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    What type of filters to buy for the AF100? 4x4 vs 4X5.65?
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    What type of filters is everyone else using on their AF100 and Mattebox? 4X4 or 4X5.65? Which would be a better idea for future proofing? I don't anticipate filters being outdated anytime soon. So I'm looking to start building my kit soon. What are the distinct advantages to each size? What would anyone suggest?


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    4X5.65. Buy it once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Naso View Post
    4X5.65. Buy it once.
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    This creates a delima since most of the affordable matte boxes have only 4X4 trays...sigh.


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    If you only go with one set 4x5.65 will be future proof but if size and weight are an issue, the AF-100, GH2 or any camera that has a crop factor will work fine with 4x4. My issue is that 4x5.65 matteboxes are so freekin big...
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    I personally prefer wide 4x4 matteboxes and filters. We do have an O-Box with 4x5.65 but we've never 'HAD' to use it. A 4x4 has always been good enough.
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    Not true. My mattebox is a 4x4 16:9 Chrosziel and its smaller than a panavision and has both 4x4 and 4x5.65 frames. Its perfect, I sold my Redrock because it was a beast.
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    The new Chrosziel's are one of the few I havn't actually been able to play with yet but I was eyeing one. I wasn't aware that they were so small; I'll have to order one. I ordered an Oconnor O-Box because it was suppose to be "smaller and lighter" but it still makes the cameras crazy front heavy.
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    Mine is old and was used on a Betacam then a DVCpro and now the AF-100. No vignetting and light. Does what it should. The mattebox is plastic. I’m actually surprised it has lasted this long.
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    Anyone know anything about these?

    http://www.birnsandsawyer.com/_birnsgear/matte-boxes/

    Thinking would be good on primes for general use out of the studio.


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