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    you could also get the bigger screw on filter you can get and use step down rings to fit your different sized lenses.


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    the number 1 reason for me owning a mattebox is to protect my lenses. plain and simple.
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    I dont mind screwing on/off as I wouldn't be using regularly, just for outdoor wide shots/timelapse to prevent the sky blowing out,
    I'm using a 24mm FD lens, can you recommend a good grad filter for this purpose (.6?)


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    I use a Petroff with a Zucuto system. I also have a Vocas that I use for my Zeiss Compact Primes when I don't want rails.

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    [QUOTE=plwells42;2403436]Shooter, is this Nikkor problem only when you're using the mattebox, or do they flare all the time?

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    The issues with glare can be managed by lens shades and good light control. If you need to use more than the ND filters then the mattebox becomes a useful accessory. Other than that, it seems its only purpose is to make your rig look professional. Granted, I'm not an AF100 owner yet, but I have yet to read any good counter-arguments to those points.

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    The Nikkors have potential to easily flare with or without a mattebox. eg shooting product on a white BG or simply bright sky bgs. We are constantly "fighting" it.

    We use the mattebox to hold and exactly position the lens mattes by using the rails etc.

    Without a mattebox it is impossible. Flags and eyelids dont achieve the same amount of cut required. Our mattes are almost exactly to the outer edge of frame (as they should be).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TubEfingers View Post
    I dont mind screwing on/off as I wouldn't be using regularly, just for outdoor wide shots/timelapse to prevent the sky blowing out,
    I'm using a 24mm FD lens, can you recommend a good grad filter for this purpose (.6?)
    I remember seeing "filter trays" that would screw onto the front of a still cam lens and then you could "drop in" filters like gradients... cokin makes these... they won't cut the glare and flair and keep your blacks black like a mattebox though.

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    Multi-Media - Thats the kind of thing I need, thanks


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    I use the ProAim Indian Mattebox from Cinecity on Ebay.

    It's been fine so far. It does add about 30 seconds to a lens changeover but I think for the added protection to the camera alone it is worth it.

    And I am going to admit that one of the reasons I got it was for the way it makes the whole rig look better. The camera is pretty weird-looking without it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Multi-Media View Post
    I remember seeing "filter trays" that would screw onto the front of a still cam lens and then you could "drop in" filters like gradients...
    When traveling I often use Lee grads in a filter holder with a compendium lens hood. The system is lightweight, & relatively compact, but resin filters are not as durable as glass.


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