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    Looking for matte box options for Raven and S-W. I shoot in many different scenarios, tripod, handheld, shoulder, Movi, etc. Looking for something versatile. I've heard good things about the Bright Tangerine, just can't decide which is the best. I mainly shoot on Canon CN-E primes. I open to suggestions.
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    Hey Brian. I own an Oconnor "O-Box" which is super durable but its not my favorite. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Set_15mm.html

    I also own a bright tangerine Misfit Atom. Its really awesome if you are just worried about attaching filters, it clamps to the fron of the Cannon CN-E without rods which is great and amazingly light weight.http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...clamp_kit.html

    if i had to do it all over with a low budget i would deff go with the wooden camera universal mattebox, thing is great you can break it down to a clamp on 1 tray gimbal up to a 3 tray full mattebox.. pretty awesome
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    I was looking at the same thing, meaning Matte box, rig and rail systems.

    Unfortunately, with this Raven purchase, my budget has run thin...

    In any case, I still look around. Things to consider, since you use CN-E primes... you're looking at a 114mm diameter opening. Don't look at anything less than 4X5.65 inch. And, depending on how often you switch lenses, you may benefit with a swing away instead of clamp on matte box, in which case you will need a rail system.

    Which, brings me to my next question, Red offers a matte box (its a clamp on), if anyone knows, can you transform it into a swing away matte box?
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    If you are looking for something to fit on a Movi, you want something lightweight like the Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom.

    Outside of super lightweight gimbal use I can certainly recommend anything BT makes. I have my O-Box still, but at the moment and for pretty much a year now my favorite matte box has been the Chrosziel Cine.1 MB565, but it's not the lightest weight thing you can get.
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    Great points to consider. From everything I've heard and seen, Bright Tangerine has a good product.

    @Matthew Quinn...was there anything in particular you didn't like about the Misfit?

    @Phil Holland...was the Chrosziel the one used on the Forged shoot?
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    Hey Matthew. Have you used the Wooden Camera? I am between that and the Misfit Atom. Seems like the WC has more versatility but the light weight of the BT is appealing.



    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Quinn View Post
    Hey Brian. I own an Oconnor "O-Box" which is super durable but its not my favorite. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Set_15mm.html

    I also own a bright tangerine Misfit Atom. Its really awesome if you are just worried about attaching filters, it clamps to the fron of the Cannon CN-E without rods which is great and amazingly light weight.http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...clamp_kit.html

    if i had to do it all over with a low budget i would deff go with the wooden camera universal mattebox, thing is great you can break it down to a clamp on 1 tray gimbal up to a 3 tray full mattebox.. pretty awesome
    http://woodencamera.com/Universal-Ma...ebox-Base.html
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    Nothing but Chrosziel for us. We've used LOTS of different matte boxes over the last 10 years or so. The rubber donuts on the Chrosziel matte boxes also also offer the most compact, lightweight solution we've used. Unlike O-box where you have get a big bulky adapter, the Chrosziel donuts screw directly into the mattebox itself. If you use smaller lenses, the older "battleship gray" Chrosziel matte boxes (450-02) are also the best bangs for the buck as they're pretty easy to find used. :-)
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    BT Misfit is my go to setup. Can be clamp on, rod mounted, or swing away. Great value for the price and all BT products are top notch.

    http://matthayslett.com/bright-tange...etup-and-more/

    Use it on the Ronin with no issues (Misfit). Although the Misfit Atom will save you even more weight and is the ideal option for a gimbal setup.
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    Bright Tangerine is the best for lightweight / gimbal work. That I've seen at least! Cant go wrong
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