The new Zip Box Pro is positioned as a mid-level option between Wodden Cameras high-end offering UMB-1 Universal Mattebox and the original, rubber Zip Box, the Zip Box Pro.
Wooden camera has launched The Zip Box Pro, a lightweight, professional mattebox, offering a diverse set of features. Positioned as a mid-level option between Wooden Cameras high end, UMB-1 Universal Mattebox and the original, rubber Zip Box, Zip Box Pro is available at a starting price of US$399.
The lightweight and compact mattebox weighs about 12oz, is compatible with various diameter lenses, and can accept three 4×5.65 filters that are loaded from the front. One or two filters can be tilted by offsetting them in the filter tray and leaning them back into the housing. The included top flag is made of lightweight carbon fiber which also covers the front of the mattebox for protecting the lens. Zip Box Pro is available in both Clamp-On and Swing-Away options that are easily convertible by removing the mattebox backs.
Zip Box Pro (Clamp On) attaches directly to the front of a lens using dedicated backs of 114, 110, 104, 100, 95, 87, and 80mm. Backs can be swapped without additional tools using the four thumbscrews. The Zip Box Pro (Swing Away) attaches to 15mm lightweight rods and swings away for easy lens changes. Swing bracket includes the ability to tilt by loosening two screws on the side. The two screws also allow for vertical adjustability of 4mm up and 4mm down from lens center. This Swing-Away variant is priced at US4$99. The Swing-Away or Clamp-On backs are also available for purchase individually.