Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Snap-A-Part Light Duty Frame - 6x6'

Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Snap-A-Part Light Duty Frame - 6x6'

Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Snap-A-Part Light Duty Frame - 6x6'

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Matthews B309071 overview

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This is a Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Snap-A-Part Light Duty Frame - 6x6' with 3/4" Square tubing.

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Matthews B309071 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 14.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 4.0 x 3.0"

Matthews B309071 reviews

Butterfly/Overhead Snap-A-Part Light Duty Frame - 6x6' is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not my style I'm returning because:- I did not feel comfortable with how heavy this was to hold on a single stand- I don't need need portability- Can't find ears for 3/4 tubing- Can't remove pins- My style is I don't like having too many pieces/partsThis is purely preference and has nothing to do with the actual product. My uses are to bounce light, not to use as an overhead meaning I didn't need it to be secure/strong.Matthews makes a 4 piece 6x6 round tube frame that I'm sure will be lighter weight. I prefer the speed of fewer parts. I should have used my gut instinct and gotten the one I'm about to get instead.
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived warped I rent Matthews 6x6's all the time so I figured I'd just go ahead and buy one. This one arrived warped so it is very very hard to construct the frame and pull the frame apart once it is constructed (sticks extremely badly). I'm also not sure why the grommet posts are on this frame because none of the Matthews 6x6 grommets align with these posts, making them completely useless. I also ordered three grids/scrims over a month ago and they have not been drop shipped by Matthews yet. Very frustrating company to deal with.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Small Productions Its a bargain to find a frame of this quality and in this price range that can accept standard rags. The frame is incredibly sturdy and has been used on every shoot since it arrived. The 6' square breaks down into 3' sections which makes it easier to pack for small productions and skip the grip truck. At first the spring pegs used to connect the frame together acted tacky, but have now loosened up and working as I hoped they would. Although its called lightweight it still has heft and requires sandbags to hold it down (even indoors). If left in the sun the frame can become incredibly hot and difficult to handle without gloves (Matthews warns the frame may shift to a green tone over time). The blacks finish will eventually scratch and wear off but these tools aren't meant to look pretty either.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good frame I've rented 6x6 frames several times, and I decided to buy one so I could use it on more projects that wouldn't normally justify renting. The frames I've rented have usually had the separate ears, which I prefer over this one, although the 5/8 pin makes it very easy to t-bone one section of frame on a c-stand and simply hang your diffusion, rather than set up the entire frame. The snap-apart aspect of this frame is really nice over the rental, since it can be stored and transported more easily. However, as others have noted, it is very difficult to get the frame together the first time, and it did seem that it would only go together one way. I even used a rubber mallet to get the last piece to seat completely and I used it again to disassemble it. I'm hoping it breaks in over time. Once I got it together, I marked each joint with colored tape, as someone else suggested. Seems like a robust frame that will do the job. Just a bit of a hassle to set up initially.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really handy Surprised this hasn't gotten more love here, it's really a perfect frame for on-the-go location shooting. It's very well thought out for such environments: Not too heavy, the welded-on baby pins eliminate the need for frame ears, and very durable. As the name suggests, it snaps together and apart with a very nice locking mechanism that becomes very smooth once broken in. Fits in a small bag that makes it easy to toss some rags into as well that can go or be stored pretty much anywhere.Another nice thing is that where space is limited, you can simply snap two of the 3' pieces together, clamp to an appropriate stand, and simply drape a diffuser or T-bone a bounce source without having to build the whole frame. The pieces are robust enought to not sag.HELPFUL TIP: When you get it, put it together properly and then label which piece fits with which accordingly. I used color codes with colored tape to do this, and it will save you and anyone you may hire to work with your gear some amount of frustration. Once you work that out, it goes together very quickly and works great!
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid I use this to bounce light into my house for video and photos. I also use it to control light whether it be indoors or out. It's great to place it in front of super bright window, does a good job. It's built strong enough to withstand wind which is pretty sturdy. I noticed just like the other reviews that it's a little stiff the first time putting it together. I'm sure it will become easier to take apart after a few times. I also agree that it's a good idea to figure out the way it goes together and label it. After much deliberation I chose to go with this frame. I had a number of other quick setup frame systems but I found them to not be sturdy enough for the long run. This frame has it's disadvantages tho, it's heavy, takes a long time to setup and it's pretty big but it's cheap and its strong. That's why I chose it. I'm also thinking of adding another more sturdy smaller panel for my street shoots but for my home and studio this works great. This company also has some really cool quick snap apart frame systems, if this gets enough use and I ever upgrade, I'm definitely going that route.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Built Well, Solid Gear This was a perfect solution for my 6x6 silk, duvatene and lame. It's best to number connections for easy build, especially by freelance assistants not familiar with set up. It's also good idea to have 2 c-stands since it has two extensions to lock it down. One thing I couldn't understand is connectors near the extension plugs on the frame don't click and lock like all the other sections, the frame can slide out at these 2 points.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I'm very happy with this Matthews 6'x6' frame. Assembly is actually very easy, and once assembled the frame is very strong. The fact you can collapse it into smaller pieces is a bonus, in case you are traveling in a smaller vehicle. Price is also pretty decent for such a nicely made product.
Date published: 2015-05-15
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