The Manfrotto SYMPLA Flexible Mattebox is a fully adjustable light hood for preventing unwanted stray light that causes flare and loss of contrast in images. Purpose-built for HDSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses, the Flexible Mattebox is designed for speed and ease-of-use, with its 90° hinge allowing fast lens changes and single-lock, tool-free height and front-back movements for equally speedy alignment. Fitted on a Universal Mount, it slides backwards and forwards along SYMPLA rails, and has 50mm of vertical travel so that it can be aligned with lenses of different lengths and heights. Furthermore, the Mattebox incorporates a double 4x4'' filter-holder with one of the filter holders being rotatable to allow a polarising or graduated filter to be angled correctly.
Made from a unique silicon rubber construction, it can shield unwanted glare from any angle without blocking light from the rest of the scene, directly influencing what f-stop can be used. Being flexible it can fold flat for transportation and has no sharp edges – unlike French flags – making it ideal for safe use in crowds. Moreover, when shooting through glass, the hood can be positioned so as to make a seal against the glass, cutting out any reflections.
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