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DIY Matte Box

Post by vickersdc » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:45 pm

I've just finished making my matte box for my Canon 814XL Electronic. It allows me to put gels in front of the lens and provides additional shade from the sun.

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The next stage is to build a handle that fits on the front rods and a shoulder mount at the back, thereby making the whole lot portable.

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Re: DIY Matte Box

Post by aj » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:02 pm

Nice and well done.

If you put the frontgrip at the true front you are likely to need a sportsschool membership because holding up this contraption for more then 30 seconds if going to take an effort :)
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Re: DIY Matte Box

Post by vickersdc » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:08 pm

aj wrote:Nice and well done.

If you put the frontgrip at the true front you are likely to need a sportsschool membership because holding up this contraption for more then 30 seconds if going to take an effort :)
:lol:

Yep, that tripod is looking like the way forward!
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Re: DIY Matte Box

Post by jorgerondao » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:55 pm

I did something like this coming from a Cokin filter holder and the plastic wrapper of drawings and a mounting bracket hand made ​​in aluminum

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Re: DIY Matte Box

Post by vickersdc » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:39 am

That looks fabulous, really nice work there!
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