The NiSi Cinema C5 Matte Box Cinema Kit was actually announced a few months ago, but we didn’t cover it at that time, but I thought some of our readers may be interested in it.
The NiSi C5 Matte box system is being touted as a lightweight, versatile, and minimally designed matte box. It was designed to work with a multitude of lenses and provide a mounting solution for NiSi’s Cinema line of filters along with other 4mm thick filters.
The C5 is built to last using Aluminium, Composite Plastic and Carbon Fibre to protect the filters it holds while keeping the weight down. It features a clamp-on style with adapter rings to suit lenses with filter threads and cinema lenses with a 95mm outer diameter. The deep filter depth blocks glare and places the filter as close to the lens as possible to ensure no vignetting on lenses down to 15mm full frame equivalent. The Carbon Fiber top flag also reduces glare from any overhead light source. The holder has slots in the side to reduce wind resistance, and the 350g weight makes it perfect for aerial platforms and gimbal use mounted on vehicles.
Above you can watch an installation video that shows you how everything works.
With the matte box, you get a 4 x 4″ filter tray and a 4 x 4.65″ filter tray
The kit also includes 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm adapter rings. You also get a True Color VND 1-5 Stops Filter.
The True Color VND1-5 Stops for the C5 is an all-new rotating VND designed specifically for the C5 holder. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the gear on the top of the filter or by mounting a motor using the 15mm rod holder to control the amount of density wirelessly.
It is claimed that the Variable ND offers True Color that avoids color shift seen in other Variable filters. It is made from high-definition optical glass for the best resolution and quality. The glass is coated using the NiSi Nano coating, providing a waterproof, oil-proof, and anti-reflective coating to avoid ghosting and reflections.
The NiSi Cinema C5 Matte Box Cinema Kit comes with the following items:
- Filter Pouch
- 4 x 4″ Filter Tray
- 4 x 4.65″ Filter Tray
- NiSi Cinema 67mm Adapter Ring for C5 Matte Box
- NiSi Cinema 72mm Adapter Ring for C5 Matte Box
- NiSi Cinema 77mm Adapter Ring for C5 Matte Box
- NiSi Cinema 82mm Adapter Ring for C5 Matte Box
- True Color VND 1-5 Stops Filter
- True Color Rotating PL Filter
- Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Price & Availability
The NiSi Cinema C5 Matte Box Cinema Kit is available for $699 USD.