This compact mini matte field is 3D printable at house and holds 4×5.65″ cinema filters


There are such a lot of mini matte containers on the market available on the market lately that it may be tough to resolve which to get. I imply SmallRig alone makes 5 completely different fashions now. However for those who personal a 3D printer and have some filament mendacity round doing nothing, then you’ll be able to have a go at making this one.

It’s made by Edward Park at Mountain Breeze Studio, the identical man that does these cool retro lens cinema housings. This isn’t the primary matte field Edward’s made, however it’s a whole redesign over his authentic and appears tremendous slick. It additionally holds each 4×4″ (100x100mm) and 4×5.65″ (100x150mm) sq. filters – which is greater than may be mentioned for some industrial choices.

In addition to common glass sq. or 4×5.65″ filters, Edward’s mini matte field additionally lets you connect a rotating filter like a round polariser to your lens and nonetheless have entry to rotate it from the surface of the matte field – additionally one other function distinctly missing from many industrial matte containers. It takes a barely unconventional strategy of being extra like a set everlasting hood than the standard matte field, which makes use of flags. However the hood is adjustable and may be moved ahead and backwards and locked down into the place you want when utilizing it with ultra-wide angle lenses.

Other than the filament, you solely want a handful of bits of {hardware}. You want 4 M4 x 25mm screws, 2 M5 x 17mm screws and a 5mm x 15mm spring. That’s it. Every part else is printable at house. Edward used carbon fibre PLA to make his, because it’s the closest factor he may discover to a matte end, however you possibly can additionally line the within of the hood with adhesive-backed velvet for those who solely have common black PLA, PETG, and so forth. that isn’t fairly dully sufficient in texture.

Despite the fact that I have already got three matte containers, I may need to print up one in all these to have a play with after I set my printers again up!