Vocas / MB350
Manufacturer: Vocas 
Model: MB350 
Short Description: A Clip on or bars mounted mattebox which holds 4 filter trays, two of which rotate. 
Why was it needed and what did it replace: I needed a mattebox which would travel well and would be durable whilst still holding more than two filters. 
Author: Jon Boast 
What other systems did you consider? Chrosziel 
Why did you choose it? This Matte Box not only looks good, is well built and relatively light weight but is a competative price for what you get 
Did you buy new or used - if new did you consider used / visa versa? I actually bought Used from a facilities company. I was hours away from ordering my new matte box when I heard a facilities company I used to work for were selling one! 
Who did you buy it from (direct from manufacturer or through a dealer)? From a facilities company 
What price did you pay? £700. Usually retails around £900 plus extras 
Were you happy with the sales service? As far as you can be with second hand goods 
What major projects have you used it (or plan to use it) for? My equipment and the Matte Box is currently doing a spell on a Series for Channel Four - A Place in the Sun Home or Away - and is used 5 days a weeks and travels an awful lot. It will be used on many projects this year including recently running around central London fliming the build up and event, for the Tour De France 2007. It was great to have a matte box that can hold more than two filters but not weigh masses or be too bulky. 
Does it perform as expected? Yes very much so. 
Pro's: The design of the 'Eyebrows' which are internal french flags are great. Often when I am running around, I leave my flag in my vehicle. If the sun is just creaping down the lens the internal flags usually do the trick. The great thing about the 350 is that you can position these using the red lever on the side, meaning you can control them a little whilst you are turning over and not get your hands in shot!Being able to have a mattebox which can hold 4 filters, 4'x4' and 4' x 5'6 and not be as big as other productions matte boxes. 
Con's: This Mattebox works as a clip on but can also be a bars mounted box at the same time which is great, but buying new means you have to buy all the extras such as the bars adapter. 
What would your brief summary be on this product? This Mattebox has been thought about and as a result works well. It remains reasonably light weight and has taken a few knocks and still remains in one piece! It even looks nice with certain pieces of metal being anodised! 
About you, please tell us about you, your background, your company and any credits you or your company may have: Jon Boast is a London based freelance lighting cameraman. He has extensive experience of working with many production companies and broadcasters and prides himself on creating unique images. He has recently added the Vocas M350 to his extensive range of PSC kit. 
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