10 Best A7iii Matte Box – Tested By Expert

In the quest to tidy, a7iii matte box can make the difference between an organized home and one heaped with mismatched boxes in the closets and garage.

Consumers have been using storage boxes to organize nearly every part of their lives: In homes, on the farm, at warehouses, and even for travel. Over the years, many users have bought numerous brands and styles of storage containers for different applications. Some have served faithfully for decades in storage sheds, while some were only good for a year before cracking.

The best a7iii matte box can lead to smarter living in your home. With a functional aesthetic, storage bins can declutter and organize. To find the ideal a7iii matte box available, we conducted hours of research and evaluated product models on durability, size, type of plastic, closures, and price.

Top 10 Besta7iii matte box : Editor’s Choice

 

List of 10 Best a7iii matte box: Selected and Tested by Experts

1. SMALLRIG Lightweight Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/ 72mm/77mm/82mm/114mm Lens – 2660

Features :

  • 【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

Additional Info :

Color Large Matte Box
Item Dimensions
Height 2.83464
Width 6.53542
Length 8.996045
Weight 1.00751253734

2. SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses – 3196

Features :

  • 【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.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 5.39369
Width 1.681099
Length 6.92912

3. Fotga DP3000 M3 4×4 Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rail Follow Focus Rig DSLR Mirrorless Camera Canon EOS R EOS-1D X 5D 5DS R 6D 7D II III IV Nikon Z6 Z7 D5 D850 Sony A7 A7R A7S II III IV A7IV BMPCC 4K

Features :

  • 【Fits for almost all cameras】Universal design for all camcorders and DSLRs & Industry standard 15mm supporting rods, center-to-center rails distance 60mm
  • 【Swing-away type,easily chenge lens】You can easily swing-away the mattebox without disturbing the camera from the tripod and rail system.you can free open from one sides ,applied in the photographic process frequent replacement lenses and filters ,easily and convenience
  • 【2 filter trays,one is totatble】2 dual-purpose filter trays made of plastic,supporting 4″x4″ filter used .one filter tray is fixed,another one of the filter trays is rotatable,which will be helpful when you use gradual ND filter
  • 【3 flags greatly block lights】French Flag/Side Flags : The flags provide extra flare reduction and improves the quality of videos. The side flags are quick removable. They can be attached /detached easily.Both flags can be folded for storage.
  • 【Flags angles are adjustable】The flags are attached firmly on the sunshade mattebox by hinge mechanism. The side flags can be opened to the desired length by using the small knob provided on the flags

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 1.1

4. 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

Features :

  • 【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”

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2.12598
Width 5.39369
Length 6.57479

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

Features :

  • [CLAMP ON] Directly to Lenses 85mm or Smaller via Filter Thread Adapters
  • [FILTER SLOTS] Support a Single 4×5.65 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

Additional Info :

Color black
Item Dimensions
Height 8.46
Width 4.53
Length 5.32
Weight 1.10231131

6. Tilta Mirage VND Kit – Modular Matte Box with Variable ND Filter + Accessories

Features :

  • [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 & 4×5.6 FILTERS] Accommodates 4×5.6 and New 95mm Circular Filters
  • [SUPPORTS VARIABLE ND] Which Can Be Manually or Remotely Controlled
  • [INCLUDES VND FILTER] Supports Many Accessories to Expand Functionality

7. Tilta 4×5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings

Features :

  • 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

8. Fotga DP500III 4×4 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

Features :

  • 【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,4×4 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.

Additional Info :

Color DP500III Matte Box
Item Dimensions
Height 15
Width 10.7
Length 3.7

9. SmallRig Screw-in Reduction Lens Adapter Ring Set with ND Filter Thread for Mattex Box 2660, 67mm / 72mm / 77mm / 82mm / 86mm-114mm Matte Box Adapter for CPL Filters ND Filters – 3410

Features :

  • 【FOR MATTE BOX 2660】This screw-in reduction lens adapter ring 3410 with filter thread (Φ67/72/77/82/86-114mm) is only for “SmallRig Matte Box 2660”. This product serves as an adapter and helps better mount your camera lens and filter on the SmallRig matte box.
  • 【FOR ATTACHMENT OF FILTERS】Variable ND filters and CPL filters can be screwed on this lens adapter firmly ring through the threads on them.
  • 【ANTI-DROP DESIGN】The adapter ring 3410 adapt anti-drop design, prevent accidental disconnection and ensure safe and reliable shooting when it works with “SmallRig Matte Box 2660”.
  • 【5 ADAPTERS FOR YOUR NEEDS】Includes common adapter rings of 67-114mm/72-114mm/77-114mm/82-114mm/86mm-114mm, fits for most lens/filters on the market for a better shooting experience.
  • 【WELL-MADE MATERIAL】This lens adapter rings is constructed of a sturdy and premium aluminum alloy with strong oxygen resistance and quality.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.27559
Width 4.48818
Length 4.48818

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

Features :

  • [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 & 4×5.6 FILTERS] Accommodates 4×5.6 and New 95mm Circular Filters
  • [SUPPORTS VARIABLE ND] Which Can Be Manually or Remotely Controlled
  • [EXPANDABLE DESIGN] Supports Many Accessories to Expand Functionality

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 4.5
Width 9
Length 11

How to choose the best a7iii matte box: Important features to consider

Materials: Polyethylene vs. polypropylene – Low-density polyethylene (stamped on the bottom as LDPE, recycling group number four) is more flexible than stiff, cheap polypropylene (recycling group five), so it won’t crack as easily if you drop a loaded bin on the garage floor. It also won’t become brittle at freezing temperatures the way polypropylene does.

Each material has some advantages. Polypropylene can be made see-through, and it’s much more heat resistant — all the way up to boiling temperatures. LDPE is always tougher, but it gets very soft at temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit and melts in boiling water. Our testers have seen far more polypropylene bins fail in long-term storage, especially in cold climates, but in a baking-hot attic, you’d want to be very careful about how much weight is stacked on an LDPE bin.

Latching lids – A flip-up latch will hold your bin closed even if you over-stuff it, which is handy for things like bulky sweaters and puffy blankets. If you put too much strain on latches, though, they’re prone to pop out of the mounting holes. Those holes also mean an entry point for moisture and insects.

A waterproof seal – If you just need a bin to shed rain, almost any will do: with one exception, the lids we tested to cover the edge of the bin, which means water will roll off without getting inside. A totally sealed lid (like our top pick) will also keep out humidity, though damp items can mildew quickly if you’re not careful about what you put in the bin.

Stackable designs – Nearly any bin can stand on top of another, but some designs are able to neatly mix and match small and large bins while creating a topple-resistant tower.

Single-size lids – If you’re building a collection of storage containers to fully organize your life, it can be handy to have bins with same-size openings. This usually means you can stack and nest different sizes as well as share lids between them. Usually, there will be at least two sizes in a series of containers with a common lid and footprint size, with the difference in volume made up by height.

What to Look for in a Plastic Storage Bin

Capacity

“Pre-sort items you want to organize into categories for containment,” says Marci McAvoy, professional organizer and founder of Marci McAvoy Home Organization. After pre-sorting, consider the storage bin’s capacity. Measure what you need to store and the space where it will live.

“There’s nothing worse than buying a bunch of bins and getting home and realizing that your space is too narrow for the bin you chose, or maybe you didn’t realize that your shelves couldn’t be adjusted for height,” says McAvoy.

Plastic storage tubs list the capacity in quarts or gallons, and some may also include the weight limit. If you’re shopping online, you can get a sense of what a bin can hold by looking at both product photos and images posted by shoppers, which are often the most helpful.

Material and Design

Rigid plastic materials are less likely to buckle when filled with extremely heavy items. These are sometimes labeled as high-density bins. “A bin like this tends to be more expensive because it is really durable, keeps dust and critters out, and is airtight,” says McAvoy.

If you’re storing bins vertically, look for a stackable style (these usually have recessed lids), since this will help the bins stay stable and maximize your storage space from top to bottom. Note that some storage bins are narrower at the bottom and wider on top, so they can nest when they’re empty. This is a helpful feature, but if you are lining these up on shelves horizontally, you may have wasted space between them.

Lid Closure Type

Storage bin lids can be attached or removable. The attached lids might be on a single set of hinges, or they may split down the middle and interlock. When the lid is integrated into the design, you’re less likely to lose track of it, but McAvoy warns that sometimes these can break, rendering the entire bin unusable.

McAvoy prefers removable lids with side snaps and latches. If you live with small children, you might need to opt for more secure closures. If you love color-coding, consider lids that come in different colors. Others might opt for clear lids so they can easily see the contents.

 

FAQ
  • When is the best time to buy plastic storage bins?

    Plastic bins often go on sale in January or February, when retailers try to capitalize on customers’ resolutions to get organized. Containers in colors like red and green maybe even more deeply discounted at this time.

  • How should you label plastic storage bins?

    There are almost as many labeling options as there are plastic containers. If you want flexibility, stick to erasable options such as removable chalkboard or whiteboard labels, and use either chalk paint or dry-erase markers. Label bin clips work well on the handles of open bins, and can also be used with dry-erase markers or Sharpies. Some people opt to simply write directly on clear bins, or buy pre-printed stickers. If you want your label to be permanent, use a marker like a Sharpie or an acrylic paint pen.

  • How can you hide plastic storage bins in your home?

    If you’re looking to hide storage bins in your home, one option is to buy larger, more attractive containers made from materials like wood or rattan, and fit the plastic boxes inside. This works best for items you don’t need frequently. You could also use fabric, washi tape, drawer liner paper, spray paint, and stencils to decorate the exterior of plastic storage bins. If you really don’t want to see them, opt for under-bed storage containers.

  • Can you recycle plastic storage bins?

    Check the number on the container as well as your area’s recycling rules. Many storage containers are made of polypropylene (labeled 5 or PP), and although this can be recycled, not all localities currently do this curbside, but some may accept them at transfer stations. You may be able to recycle polypropylene storage bins through a recycling company like TerraCycle. Try searching “specialty recycling company” and then the name of your town and state. Acrylic can be difficult to recycle, but some specialized facilities may accept it1. Products containing BPA cannot be recycled.2

    If you can’t easily recycle your old bins, try posting them on a local swap group such as Buy Nothing or Freecycle, or using them for other home projects, such as building a terrarium or mini greenhouse. If they’re clean and in good condition, you can also donate them.

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