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Chrosziel MB 450R2 Matte Box

BH #CHC450R21 • MFR #450-R21
Chrosziel MB 450R2 Matte Box
Key Features
  • Mounts to 15mm LWS Rods
  • Fits Lenses up to 114mm Outer Diameter
  • 2 Rotating Filter Stages
  • Includes a 4x4" Tray and a 4x5.65" Tray
Lightweight, robust, and ready for production, Chrosziel's MB 450R2 Matte Box can complement a wide range of cameras, from smaller camcorders or mirrorless cameras, up to larger cinema cameras and ENG camcorders with an outer lens diameter of up to 114mm (lenses with a diameter smaller than 110mm may require additional accessories for full compatibility). With the included top flag and 16:9 mask, glare from outside the frame can be effectively controlled for improved contrast and reduced ghosting in the recorded image. Further control can be achieved through separately available side and bottom flags.
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Chrosziel MB 450 Overview

Lightweight, robust, and ready for production, Chrosziel's MB 450R2 Matte Box can complement a wide range of cameras, from smaller camcorders or mirrorless cameras, up to larger cinema cameras and ENG camcorders with an outer lens diameter of up to 114mm (lenses with a diameter smaller than 110mm may require additional accessories for full compatibility). With the included top flag and 16:9 mask, glare from outside the frame can be effectively controlled for improved contrast and reduced ghosting in the recorded image. Further control can be achieved through separately available side and bottom flags.

Insert your favorite filters into the available stages for further creative control. The rear stage accepts 4x4" filters only, while the front stage will accept 4x4 as well as larger 4x5.65" filters. Both stages rotate, enabling the use and control of polarizing as well as graduated filters. For further possibilities, the MB 450R2 can be upgraded in the future with a separately available third rotating filter stage.

To use this matte box on your camera, the camera must be mounted on a separately available 15mm LWS baseplate. Fit the matte box on the rods until it covers the lens front. Rod-mounted matte boxes are preferred over clamp-on matte boxes in many production situations as they are always properly aligned with the image horizon.

Chrosziel MB 450 Specs

Attachment MethodLens Clamp
Rod Ports
Filter Stages1 x Rotating Stage (4 x 4")
1 x Rotating Stage (4 x 4" / 4 x 5.65")
Lens Compatibility110 mm Opening
Rod Standard15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Flags1 x Top Flag
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.5 x 8.9 x 6.25"

Chrosziel MB 450 Reviews

My favorate Matte Box

By Michael R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-10

I really like this Matter Box.  Solid, well built, and easy to fix (which I havent needed to).  Ill be changing my other matte boxes to Chroaziel soon.

Will cause severe lens envy

By JustinJames
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2008-07-28

I never fail to be amazed by German engineering and precision. This is a truly spectacular piece of equipment which fits perfectly into the tight and small space available. I splashed out and bought the side flaps as well (I have had to operate in a situation where side lights on stage found their way into my lens). The finish in black matt where non-reflective surfaces are required is beautiful. My main reason for even considering a mattebox was for the sunshade on the front but I realised it would open up the whole fascinating world of filters - something I haven't looked at nor used for years (I'm a documentary videographer and photographer mainly). The two filter boxes are 1. 4x4 rotating and 2. 4x4 or 4x5.65 non-rotating. Both filter boxes are fed in from the underside of the mattebox and both can be screw tightened into position so the box cannot slide out and fall to the ground. I bought the option without the follow-focus system as I cannot really see myself going that far down the road of manual operation. Oh, and if size matters, this mattebox beefs up the appearance of the camera hugely so all those people out there who suffer from lens and camera envy will just wilt while you smugly pass it off as just another tool in the trade. I've just sat and stared at this beast which growls now in the centre of my Studio floor. Sigh. Worth every cent. Now I want one for each of my cameras.

Great piece of gear - priced accordingly

By Taran Reese
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2008-05-19

After trying Chrosziel's clamp-on matte box for the EX1, I decided to spend the extra money and buy the rail-based system. The clamp-on version was solid, but I've had clamp-on boxes (from a different manufacturer) slide off the camera when loaded with filters. The rails system is bullet-proof and the fit with the EX1 is excellent. Note that it includes a vertical adjustment so that you can line up the box precisely to the lens; out of the box the unit may not appear to fit completely until you adjust this control. Definitely one of the most expensive add-ons to my EX1, but it should last for several camera lifetimes. Highly recommend.

Love it.

By Michael R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-11

I love this matte box. It's solid and well made. Shame that the donuts are expensive.

Matte Box for PMW-EX1 camera

By Kenneth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2009-09-09

I use this primarily for outdoor scenery The Matte box is very well engineered. It fits the camera very well. Inserting filters must be from the underside because of the camera microphone configuration. This does make the insertion a little more difficult in the field. Sky-terrain images using a graduated filter are excellent.

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Can this be adapted to mount to 19mm rods?

Can this be adapted to mount to 19mm rods?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes it can be. Here is a link to the Chrosziel 401-17 15mm to 19mm Bridge Plate Adapter, B&H # CHPA1519. You can use this adapter to to put the matte box on a 19mm system. https://bhpho.to/2B2D6Sb
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-01-18

Will this work with Angenieux zoom ez lenses?

Will this work with Angenieux zoom ez lenses?
Asked by: David
Yes it should. This matte box fits lenses up to 114mm in Outer Diameter. The Angenieux EZ-1 lenses have a 114mm Outer Diameter.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-14

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Will the Chrosziel Matte Box MFR # C-450-R21 fit the Canon, C100 Mark II ?
Asked by: John
The Chrosziel 450-R21 Dual Stage Matte Box will indeed work with the C100 Mark II. You will need a LWS (Light Weight Support) and adapter rings to make it work. Chrosziel conveniently offers a complete kit with the components you need. Please see below.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will Chrosziel MB 450R2 work with the CP2 lenses? Their outer diametr is 114mm also
Asked by: Andrew S.
Yes, this would be a great match for those lenses.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

what degree of rotation do the individual stages ...

what degree of rotation do the individual stages have?
Asked by: Josh
The degree of rotation for these is 180 degrees.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-12

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Will the side doors, french flag and donuts from a 450-1 work with a 450R2?
Asked by: Steven
We see no reason they would not.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this ship from B&H with the swing-away?
Asked by: John T.
This item will drop ship directly from the manufacturer. It does come with the Swing Away arm, yes.
Answered by: Oliver C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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