Affordable $120 Kamerar Matte Box Review

I’ve had some time to work with the Kamerar MAX-1 Matte box over the past several weeks. Check out the video below for my findings. In short, this is a great matte box for those looking for an affordable first matte box.

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Kamerar MAX-1.1 Matte Box Kit

$150-210

Includes top flag, side flags, rod adapter and donut.

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Kamerar Lite Matte Box

$120

Includes top flag (no side flags) and rod adapter.

What This Matte Box Is Good For

  • Blocking unwanted light.
  • Protecting your lens.
  • Single Filter use.
  • Non-rotating filters (ND, protective filter etc).
  • Aesthetics of a mattebox without the large expense of a professional mattebox.
  • Rod base rig use.

What This Matte Box Is Not Good For

  • Dual filter use.
  • Rotating filter use.
  • Clip-on use.