DIY Mattebox with Rotating Filter Trays

I made my first DIY mattebox back in 2008 and posted in DVXUser.

Since I moved to the U.S. I made another using bits and pieces you can find in U.S. Stores like Lowe's and Home Depot.

This DIY project is ideal for lenses up to 82mm front end diameter. The adjustable 2 filter trays can hold cheap filters similar to the Cokin P-series measuring 8 x 10 cm. This can be mounted on the DIY DSLR rig or, if you have an existing 15mm rod rail system, simply enlarge the rod holes for the rail block or use any generic railblock.

DIY Mattebox part1.jpg

Part 2-4 in PDF for download.

The PDF also contains the patterns for the following;

Filter trays

Donut holder

Donut pattern

Bracket bend pattern

Tray lock pattern

Top flag pattern

Top flag aluminum strip pattern

DIY rail block instructions PDF.

DIY mattebox finished images.jpg

This project was posted in DVXUser.

Hope you find this post useful.

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