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Matthews 30x36" Flag

BH #MAF3036 • MFR #169001
Matthews 30x36" Flag
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Matthews 169001 Overview

Flags are square or rectangular frames with mounting pins attached. Used to control natural or artificial light. Can be used to protect the camera lens from flares, control spill light from other sources, or keep light from reaching an area on the set.

Newly designed 90° Flag frames will make it possible to position the instrument over the top of the set wall or to use two or more units to create a box for better light control.

Matthews 169001 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)43 x 30.2 x 0.5"

Matthews 169001 Reviews

Blocks light great!

By Francis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

Perfect! Blocks light, is light, size is great.

Perfect for on-the-go headshot setup

By Darrell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-02

I got this to be able to use as a quality black backdrop in situations where I am traveling to a location to do headshots. It's just the right size, eats up light and saves me from having to travel with everything required for a seamless background.

It's a flag. It blocks light.

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

It's a flag. It's well built. The only negative is the fill when I use it. If you don't get that joke, you don't need a flag.


By Arwa'
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-31

A great add for your lighting equipment.

Doesn't fit in well in a kit, but useful size nonetheless.

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-29

Does what it should, how it should. If your expectations somehow exceeded the outcome, you most likely needed something else.

Life saver!

By Studio4Sixteen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-18

Completely saved the weekend....this was purchased to aid in blocking the sun off of the faces for my weekend Christmas shoot event... The location was specific and designated months prior with many clients traveling to make their appointment...the weekend called for full I was very nervous to pursue two full 8 hr days of shooting over 100 clients in full sun....but THIS product literally saved my photos....provided perfect shade with minimal shadow! LOVE it....

Great quality and construction.

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-21

Exactly as described. Light weight and good construction. Ready to use.

Does EXACTLY What I need It To Do

By Gordon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-15

I use this flag in my studio for dramatic portrait photography. Coupled with a light absorbing background, I can create the dramatic look I desire in my portrait work. This flag is heavy. I would recommend using a sturdy stand in the studio coupled with a grip head and it still may have to be counter-weighted. I use this with a beauty dish for my dramatic effects. I can easily locate the flag where I want it to produce the shadows I need in the locations I need for my desired image.

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What kind of fabric is it? Duvetyne?

What kind of fabric is it? Duvetyne?
Asked by: witless
Correct, this is a Duvetyne Solid Flag.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2021-10-27
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