Looking for info, on a Matte Box for the XL 1

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Just wondering, if there are any Matte Boxes designed especially for the XL1. Or any adaptation that can be made, from a professional Matte Box. i want to be able to use my 4x4 filters on the camera

-- Angel Hepburn (chito16@hotmail.com), August 04, 1999


Yes, check with Birns & Sawyer of hollywood, They have a good one for around $500. It holds 2 3x3 filters. Chrosziel has one with a two stage filter system also. check them out Angel. www.birnsandsawyer.com

-- John L Cummings (johnarri@corningca.net), September 21, 1999.

matte box for XL1

Take a look at this site http://www.zgc.com/html/bellow_matte_box.html Regards Ricardo

-- ricardo ramirez (revdemmay@hptmail.com), January 05, 2001.

It depends what you want it for, they all pretty much do the same. However if you want your camera to look beefy like I did buy a Chroziel 4 x 4, filters are more expensive and so is the mattebox but I got great results and my clients are pretty impressed. If you buy the small one from birns and sawyer it might do the same but wont' look as professional.


-- (PEPEMARCO@AOL.COM), August 09, 2001.

Also check out Century Optics' DV matte box. Very professional and a good build.


-- Timo P. (timo@aol.com), November 28, 2002.

CAVision (Located in Canada) makes a great 4x4 matte box specifically for the XL1. It runs around $1000, but it's a heavy duty bellows style and if you want to impress clients, it's the most "film camera" looking matte box around. You can find them on the web at www.cavision.com

-- Greg Steiner (gsteiner@q-station.com), July 28, 2003.

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