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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam Hall View Post
    475g? I must have read the details wrong. I thought it was lighter!
    I saw it in the description and was wondering also. I asked via Facebook and SmallRig confirmed the weight. Seems not to be super-light only super-cheap I pre-ordered it too

    https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-li...-box-2660.html
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    Product Dimensions: 228.5 x 166 x 72mm
    Package Dimensions: 255 x 190 x 85mm
    Net Weight: 457gą5g
    Package Weight: 907gą5g
    Material(s): Aluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber, ABS+PC
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    Oh well, 475g is not too heavy. And the price is incredible.
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    Hmm... my two Arris, the LMB-25 and MMB-2 both come in at around 620g. So I'm starting to think it's not really worth the effort to swap one of them over to a 450-500g unit, only the featherweight 200g clamp-on units make much sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermond View Post
    I saw it in the description and was wondering also. I asked via Facebook and SmallRig confirmed the weight. Seems not to be super-light only super-cheap I pre-ordered it too

    https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-li...-box-2660.html
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    Product Dimensions: 228.5 x 166 x 72mm
    Package Dimensions: 255 x 190 x 85mm
    Net Weight: 457gą5g
    Package Weight: 907gą5g
    Material(s): Aluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber, ABS+PC
    Wait what? It says on that page:

    "SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box 2660
    Key Features:
    1. Lightweight Clamp-On Matte Box with Carbon Fiber Top Flag.
    2. Weights Only 238g Without Top Flag."


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    I have to ask, do you really need a matte box to look more professional? The C500 MKII is a proper video camera that certainly looks pro as far as I'm concerned; I understand rigging a DSLR/Mirrorless camera to gain functionality & look more pro, but I just don't see the need with a genuine pro video camera.

    I guess it depends on the client, as some people will be impressed with anything other than a smartphone.

    Okay back to matte box recommendations. Here's a review of the Cinematics matte box, but it will have a hard time competing in price with the $80 SmallRig.

    The Genus Wide angle matte box looks interesting, although, like a lot of these products it's merely a glorified sun shade.

    Since the matte box is mainly for show, does it matter if it's 4x4 or 4x5.6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imamacuser View Post
    ...Since the matte box is mainly for show, does it matter if it's 4x4 or 4x5.6?
    So if his C500 MKII was a car, this would be the matte box?
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    I use the Tangerine Matte box which I find works great and light enough to travel with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermond View Post
    if you want a lightweight clamp on the misfit atom is a different world. It weighs only 198g while the small rig has 457g. That makes a difference in terms of stress on your lens tube
    I have a Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom and Misfit Atom Pola+ and they are really nice when you just need some light control and/or something like a clear or ND(or polarizer in the Pola+). There are times I’ll pull the Canon lens hood on my 17-120 when I’m doing handheld and use the Atom, which is actually lighter then the factory hood. If you can get one on special, they are definitely worth it. Full price, they are really expensive. I bought both of mine when B&H had them in the Deal Zone(maybe 1/2 price?).


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    Another vote the the Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom. I have a couple of them with the top flags and use them on my pair of C500 MkII’s...with and without filters when better shading is desired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imamacuser View Post
    I have to ask, do you really need a matte box to look more professional? The C500 MKII is a proper video camera that certainly looks pro as far as I'm concerned; I understand rigging a DSLR/Mirrorless camera to gain functionality & look more pro, but I just don't see the need with a genuine pro video camera.
    Maybe its just my experience but when we've used it as a b or c cam next to alexas, physically it looks like a b or c cam. I do more doc style marketing and I always found that little things for the client makes it feel like the shoot is always bigger than it is. its a show kinda like with grading... that LOG footage looks pretty terrible but wait! look at this before and after with a lut! im amazing at what i do!


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