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Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box with ND Filter Kit

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Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box with ND Filter Kit
Key Features
  • Compatible with Lightweight 15mm Rods
  • Swing Away Design
  • 4 x 4" Rotating Filter Holders
  • Carbon Fiber Construction
This B&H Kit includes the Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box from ikan and one Tiffen 0.6 ND filter. This kit provides you with a carbon fiber matte box with a rich feature set and a neutral density filter for exposure control. The matte box mounts onto lightweight 15mm support rods and features a swing away design. This allows you to move the matte box out of the way during lens changes, without having to remove the matte box from the support rods. The lightweight carbon fiber construction keeps the weight down, while still being strong enough to support a top flag (eyebrow) and side flags for lens flare control. The matte box also comes with 80, 90, 114, and 134mm lens adapters, as well as "nun's knickers" to prevent light leak from behind the lens.
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Tilta MB-T03 Overview

This B&H Kit includes the Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box from ikan and one Tiffen 0.6 ND filter. This kit provides you with a carbon fiber matte box with a rich feature set and a neutral density filter for exposure control. The matte box mounts onto lightweight 15mm support rods and features a swing away design. This allows you to move the matte box out of the way during lens changes, without having to remove the matte box from the support rods. The lightweight carbon fiber construction keeps the weight down, while still being strong enough to support a top flag (eyebrow) and side flags for lens flare control. The matte box also comes with 80, 90, 114, and 134mm lens adapters, as well as "nun's knickers" to prevent light leak from behind the lens.

The included 0.6 ND filter provides an even reduction of light by two stops. This means that if you were shooting at an f5.6 without a filter, with the included ND filter, you would set your aperture to f2.8 to maintain the same exposure. A wider aperture setting results in less depth of field, which helps you achieve a more cinematic look. The filter can also be used during very bright days to bring down your exposure without adjusting your shutter speed or closing your aperture down so far that it degrades the image. The filter is designed with the ND material sandwiched between two layers of glass. This provides excellent consistency and unlike filters that mix the filter effect in the glass itself, you can have this filter polished to remove light scratches without affecting the density of the filter. This can save you the cost of replacing the filter.

Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box

The Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box features carbon fiber and aluminum construction, making it both lightweight and durable. The matte box will work with lenses up to 100mm in diameter. It features one fixed and one rotating 4 x 4" filter stage and mounts onto lightweight 15mm rods. The matte box incorporates a swing-away design for rapid lens changes.

The included removable top and side flags can be precisely set and locked to block stray light from flaring your lens. The included anti-reflection rings protect your image by blocking stray light behind the camera bouncing off filters in the matte box and flaring your image.

Lightweight Construction
The matte box is made of carbon fiber, with aluminum used for the support structure. This provides a lightweight yet sturdy unit that is appropriate for shooting hand-held or with a stabilizer rig, when every ounce counts.
Swing-Away Design
The swing-away design allows you to quickly move the matte box out of the way to check or change lenses, without having to remove the matte box from the support rods. This way you don't have to hand off the matte box to someone else, hold it under an arm or between your knees, or hang it under the rods while you work, greatly speeding your workflow and reducing the chance of dropping the matte box or having a filter tray fall out.
Top & Side Flags
The removable top and side flags provide you additional flare control and attach to the matte box with a lockable hinged assembly. This allows you to precisely set your flags to match the edge of frame for different lenses and lock them in place so that they don't move during the shot.
Anti-Reflection Inserts
The three included anti-reflection inserts work with lenses with an outer diameter of 72, 80, and 90mm. They provide a light-tight seal so that light from behind the camera cannot leak through where the lens joins the matte box and reflect off filters to flare your image. When you are using lenses with outer diameters other than 72, 80, and 90mm or with lenses that have excessive focus travel it is recommended to use the cloth "nun's knickers" to prevent light leaks.
UPC: 636946281090
Tiffen 4 x 4" ND 0.6 Filter (2-Stop)

The Tiffen 4 x 4" ND 0.6 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 2-stop exposure reduction. This 0.6 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By increasing your aperture or slowing your exposure time, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

This filter is made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between two pieces of optical glass and grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch. This filter measures 4 x 4" / 101.6 x 101.6mm.

0.6 solid ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 2-stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Filter does not affect coloration of the image and is ideal for use with other filters.
UPC: 049383018684

Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box Specs

Attachment Method
Rod Ports
Filter Stages
1x Rotating Stage (4 x 4")
1x Fixed Stage (4 x 4")
Degree of Rotation
360°
Lens Compatibility
90 mm Opening
Rod Standard
15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Swing-Away
Yes
Flags
1x Top Flag
2x Side Flag
Material
Carbon Fiber, Aluminum
Dimensions
9.9 x 6.6 x 3" / 25.1 x 16.8 x 7.36 cm
Weight
2 lb / 0.91 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.875 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.95 x 10.4 x 5.3"

Tiffen 4 x 4" ND 0.6 Filter (2-Stop) Specs

Filter Type
Solid ND
Density
0.6 (2-Stop)
Size
4 x 4" / 101.6 x 101.6 mm 
Filter Material
Glass
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.355 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.05 x 5.6 x 1.15"

Tilta MB-T03 Reviews

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question

At what focal length will there be noticeable vignetting with a full frame camera (a7sII)? Would like to use this with a Rokinon 14mm lens and a Zeiss 16-35mm.
Asked by: Claude
For the 14mm, you will need 4 x 5.6 filters, the 4x4 most likely cannot cover the field of view of the lens. Therefore you will need matte box like the one below. Even then, you probably cannot use two filters. Use the forward slot and bring the lens and it's non-removable petal lens hood right up to the filter. That will work.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-02-19

Can i use 4mm thick filters ?

Can i use 4mm thick filters ?
Asked by: anish
Yes, this will accept 4 x 4" Filters that are 4mm thick.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-02-16

Hi. Does this work with 4mm thick filters?

Hi. Does this work with 4mm thick filters?
Asked by: anish
Yes, this will accept filters that are 4mm thick.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-02-16

Does this matte box work with extending zoom ...

Does this matte box work with extending zoom lenses, like the Canon L-series zooms?
Asked by: Johannes
That depends on how you use the lens, but the Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box, or really any matte box that doesn't attach by clamping onto the front of the lens, may have issues due to the extension/retraction of the lens when zooming.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-12-07

Matte Box total weight with included top flag and ...

Matte Box total weight with included top flag and both side flags are 2 lb / 0.91 kg?
Asked by: Hayk
The total weight for the Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box is 3lbs.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-01-30

How wide can you be (on S35 or FF) with a 4x4 ...

How wide can you be (on S35 or FF) with a 4x4 mattebox? 4x5.65 is industry standard, so how is this in comparison?
Asked by: Michael
In doing a bit of research, it looks like a 10mm in the Super 35 format is about the maximum you can go with a 4x4 matte box but testing your combination of format, lenses, and matte box is really the best way to find the answer to this.
Answered by: Tilta product coordinator
Date published: 2019-03-05

question

Will this matte box cause vignetting when used with a 24mm lens? And paired with a full-frame 35mm image sensor such as the Sony A7s II?
Asked by: Samuel
On a Full Frame camera with a 24mm lens, (or a Super35 camera with an 18mm) a 4x4 matte box usually causes vignetting. We suggest a 4 x 5.6 matte box for such a situation. Here is a superb quality matte box for such a situation. Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Clamp-On Matte Box with Anti Reflective Tilt Bracket and 15mm LWS Rod Clamp B&H # BRB12300012.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this matte box allow for the rods to pass through?
Asked by: Tyler
Yes, you can pass the rods through. Keep in mind that you do not want them to protrude beyond the matte box for they will come into a wide angle lens frame.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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