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  1. #1 Best QUALITY Small Mattebox! 
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    Hey gus, I'm trying to build a super Neat and small rig fro my BMPCC. I'm searching the best options for a MatteBox, Small, with two filter minimum (one that rotates), compatible with 15mm rods (not a screw lens type...), and should be industry standard to accept 114mm lens front size

    I have already this ones in my list, but I need more ideas...

    Vocas MB-255
    Genus GWMC matte box
    Arri MMB-2 Basic
    And this one bigger but for the price the quality seems amazing: shoot35 CINEbox 4x4" Matte Box

    Helppp :P
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    MB2 is a really nice small matte box
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    Bright Tangerine Misfit or Viv:
    http://www.brighttangerine.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Roberts View Post
    Bright Tangerine Misfit or Viv:
    http://www.brighttangerine.com/
    I excluded the BT because of the price! But they are for sure the best MB on the market today
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    I use the Vocas 255 and I'm quite happy with it. It's a solid piece of kit for a quite reasonable amount.
    The Arri matte boxes are great, but I would only go for it if you step up to the double one, and then you would get one 4x5.6 tray as well.

    The Vocas can only take a 4.56 vertically so it is not too practical, but could work in some situations.

    The Vocas box also have these little shades front/inside the mattebox that can be flipped down and these are VERY helpful with the BMCC, I did a shoot with Nikon primes and I got lots of flare/reflections probably because of the long barrel mount going out from the sensor, and the little shades helped reduce these reflections.

    I don't think either of the other two matte boxes have anything like this. Not sure if this sort of reflections are a problem with the BMPCC yet, as I haven't run into any situations like that yet.

    This could be especially helpful considering you want to stay compact and you might want to remove the massive top flag from the mattebox.
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    I've just received a Vocas MB255, I second on quality for the price. Liking it a lot!

    Hey Haavard:

    What are you using for your smaller lenses on the back of the MB?

    I'm thinking this?:http://www.vocas.com/accessories/fle...kit-for-mb-2xx
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    +3 for quality and customer support of Vocas. The 255 is a great product.
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    Bxl, I got the flexible adapter ring included in my Vocas 255 kit, and it is useful for small/short lenses like the Olympus with 49mm filter size, but also for lenses with larger filter sizes.

    When I use my small lenses I usually would use some step ups and screw in filters, but I've used a plain set of old Olympus lenses with the matte box without any issues.

    I usually keep a flexible ring, like in your link, on the mattebox that fits ~80mm and then use Cordvision cine rings on my lenses or just a plain step up ring to 77mm.
    http://www.cordvision.com/55mm-cine-ring-80mm-o-d/

    This way you never need to change the flexible ring or anything else on the matte box when you switch lenses on the camera.
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    Thanks for the tips Haavard... sounds good.
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    Hi, I've been doing the same research on matte boxes and settled on this:

    http://16x9inc.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=720

    http://16x9inc.com/shop/cart.php?m=content&page=24

    I have not received it yet but have dealt with 16X9 in the past and they have been great
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