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Build a Simple Matte Box:
With Two Filter Stages for Standard
72mm UV, ND, SKYLIGHT filters

by Daniel Schweinert

First, download the following plans and overview in this included .PDF document to know how to cut out the following pieces.

Use plywood, plastic or balsa wood for the material.

Paint them black and put them together according to these drawings. Only the (blue) sunshade box must be glued.

The whole sandwich is fixed with screws.

The (red) 2mm thick distance plate comes between the filter stages.

Fasten the 2 screws only a little bit. You should be able to move the whole mattebox on the rails with a little force applied.

(Reprinted with permission of Daniel Schweinert, Copyright 2007;
Originally printed at: )

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