizer for Mirage Matte Box from Tilta. It slides into the Mirage, or it can be clamped directly onto a 95mm lens with the Lightweight Filter Clamp-On Adapter (available separately).

The polarizer blocks the light that appears as haze in the sky or a reflection off the surface of the water. Rotate the filter, either by hand or via an optional wireless motor, to find the angle that blocks the maximum amount of unwanted light, highlighting your subject and boosting the contrast of your image.

For the Mirage Matte Box
This polarizer slides snugly into the Tilta Mirage, ensuring that a lens with a 95mm front diameter is perfectly covered. Alternatively, it can be clamped directly onto the lens via the Lightweight Filter Clamp-On Adapter (available separately).
Compatible with the Wireless Motor
The module that controls the polarizer rotation is compatible with the Tilta Wireless Motor (available separately), enabling camera operators to remotely control the polarizer's rotation to find its maximum effect.
The Physics of Polarizers
Polarizers filter out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface, like when sunlight becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. Using a polarizer to block just those light rays results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from nonmetallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.
Autofocus and Exposure Control
Linear polarizers distort the incoming light to the point that autofocus and internal light metering are negatively impacted. To correct this, circular polarizers stack a randomizing filter layer behind the polarizer to scatter the light, which enables those camera functions to perform properly.
UPC: 810076273679

Tilta Mirage Motorized VND Kit Specs

Attachment Method
Lens Clamp
Filter Stages
1x 95 mm Round
Lens Compatibility
95 mm Clamp
Rod Standard
15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing (Slide-On)
Swing-Away
No
Flags
1x Top Flag
Material
Frame: Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Dimensions
6.5 x 4.5 x 1.3" / 164 x 115 x 33 mm (Removable Hood)
Weight
6.3 oz / 179 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.6 x 9.3 x 4.7"

Tilta 95mm Circular Polarizer for Mirage Matte Box Specs

Type
Circular Polarizer
Front Diameter
95 mm
Compatibility
Tilta Mirage Matte Box
Material
Aluminum Alloy
Stainless Steel
Glass
Weight
14.4 oz / 408.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.89 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.5 x 5.8 x 2.2"

Tilta MB-T16 Reviews

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Can you fit this matte box to the sony 200-600?

Can you fit this matte box to the sony 200-600?
Asked by: Nick
To mount the Tilta Mirage Matte Box to the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens, the Tilta Adapter Ring for Tilta Mirage Matte Box (95mm), B&H # TIMBT1695, would be needed.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-05-31

Works with Freewell 82mm Magnetic Variable ND ...

Works with Freewell 82mm Magnetic Variable ND Filter System?
Asked by: Gamaliel
Unfortunately no.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-06-19

does the mattebox bring the circular effect ...

does the mattebox bring the circular effect filter holder? Or do I have to buy it separately?
Asked by: Juan
The Tilta Mirage Matte Box includes one circular filter tray with the purchase of the matte box. Also the circular polarizer is an optional purchase. Tilta 95mm Circular Polarizer for Mirage Matte Box BH #TIMBT16POLA
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-22

Does this have built in IR filtration? If so what ...

Does this have built in IR filtration? If so what wave lengths are being filtered? To be used with RED komodo, has no IR filter
Asked by: Matthew
No, the Tilta Mirage VND Kit does not cut IR on it's own, but you can add Vaxis IRND filters to the matte box to block out IR light. See: https://bhpho.to/3J5e2wv
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-06-13

Can i attach my own VND to the adapter ring?

Can i attach my own VND to the adapter ring?
Asked by: Tigran
How about using larger (77mm, 82mm) screw on VND filter sizes?
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-03-20

Is it possible to get an adapter to be able to ...

Is it possible to get an adapter to be able to put the system to the carl zeiis Cp2 cine prime optics?
Asked by: Andres
No it is not. The CP2s have a larger opening than this matte box therefore if you attach this matte box to your CP2s it is far more likely to create a vignette.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-12-09

Will this fit onto the DZO Vespids?

Will this fit onto the DZO Vespids?
Asked by: Josh
Actually the Vespids do have an internal tread of 77mm! So it should work with the 77mm to 95mm that comes with the mirage!
Answered by: joao
Date published: 2022-12-11

How many 4x5.65 filters can be applied?

How many 4x5.65 filters can be applied?
Asked by: Nikita
The Tilta Mirage Matte Box features two filter trays.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-04-24
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