O-Box WM Mattebox System
Famed support maker builds a better Mattebox
Top cinematographers understand the advantages of high-end professional glass filters both for in-camera effects and practical exposure issues. Its about control and that’s why they also understand the benefits of effective light management and flare control that can only be done with a high-end mattebox system including flags and wings. OConnor has painstakingly come up with a solution to intuitively handle filters, and allow configuration freedom to meet just about any shooting situation.
Wide and Mini in one
The OConnor O-Box WM is a two-stage mattebox designed around the 16:9 format full-size sensor. A wide-angle system, it accommodates lenses up to 18mm (and in some cases wider).
15mm Studio and 19mm Studio Solution
OConnor offers an easy 2-part solution to adapt the mattebox to either 15mm or 19mm studio rods. The LWS bracket that comes with the mattebox is simply removed via 2 Allen screws (3mm Allen / Hex key) and the unit is then replaced with either part #C1243-1118 for Studio 19mm rods or #C1243-1119 for the offset Studio 15mm rods. The OConnor adapter then interfaces with the O-Grips’ 3-standard rod bridge #C1244-1002 for studio-based rod support. This solution provides a total of 6 mounting points for O-Grips, while saving valuable rod space.
Meeting industry expectations & beyond
In true OConnor fashion, the O-Box system delivers the expected and more. This precision mechanical device adeptly accepts up to three filters: two in top-loading filter frames (two 4×4″ and two 4×5.65″ frames are included). The rear frame is rotatable 360 degrees. A third 138mm round filter sleekly fits in the optional bellows ring.
Constructed of OConnor’s proprietary rugged composite, the sunshade is lightweight yet substantially stronger and more impact resistant than existing units. This translates to fewer sunshade replacements arising from the rigors of professional production environments.
Get a Grip on your Mattebox
The O-Box is the first commercially produced mattebox to have integrated handgrip interfaces. While traditionally operators have used the sunshade as a handle, this precarious handling is remedied by OConnor’s O-Grips that can be conveniently attached directly to the O-Box support cage in three locations: camera left, right or bottom center. The bottom center position is particularly useful for small setups such as HDSLR cameras when the O-Grips turn into a pistol-style grip for the operator’s right hand while the follow focus handwheel is in their left.
O-Box WM Set – LWS 15mm includes:
- Lightweight, rugged Wide Mini Sunshade of proprietary composite material
- Two stages; front fixed/ rear rotatable 360 degrees
- 18mm + wide angle capability in 16:9 format
- Two top loading 4” x 4” horizontal filter frames
- Two 4” x 5.65” horizontal filter frames
- Rear clamping interface @ 150mm
- Rod interface for 15mm LWS standard
- O-Grips 3/8” interface on left, center bottom, and right sides
- Integrated top flag mounting bracket with 1/4 & 3/8 tapped cheese stick
- Top Flag
- 138mm round filter (rotatable) held via optional Bellows Ring
New O-Box WM Deluxe Set
The new O-Box WM Mattebox Deluxe Set introduces a new level of out of the box versatility with innovative Universal Rings. Based on an exclusive CINEPARTS design endorsed by OConnor the new Universal Rings are made from aircraft aluminum and hold a seamless, high-tech material that can flex over a variety of lens diameters. The Universal Rings are supplied in two sizes: 150 to 80 mm, and 114 to 55 mm, covering lenses with diameters between 55 mm and 134 mm. These handy new additions can replace multiple hard reduction rings, making the O-Box Deluxe Set a versatile package for today’s shooter who works with a range of lenses.
O-Box WM Deluxe Set includes:
Complete O-Box WM Set – LWS 15mm
- Side Flag and Bracket Sets
- Bellows Ring (Donut) 150-114mm (threaded)
- Universal Ring 150 mm
- Universal Ring 114 mm
- Reduction Ring 114-110mm
OConnor Accessory Program
To prepare for any configuration, OConnor offers optional items including: Bellows ring, side flags, retaining brackets, a bottom bracket and flag. Popular bellows step-down rings to 80mm are also available.