Tilta MB-T03 Overview
The Tilta 4 x 4″ Carbon Fiber Matte Box features carbon fiber and aluminum construction, making it both lightweight and durable. The matte box will work with lenses up to 100mm in diameter. It features one fixed and one rotating 4 x 4″ filter stage and mounts onto lightweight 15mm rods. The matte box incorporates a swing-away design for rapid lens changes.
The included removable top and side flags can be precisely set and locked to block stray light from flaring your lens. The included anti-reflection rings protect your image by blocking stray light behind the camera bouncing off filters in the matte box and flaring your image.
The matte box is made of carbon fiber, with aluminum used for the support structure. This provides a lightweight yet sturdy unit that is appropriate for shooting hand-held or with a stabilizer rig, when every ounce counts.
The swing-away design allows you to quickly move the matte box out of the way to check or change lenses, without having to remove the matte box from the support rods. This way you don’t have to hand off the matte box to someone else, hold it under an arm or between your knees, or hang it under the rods while you work, greatly speeding your workflow and reducing the chance of dropping the matte box or having a filter tray fall out.
Top & Side Flags
The removable top and side flags provide you additional flare control and attach to the matte box with a lockable hinged assembly. This allows you to precisely set your flags to match the edge of frame for different lenses and lock them in place so that they don’t move during the shot.
The three included anti-reflection inserts work with lenses with an outer diameter of 72, 80, and 90mm. They provide a light-tight seal so that light from behind the camera cannot leak through where the lens joins the matte box and reflect off filters to flare your image. When you are using lenses with outer diameters other than 72, 80, and 90mm or with lenses that have excessive focus travel it is recommended to use the cloth “nun’s knickers” to prevent light leaks.