Shape Unveils Matte Box

Made of silicone and mounted on a CNC aluminum main frame, the matte box is available in clip-on and swing-away configurations.

Shape has unveiled a matte box available in clip-on and swing-away configurations.

The Shape Matte Box is made of silicone and mounted on a CNC aluminum main frame with an outer diameter of up to 124 mm. It provides a wide field of view for a variety of wide-angle lenses. It features two 4×5.6 filter trays (one rotary) with easy-access handles that allow one-handed filter changes. 4×4 filters can also be installed in the trays. A light, carbon-fiber french flag (included) can be attached on top to prevent flares.

The swing-away module makes lens changes a snap. A spring pin helps to lock the mechanism closed without manually setting the pin. (Two magnets hold it in place when closed.) A removable, height-adjustable rod block with one tightening knob allows micro-adjustment of height, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of lenses. The rod block can be installed directly on the main frame for a straight configuration.

The clip-on configuration lists for $499; the swing-away configuration lists for $679.

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