Top 10 Best Matte Box In 2022 [Latest Picks]

Finding the best matte box can be troublesome among numerous brands and models. Also, most of them may not fulfill the primary needs or application criteria of the relevant product. But our research maintained and focused on a few issues and quality in our matte box review, including user-friendly features, excellent quality, appreciable performance, all-around features, enhanced lifespan, and value for money. You will be happy to purchase each item as we checked the product’s performance to pricing ratio.

Top Rated Best Matte Box in 2022

You can get numerous models of similar products dedicated to multiple users like the matte box. Our selection of top 10 best matte box are made after comparing 20+ products to match user requirements. These products are superbly performing, practical, and sturdy for individual purposes.

Rank Product Name Score
1
SmallRig Mini Matte Box Lite with Top Flag for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses, Comes with Filter Tray - 3575
SmallRig Mini Matte Box Lite with Top Flag for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses, Comes with Filter Tray - 3575
9/10
2
SMALLRIG Lightweight Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/ 72mm/77mm/82mm/114mm Lens - 2660
SMALLRIG Lightweight Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/ 72mm/77mm/82mm/114mm Lens - 2660
9.4/10
3
Tiltaing Mini Matte Box - Lightweight Filter Support with Top Flag for DSLR or Small Cine-Style Cameras Lenses | MB-T15
Tiltaing Mini Matte Box - Lightweight Filter Support with Top Flag for DSLR or Small Cine-Style Cameras Lenses | MB-T15
9.5/10
4
Fotga DP500III 4x4 DSLR Swing-Away Lens Matte Box w/ Donuts for 15mm Rail System for Sony A7 A7R A7S II III A9 A6300 A6500 GH5S Canon 5D 6D 7D II III IV D850 BMPCC 4K 6K DSLR Video Cinema Camera
Fotga DP500III 4x4 DSLR Swing-Away Lens Matte Box w/ Donuts for 15mm Rail System for Sony A7 A7R A7S II III A9 A6300 A6500 GH5S Canon 5D 6D 7D II III IV D850 BMPCC 4K 6K DSLR Video Cinema Camera
8.2/10
5
SMALLRIG Mini Matte Box Pro for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, Come with 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays and 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm-95mm Adapter Ring - 3680
SMALLRIG Mini Matte Box Pro for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, Come with 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays and 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm-95mm Adapter Ring - 3680
9.6/10
6
SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses - 3196
SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses - 3196
8.7/10
7
PROAIM MB-600 Full-Featured Sunshade Mattebox with Height Riser for Camera Lenses up to 95mm for 15mm Rail Rod Support Rig, for DSLR Video BMCC Camcorder (P-MB-600)
PROAIM MB-600 Full-Featured Sunshade Mattebox with Height Riser for Camera Lenses up to 95mm for 15mm Rail Rod Support Rig, for DSLR Video BMCC Camcorder (P-MB-600)
9.5/10
8
Tilta 4x5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings
Tilta 4x5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings
8.1/10
9
Tilta Mirage Matte Box - Lightweight & Modular with New Insert Filter Design for DSLR, Mirrorless, Drone, Gimbal and Cinema
Tilta Mirage Matte Box - Lightweight & Modular with New Insert Filter Design for DSLR, Mirrorless, Drone, Gimbal and Cinema
9.3/10
10
Alan Gordon Enterprises 138mm Rota-Pola Tray with Circular Polarizer Filter for 4x5.65 Matte Boxes
Alan Gordon Enterprises 138mm Rota-Pola Tray with Circular Polarizer Filter for 4x5.65 Matte Boxes
8.4/10

1 SmallRig Mini Matte Box Lite with Top Flag for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses, Comes with Filter Tray - 3575

  • 【Carbon Fiber Box & Top Flag】SmallRig mini matte box 3575 is designed for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras to prevent sunlight or other straight light from causing glare and flare. The adjustable carbon-fiber top flag blocks sunlight or strong light and also prevents internal reflections with its anti-reflective design. Furthermore, it avoids vignetting in 15 mm focal length shooting
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Matte box 3575 fits different dimension lenses up to Φ95mm via different adapter rings (optional model 3383 : Φ52-95mm; Φ55-95mm; Φ58-95mm; Φ62-95mm; Φ86-95mm, standard rings: Φ67-95mm; Φ72-95mm; Φ77-95mm; Φ82-95mm;) or attached directly to Φ95mm lens. Moreover, its adapter ring fits round CPL, ND filters and other round filters of up to Φ92.5mm. Besides, it leaves enough space for quick disassembly and adjustment of the round filter
  • 【Multiple Installation 】This matte box enables to install round filters and multiple 4 x 5.65"/ 4 x 4" plug-in filters of up to 4 mm in thickness at the same time. The included filter tray provides all-around protection of the filter with multipoint silicone. It is easy to store and prevents scratches and fingerprints while replacing plug-in filters. If you need extra filter tray, please buy SmallRig 3319 and 3320. For Side & Top Flag, please go for SmallRig 3597
  • 【Portable & Compact】The mini matte box 3575 is made from durable but super lightweight carbon fiber material. Portable and compact, with only 108g (without adapter rings). It meets users' common shooting needs and easy for carrying outside.
  • 【What You Get】1 x mini matte box lite, 1 x Φ67/72/77/82-95 mm adapter ring, 1 x Filter Tray (4 x 5.65"), 1 x store pouch

2 SMALLRIG Lightweight Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/ 72mm/77mm/82mm/114mm Lens - 2660

  • 【CARBON FIBER BOX & TOP FLAG】SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box 2660 is designed to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare, with interchangeable mounting systems that suits cinema or DSLR lenses. The included carbon fiber top flag helps block veiling glare or bright reflections from striking your lens, and it can be folded down to cover the front of the matte box and provide protection to the front of your lens.
  • 【WIDE COMPATIBILITY】The matte box comes with a 114mm clamp that allows you to mount it directly onto 114mm cine lens, and the included 67 to 114mm, 72 to 114mm, 77 to 114mm, 82 to 114mm threaded adapter rings allow you to use the matte box with lenses of different diameters.
  • 【SUPPORTS TWO 4 X 4" OR 4 X 5.65" FILTERS】It accepts two 4 x 4 or 4 x 5.65" filters without the use of filter trays and includes four adapter rings to attach the matte box to the lens. The filters can be easily pushed out from the side without leaving fingerprints on the filters by unscrewing the top thumbscrew.
  • 【FOUR 1/4"-20 ACCESSORY THREADS】Weights Only 238g without the top flag, SmallRig 2660 suits small mirrorless or DSLR cameras and is made from durable but lightweight carbon fiber material. There are four 1/4"-20 threads on top of the matte box that allow you to mount additional accessories.
  • 【RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS】Separately available 95-114mm Adapter Ring SmallRig 2661 can be used for cine-style lenses, and Clamp-On Lens Adapter Ring Kit SmallRig 3408 is compatible with 80mm/85mm/95mm/110mm lens. Optional 15mm LWS rod clamp SmallRig 2663/3411, together with 15mm LWS rods and 114mm silicone donut SmallRig 3409 supports 58-114mm lens. ND filters, please go for Lens Adapter Ring Set SmallRig 3410. For Side & Top Flag, please go for SmallRig 3597

3 Tiltaing Mini Matte Box - Lightweight Filter Support with Top Flag for DSLR or Small Cine-Style Cameras Lenses | MB-T15

  • [CLAMP ON] Directly to Lenses 85mm or Smaller via Filter Thread Adapters
  • [FILTER SLOTS] Support a Single 4x5.65 Filter and Stackable Circular Filters
  • [COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT] Design Makes this Perfect for Gimbals
  • [TOP FLAG] Helps Eliminate Flares and is Easily Adjusted
  • [LENS SUPPORT] via included 15mm Rod Adapter Helps Support Heavier Lenses

4 Fotga DP500III 4x4 DSLR Swing-Away Lens Matte Box w/ Donuts for 15mm Rail System for Sony A7 A7R A7S II III A9 A6300 A6500 GH5S Canon 5D 6D 7D II III IV D850 BMPCC 4K 6K DSLR Video Cinema Camera

  • 【Suitable for almost ALL Cameras,Compatible 14mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens or 114mm Front Thread Lens 】Universal design for all DSLR cameras, video cameras, interchangeable-Lens cameras & Industry standard 15mm rod system and 19mm rod system. Support maximum of 14mm ultra-wide-angle lenses or large lenses up to 114mm in diameter
  • 【CNC Machined,4x4 Rotatable Filter Trays】Rugged & lightweight, Made of all metal CNC machined except for the matte box body and filter trays, in the case of ensuring the overall strength and minimize the weight
  • 【No Light Reflection,Height Ajustable】The excellent extinction treatment inside of the matte box, can effectively block the glare and reflected light
  • 【One-button Releasing Swing Away Style】For changing lenses quickly, the unit features a swing away mechanism at a 90 degrees and one key to unlock, automatic closure and allow height adjustable. Instead of moving the mounting position of the matte box, (which may be blocked by other rig accessories, or require rod extensions to fit) , it can simply be lifted one key to undo
  • 【Foldable Clip-in Type French Flag and Side Flags】The kit includes one foldable French flag, and two adjustable side wings. All the flags can be folded and stored for easy carrying. Each of the three flags can be positioned and locked in place so as to suit different focal lengths by providing the maximum amount of shading without getting in the way of the shot.

5 SMALLRIG Mini Matte Box Pro for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, Come with 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays and 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm-95mm Adapter Ring - 3680

  • 【Adjustable Carbon Fiber Flags】SmallRig Mini Matte Box Pro 3680 is designed for mirrorless cameras to prevent sunlight or other light from causing glare and flare and to control images on the screen. The top flag opens 180° and its side wings extend 40° for additional light blocking; The side flag is attached to either the matte box or the filter tray via slots and opens 180° to block stray light. Note: The top flag cannot be closed shut when more than 2 filter trays are installed
  • 【Modular Design and Easy Installation】This mini matte box is designed with quick release modular and easy installation. It features one knob on top to fix the top flag in place, and one knob on the upper right corner to tighten the camera lens. It also comes with a storage bag for quick storage of the matte box and filter trays
  • 【Wide Compatibility】This mattebox is suitable for various adapter rings (Φ52-95mm, Φ55-95mm, Φ58-95mm, Φ62-95mm, 58-95mm, Φ62-95mm, Φ86-95mm, NOT included in package) and (Φ67-95mm, Φ72-95mm, Φ77-95mm, Φ82-95mm, included in package) as well as Φ95mm lenses. Its adapter rings allow quick release of circular filters (including CPL and ND) of up to Φ92.5mm
  • 【Two 4 x 5.65" Filter Trays Included】 It comes standard with two 4 x 5.65" filter trays, which can be quickly mounted via slots, and supports multiple plug-in filters at the same time
  • 【Related Accessories Recommended】 To secure lens and prevent shaking, SmallRig 15mm LWS Rod Support 2663 is recommended. If you need other filter trays, you could search "SmallRig 3320", "SmallRig 3319"; For ND filters, please go for "SmallRig 3588", "SmallRig 3589"

6 SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses - 3196

  • 【CARBON FIBER BOX & TOP FLAG】SmallRig Mini Matte Box 3196 is designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras to prevent sunlight or other light from causing glare and flare and to control the image on the screen. The adjustable carbon-fiber top flag blocks sunlight or strong light and also prevents internal reflections with its anti-reflective design. Moreover, it avoids vignetting in 15mm focal length shooting. (If you need a top & side flag, pls search "SmallRig 3597")
  • 【WIDE COMPATIBILITY】SmallRig 3196 fits various standard lenses such as 4 x 5.65" and round filters. Its clamp connector works with different adapter rings (optional model 3383 : Φ52-95mm; Φ55-95mm; Φ58-95mm; Φ62-95mm; Φ86-95mm, standard rings: Φ67-95mm; Φ72-95mm; Φ77-95mm; Φ82-95mm;) or attached directly to Φ95mm lens; its adapter ring fits round CPL, ND filter and other round filters of up to Φ92.5mm. Besides, it leaves enough space for quick disassembly and adjustment of the round filter.
  • 【MULTIPLE INSTALLATION 】The filter tray 3319 can be quickly and smoothly mounted onto matte box via a NATO clamp. SmallRig 3196 enables to install round filters and multiple 4 x 5.65" plug-in filters of up to 4mm in thickness at the same time, which meet your multiple filter needs. Besides, the filter tray 3319 provides all-around protection of the filter with multi-point silicone. It is easy to store and prevents scratches and fingerprints while replacing plug-in filters.
  • 【1/4"-20 THREADED HOLES】SmallRig Mini Matte box 3196 features 4 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the top. It allows attaching other SmallRig accessories such as Magic Arms 2065, etc. Furthermore, its anti-twist 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the bottom suits 15mm LWX Rod Support 2663, achieving a better shooting.
  • 【PORTABLE & COMPACT】The Mini Matte Box 3196 is made from durable but super lightweight carbon fiber material. Portable and compact, with only 125g(without adapter rings). It meets users' common shooting needs and easy for carrying outside.

7 PROAIM MB-600 Full-Featured Sunshade Mattebox with Height Riser for Camera Lenses up to 95mm for 15mm Rail Rod Support Rig, for DSLR Video BMCC Camcorder (P-MB-600)

  • Professionally constructed Matte Box with outer diameter of 95mm, efficiently controls light & gives cinematic effects to your shots
  • Adjustable French & Side Flags gives extra protection from lens flares & extra lights
  • Two 4x4 Filter Holders; perfect for polarized and a combination of square filters
  • Height of matte box is adjustable up to 2.5cm to match lenses perfectly; it comes with both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio formats
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed; Buy with Confidence.

8 Tilta 4x5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings

  • It features the perfect tools for on-the-go shooters and those who need to pair a matte box with a gimbal rig. The MB-T12 seamlessly attaches to any standard 114mm diameter lens. It even includes adapter rings for both 80mm and 95mm diameter lenses
  • Light weight, yet durable, carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • 80mm/95mm/114mm/134mm Adapter Rings designed to fit popular lens diameters

9 Tilta Mirage Matte Box - Lightweight & Modular with New Insert Filter Design for DSLR, Mirrorless, Drone, Gimbal and Cinema

  • [CLAMP ON] to most Cine Lenses with 95mm Front Diameter or via included 82/77/72/67mm Filter Thread Adapters (more sizes available separately)
  • [MODULAR DESIGN] Supports Lightweight Configurations, Perfect for Gimbals and Drones
  • [CIRCULAR & 4x5.6 FILTERS] Accommodates 4x5.6 and New 95mm Circular Filters
  • [SUPPORTS VARIABLE ND] Which Can Be Manually or Remotely Controlled
  • [EXPANDABLE DESIGN] Supports Many Accessories to Expand Functionality

10 Alan Gordon Enterprises 138mm Rota-Pola Tray with Circular Polarizer Filter for 4x5.65 Matte Boxes

  • Works with Most 4x4.65" Matte Boxes
  • 4x5.65" Tray Holds a 138mm Filter
  • 138mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • Manufactured from Aluminum

How to Choose the Best Matte Box

Having prior knowledge of the product is always essential when you are in matte box. This knowledge may contain features, pros and cons, and other performance controlling factors. Thus, we suggest you know the pricing level of the product compared to its usefulness for a happy purchase.

Without proper research and comparison, you alone may waste your valuable time. But we have already completed the study and comparison to help you save time for other chores. You can buy the right matte box within the shortest possible time without losing the performance selected from our list.

The Suitable Brand

Check out the manufacturer’s reputation in the current market before buying the quality matte box. The desired matte box will be efficient if you discover everything trustworthy and user-friendly. So, you can compare brands and read user reviews of the product for clarification. In this way, you may also learn the during and after-sales services.

Usually, high-performing products may cost you more money. But extra investment on that product may ensure you get the best performance and after-sales service. However, some manufacturers can be new to the market with a short history, except for the thoughts. They can also offer their best to compete and win the market.

Practical Features:

This is the next thing to look at when buying the best matte box. Always try to match the features you want with the selected product. Therefore, some products may miss a few features, but still, they can be efficient for your project. Our suggestion is to look for the top or mandatory features of the multiple products. Then, you can compare and select the specific product having the most features you want.

It is better to know some generic features of most products. But you may also prefer extra or unique features for better satisfaction. Thus, we have focused on top practical features in this review list with correct details. Now, save your time and enjoy buying the product.

Top Benefits and Drawbacks

It is pretty impossible to get a 100% perfect product. It means your selected product may contain both positive and critical aspects together. So, keep the top benefits in mind and justify that they will fulfill your matte box needs. Alternatively, the product flaws may give an idea about its value for money in real-time applications.

Check out user reviews on different stores like Amazon, social networks, user forums, and the manufacturer website. It may clarify the top pros and cons for necessary product comparison. In this case, we are already ahead of reviewing them. We are not suggesting doing massive works; look at our matte box pros and cons for the best compatibility.

Pricing:

Price can control the interest of a user or buyer to buy the respective product. It can determine how many features and performing factors of the product. Again, it can be changeable depending on multiple facts like brand value, topmost features, how they function, and life expectancy. Remember that you should pay more to get a product from a famous manufacturer.

In some cases, new brands offer their products at an attractive price. But you should always compare them with other similar products from different brands. It ensures you are spending well for the most effective outcome. It is beneficial to set and stick to a possible budget and buy the product within that budget.

Performance and Durability:

Performance indicates the compatibility of the product with your applications. Durability is another thing to consider for justifying your investment. You should look at both performance and durability of the respective product.

Spending a lot of money and getting an ineffective result from the product can be horrifying. A product should always perform better to meet the expectations. Again, the material quality and types may also differentiate the product prices. Sometimes the product may meet or exceed traditional product standards for best return or benefit on investment. Likewise, the shorter lifespan than expectation also can be a loss of investment.

Irrespective of user reviews, you can find many ways to know your desired matte box’s performance and durability. You should try to see the source of materials used in producing the product. Indeed, the best product is constructed from premium, long-lasting, and industry-leading materials.

Warranty and After-sales Service:

Warranty and after-sales service are very much helpful during any emergencies. We suggest you read the terms and conditions of serving the manufacturer or the seller after and before the purchase.

It is not easy to say your product will last forever. So, inquire if the manufacturer is allowing any warranty or after-sale services upon the purchase. Some products may require repairing services which the manufacturer may allow sometimes. In this case, you may check the user reviews about the manufacturer’s after-sales service.

The manufacturers often offer a 6-24+ months warranty on the desired product. Some may offer free or slightly paid repair services, including home repair services. So, read all the terms and conditions well or face a loss after buying the product.

Final Words

Now, we have concluded our best matte box review. We expect our study can help you buy the product matching your needs. Here, we have included a good explanation of applications, features, user reviews, pros, and cons so that you get top-quality products.

Please, feel free to share what product has caught your eye. We hope you will buy any of our selected items as we have already proved why they are best. Indeed, buyers are craving to buy them. Spending time on other products in confusion may make you delay or miss the right purchase. So, make your life easier by picking the right product from our list faster.

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