Matte Box

Arri SMB-2 Matte box
Arri SMB-2 Matte box

What is a matte box?

A matte box is a device that is attached to the front end of the lens in video and film production and sometimes in still photography. The matte box serves multiple purposes, but its key function is to protect the front element of the lens from stray light, just like a lens hood.

A feature tour of Arri SMB-1 Matte box

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