Cavision MB385P 3x3 Matte Box

Cavision MB385P 3x3 Matte Box - 2 Filter Holders 1 Rotating, ABS Plastic Back Mount, Clamp On

Cavision MB385P 3x3 Matte Box - 2 Filter Holders 1 Rotating, ABS Plastic Back Mount, Clamp On

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The Cavision MB385P clamp on Matte Box accepts 3x3 filters of various types; it features two filter holders and the ability to work with industrial cameras to smaller Mini DV camcorders.

This model incorporates a 85mm back mount opening for use with the optional ARP series adapter rings that will snap into the back-mount of the matte box; you can then use it in combination with the step down rings to various diameters.

Two Filter Holders
One holder is stationary while the other filter holder rotates to work with polarizers and special effect filters.
Ideal for use on smaller cameras and when mobility is required.
Filter Type
This device will accept 3x3" glass and resin filters (max thickness 3mm); one circular filter of 105mm can be used as well.
This matte box can also be used with select Cavision rods support systems.
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Cavision MB385P 3x3 Matte Box - 2 Filter Holders 1 Rotating, ABS Plastic Back Mount, Clamp On
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    Cavision MB385P specs

    Lens Fit and Mount Lens Fit and Mount: Clamp On 52-82mm (with appropriate adapter rings) or with Cavision Rods Support
    Type Rubber Shade with ABS Plastic Back Mount
    Filter Type 3x3 Filter Holders
    Two Filter Holder
    Glass, Resin and P-Type 3x3 will Fit
    Materials Rubber Matte Box
    ABS Plastic Back Mount
    Control One Rotating Filter Holder
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.5 x 2.4 x 5"
    14 x 6.2 x 12.6cm
    Weight 0.6 lbs
    259 grams
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    Package Weight 0.79 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 6.3 x 3.7"

    Cavision MB385P reviews

    MB385P 3x3 Matte Box is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, manageable Matt Box for DSLR I needed a Matt Box that I could use for both Video and Photography, to manage polarizers, grad filters etc. without having some massive apparatus hanging from the end of my camera. Well built and designed system that accommodates multiple mounting options i.e. direct lens attachment or rail system . For smaller DSLR camera systems, this is perfect. I also use this matt Box on my medium format camera system and it works great. If you need something a bit larger, Cavision also makes a 4x4 version. B&H has a wide variety of both 3x3 and 4x4 filters from Cavision, Lee etc. to fit either model.
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Matte Box For The Money This is a great matte box for small cameras. I bought the MB385 with Cavision's RS-816 mini-rail system and it fit my Sony HVR-A1U perfectly. The box is surprisingly well made considering its affordable cost. The technical support from Cavision was outstanding. They assisted me in the selection of the appropriate components to build a complete matte box system for the A1-U camera and lenses. The 3x3 size does not overpower smaller cameras. The matte box and the mini-rail system provide a balanced platform for any type of shooting. The two filter trays are made out of aluminum and are very stable. While the matte box hood is made out of rubber, the balance of the assemble is made from aluminum and poly-carbonate. Very solid for the light weight. Bottom line, if you are looking for matte box system for a smaller camera/camcorder, Cavision offers a quality product regardless of the price. I
    Date published: 2010-12-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, lightweight, excellent quality I bought this with the Cavision RS816 rods system, RPSHC spacer, and MBF3 flag for my Sony HVR-A1U camera. The quality of all four Cavision items is very high. The matte box is very lightweight and does not interfere with the microphone. I do not have Sony's wide-angle adapter, but with the factory Zeiss lens there is no problem seeing the edges of the box in frame. Be prepared to purchase some step-down adapters in order to get a light-tight fit: for the A1U, this meant an additional $25 for a 58mm to 82mm step-up (Cavision AR8258) and a 37mm to 58mm step-up (Raynox RA5837). The matte box can either be supported by the rods sytem (very stable, requires you to keep up with two different sizes of hex key) or attach directly to the camera clamped on by a tightening screw. It is worth purchasing a spare 3x3 UV filter or black insert to use as a lens cap with this matte box, especially for outdoor shooting.
    Date published: 2008-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for the price. This little beauty works so well on my little PXW-X70. I use it mainly with a B&W 3x3 polariser. The filter holder itself works just as well in the field as anything by Vocas or Chriszeil. The first stage rotates smoothly. Unfortunately there is no tightening screw to keep the first stage in place. To tighten it you need an Allen wrench to hand. And as anyone who uses a clamp-on matte box knows, you really need to tighten the filter holder notch once you've put the filter in or it will fall out the bottom, there being no rails to prevent it. Apart from that, no complaints. The rubber lens hood is the same size and shape as a standard Fujinon broadcast lens. You can use the good old Cavision French flag with this matte box.
    Date published: 2018-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product for the price I purchased this matte box for my Panasonic AG-HMC40. Using it with a support rods system and a couple of step-up rings, it provides a usable way to block out stray light and add glass filters in front of the lens. It also adds a professional look to the camera. The matte box attaches to the camera lens via tightening it on to the step up ring.My only complaint is that since it is made out of soft plastic, it's not as rigid as some of the more expensive, professional models. ... Looking forward to many years of use!
    Date published: 2010-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!!! I use this on my NX5u and it works perfectly with the widescreen aspect ratio. It is made of a soft, but rigid rubber. It's a GREAT alternative to the more expensive matte boxes.
    Date published: 2011-12-06
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