SmallRig has officially unveiled its Lightweight Matte Box. This matte box has been designed for use with both cine and still lenses.
In recent years we have seen quite a few budget matte boxes appearing on the market from companies such as Tilta, CAME-TV, and Wooden camera. Now, SmallRig has joined that party with their own offering.
The SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box features an interchangeable mounting system. It comes with a 114mm clamp that allows you to mount it directly onto a 114mm cine lens, or you can use the included 67-114mm, 72-114mm, 77-114mm, and 82-114mm threaded adapter rings to use the matte box with lenses of different diameters.
There is also an optional 95-114mm Adapter Ring 2661 that can be used for cine-style lenses.
If you don’t want to clamp the matte box directly onto a lens, you can configure it to fit on 15mm LWS rods with the optional 15mm Rod Clamp 2663.
The matte box supports up to two standard 4 x 4” or 4 x 5.65″ filters without the use of filter trays. There are two independent thumbscrews to keep the filters in place.
The filters can be easily pushed out from the side by unscrewing the top thumbscrew.
The matte box also comes with a carbon fiber top flag that can be folded down to cover the front of the matte box as well as provide protection to the front of your lens.
The matte box has been made with an anti-reflective design to prevent internal reflections from strong light sources. It also features four 1/4″-20 threads on the top that allow you to mount additional accessories. It weighs in at just 457g including the top flag and the mounting adapter.
If you use a lens that has a smaller than 82mm diameter you don’t necessarily have to use one of the included adapter rings. Instead, you could also use a step-down ring to convert your lenses front diameter to 82mm and then you can attach it directly to the 82-114mm adapter ring.
67mm/ 72mm/77mm/82mm/114mm Lens
95-114mm Lens Adapter Ring Separately Available
1 x Matte Box
1 x 67-114mm Adapter Ring
1 x 72-114mm Adapter Ring
1 x 77-114mm Adapter Ring
1 x 82-114mm Adapter Ring
2 x Allen Wrench
Price & Availability
The SmallRig Leightweight Matte Box retails for just $79.90 USD.
With the optional 95-114mm Threaded Adapter Ring for Matte Box 2661 it is $93.80 USD.
With the optional 15mm LWS Rod Support for Matte Box 2663 it is $109.80 USD.