The MVA512WK-1 SYMPLA Flexible Matte Box Complete Kit from Manfrotto is a multi-purpose, flexible matte box solution. It features a collapsible rubber matte box, SYMPLA Variable Plate, and a pair of 12″ scratch-resistant 15mm rods. The system is adjustable at several points for compatibility with various length lenses.
The SYMPLA Flexible Matte Box is an accordion-like rubber hood that is easily adjustable for a variety of shooting situations, including use with both wide and long lenses. It can even be pressed up against glass — when you need to shoot through glass — to block out reflections. It also protects the lens against knocks and scrapes and packs flat for easier transport. The matte box is equipped with two 4 x 4″ filter holders, one of which rotates to allow a polarizing filter to be angled correctly.
The matte box sits on the Universal Mount, which attaches the matte box to the included scratch-resistant 15mm rods. The matte box can be moved back and forth along the rods and locked into position. The Universal Mount also has a bar on which the matte box can be adjusted vertically 50mm to align with lenses of different heights. A built-in hinge lets you slide the matte box aside 90° to allow for quick lens swaps.
Your camera attaches to the system using the included Variable Plate. The quick-release camera plate adjusts at a lateral axis to offset the camera from the plate’s center, at a vertical axis to align the plate higher and lower, and that adjusts back and forth along the rods.
Universally compatible with lenses from wide to long
Can press up against a window to block out all reflections
Protects lens when open; packs flat when closed for transport
One of two filter holders rotates to let the other be angled correctly
15mm Mount System
Mounts and moves along two 15mm rods
Vertically adjusts 50mm to align with any lens
Slides aside on a 90° hinge to facilitate lens swaps
SYMPLA Camera Plate
Adjustable along three axes
Two 3/8″ threads for mount on a monopod or tripod