SmallRing is a chinese company that in recent years has been successful in providing cages and accessories for photo and video cameras. The Mini Mate Box completes the entire ecosystem that SmallRing has for filmmakers.
It recently launched a mini version of its already lightweight Matte Box that is used in filming to avoid glare or light reflections in shots.
The new Mini Matte Box not only does the job by being lighter and more compact, but it also allows the use of 4×5.65-inch circular and rectangular neutral-density multifilters, avoiding vignetting.
The Mini Matte Box with a weight of 150 grams (incredibly light), is compatible with lenses of diameter 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, 86mm and 95mm.
It has been so successful that it is currently out of stock and can only be pre-ordered in five weeks, at a cost of US$ 99.00 for the Mini Mate Box. With additional accessories the cost reaches US$ 171.70.