dslrnewsshooter.com review of the Letus LTMB1 DSLR Matte Box.
Everybody knows the pains of using ND faders when shooting DSLR video. A good alternative is a mattebox that offers the same functionality as ND faders with the advantages of being able to use multiple filters.
The Letus LTMB1 is part of the Shane Hurlbut Master Cinema Series and comes as part of the MCS ManCam Bundle, MCS ShoulderCam Bundle and MCS StudioCam Bundle. It can also be purchased separately.
These products were developed by Letus and Shane.
The features of the mattebox include:
All aluminum parts are CNC machined out of high grade aluminum sourced from Switzerland
Resin parts are extreme durability polymers to withstand the rigors of production
3-4 stage matte box including the 138mm circular polarizer holder
Innovative ARF (Anti-reflection Tray) prevents light reflection into actors face when backlit
Matte box holds two (2) 4x5.65 filters at an angle or three (3) 4x5.65 filters straight
Includes a 138mm round filter tray for circular polarizer
Circular polarizer can be rotated via a small wheel at the top
Marking window on matte box to mark polarizer positions for easy repeatability
Pop-up filter spring to easily remove circular polarizer
Matte box is a light-weight clamp on design with easily interchangeable lens clamps (80mm, 114mm, and more)
Rail mount is included for mounting matte box to 15mm support rods
Optional top and side flags and eybrows available for fully kitting out the matte box
Optional lens clamps available for simple clamp-on functionanlity (highly recommended)
More information about the matte box can be found here:
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