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  1. #1 Bright Tangerine Mattebox Underground and New Products 
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    Hey Guys,

    At Cinegear Bright Tangerine was announcing some upcoming products as well as a current mattebox configuration guide called "Mattebox Underground." It's an easy way to see what parts are available/compatible with each system and what add ons work for what.

    New Announced Products coming soon:

    1. Follow Focus - made in Germany, designed by the designer of the Arri FF4, Jim Elias! Expected to begin shipping in August!!!!! A Studio and a Lightweight version...
    The Studio version of BRIGHT TANGERINE'S Follow Focus has been dubbed "Revolvr ™ ."



    The light version provides native reversibility for Nikon lenses. If there is enough interest in reversibility, for the studio version,
    (Revolvr ™) It can be added. Let me know your interest!



    2. Tilting module for all swing away arms (available as an add on to your existing swing away arm, just basically clamps on and gives you up and down tilt). http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...dom/337/2/4/16


    In action at NAB 2014:
    http://instagram.com/p/mf1w0MB73i/

    3. Black Hole - A rubberized adaptable bellows for lenses 58mm-143mm in diameter. Has a filter ring for 138mm filters and the future 138mm Variable ND (Like the ones made for DSLR's but a first for Cinema size) that BT is producing. Will not deform like the neoprene ones and allows 50mm of travel for lenses that telescope. Awesome new accessory. http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...s-./340/2/4/21


    4. Strummer DNA (2nd generation of the Strummer) is now shipping - Smaller, lighter, lower price, with a 20% wider field of view. I upgraded to a DNA and can say whole heartedly this thing is awesome. I already liked the original but making it lighter, smaller, and cheaper is a win, win, win. They even added some 1/4" 20 & 3/8" 16'th tapped brackets called Pylons on the sides to mount accessories to. http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...strummer-dna/4


    5. Filter Catcher - Bolts on to the bottom of your matteboxes and prevents filter trays from falling through. (Brilliant especially for hand held/clamp on situations). Why hasn't anyone ever thought of it before?! Now have the piece of mind to whip your camera around without fear. Should be available in approx. 1 month. http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...ock/338/2/4/16 http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...035/339/2/4/16


    6. Gaffers Glass - Yes, the old school gaffers glass gets an update. Basically a hand held unit with a heavy variable ND vs. the standard fixed density gaffers glass that's been around for ages. BT says you will be able to look directly at the sun with it.
    http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...s/343/17/84/86

    If you haven't already, check these guys out at Brighttangerine.com. Feel free to ask questions and I'm sure some of the other BT owners here on Reduser can attest to the company and their products. Really glad to be one of their first customers and happy to see them continually innovating.

    "Mattebox Underground:"




    PDF: http://matthayslett.com/wp-content/u...-Explained.pdf





    NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!! 2/4/2015

    Bright Tangerine has announced the release of the new Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom, the smallest, lightest mattebox ever made! Even better are the features and incredibly low price. Covers lenses up to 14mm at 5K full frame!! No more taping filters to the lens when you need to cut the weight of a mattebox. The new core system detaches from the shade and can clamp on to your lens. Genius! It even has the ability to tilt the filters to remove glare/reflections or shadows typically associated with stacking filters. It's one quarter the weight of the current Misfit which is already incredibly light.

    http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...misfit-atom/94







    " To create the lightest matte box possible, we stripped it down to the core. Almost weightless, Misfit ATOM gives you more possibilities than ever before. Designed with gimbals and Steadicam in mind, it’s exceptionally small, light, and affordable too."

    * Misfit ATOM weighs just 98g without the shade, and 195g with it. That’s less than a quarter the weight of a standard Misfit or LMB25.

    * When you’re pushed for weight, you won’t need to tape a filter to the lens anymore. With Misfit ATOM you can remove the shade and just use it as a filter holder. It’s safer, quicker, and a whole lot more.

    * The tray less filter holder allows you to load filters directly into the core, keeping weight to an absolute minimum. You can still tilt filters for total flare control. You can use one or two filters. Either 4x4 or 4x4.65, or even a combination of both.

    * To maximize strength to weight ratio, we cut from a single block of billet aluminium, and stripped it to the core. Just because we made it light, we didn’t compromise on strength. Made from hard anodized aluminum and elasto-polymer, you won’t find any plastic here.

    * If you want to be even lighter, you can detach the shade, and just use the filters. The shade detaches in seconds. The clamp is 114mm, and you can connect to virtually any lens with our range of Misfit adaptors. You can rod-mount to 15mm LWS, 15mm and 19mm studio rods, and it’s comparable with many Misfit accessories.

    * Why put up with unwanted filter reflections? You don’t have to, and with Misfit ATOM it couldn’t be easier to remove them. Simply place the filters in the diagonal position and the problem is gone.

    Prices start at $699 for the core! Kits start at $759. A fully loaded kit is priced at $1129!

    http://www.brighttangerine.com/produ...misfit-atom/94



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    Matt, thanks for this report! I am this >< close to getting a mattebox and follow-focus. One idea you might want to share with your friends at BT is to integrate some kind of sound deadening material to the back sides of the top and bottom flags so that they block/deflect DRAGON fan noise away from whatever the lens is pointing at. A black hole for audio...
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    One very cool thing about BT is they LOVE user feedback. As a matter of fact that's how the Strummer DNA evolved, the swing away arm for Viv/Misfit, and the tilting module was born. It's another reason I stay loyal to BT. At Cinegear Andy asked me if there was anything I could think of that I could use either in the form of new feature or new products. He asked every customer the same thing. I really dig that.
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    Yeah thanks a lot for the report. I'm also very close to buy a BT VIV5. No group buy coming ;-) ?

    For the fan noise, you can build a blimb:

    Ok this one is a a bit too large, but with this kind of thing, the fresh air comes from the top and feed the camera air flow, and the fan noise also goes up and not front where the lens is pointing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoine Baumann View Post
    Yeah thanks a lot for the report. I'm also very close to buy a BT VIV5. No group buy coming ;-) ?
    hahaha maybe, if there's enough interest...
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    Yoink count me in for a group buy.
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    pics of follow focus?
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    What is the tilting mechanism for? How is it used with a lens, or is it intended for Tilt-Shift lenses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Ryan View Post
    hahaha maybe, if there's enough interest...
    completely interested....
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    What is the tilting mechanism for? How is it used with a lens, or is it intended for Tilt-Shift lenses?
    It's mostly to offset the axis of your filters in relation to the lens to alter or minimize glare, reflections, etc..
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