Product Code: 1531227

Manfrotto SYMPLA Flexible Mattebox

Discontinued

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The Manfrotto Sympla Flexible Mattebox is a universal light-hood, a positionable anti-glare shield and a double 4x4” filter holder, all rolled into one. The Mattebox aims to improve the quality of the footage you capture by helping to control the light hitting your lens. The Mattebox has an elasticated textile lens seal that fits most lens diameters, and is built around a 90° swivel joint, which rotates the Mattebox out of the way for fast lens changes. The weight of the Flexible Mattebox is fully supported by the Sympla rails (not by the camera lens) reducing stress on the camera's easily-damaged lens mount.

Manfrotto SYMPLA Flexible Mattebox

  • 90° swivel joint rotates the mattebox out of the way for fast lens changes
  • Eliminates reflections when shooting at an angle through glass
  • Fitted on a Universal Mount with vertical offset (travel: 50 mm (1.96”) ) for alignment with lenses. The Flexible Mattebox is supported by the SYMPLA rails avoiding stress on the camera’s lens mount
  • 2 precision-machined aluminium holders for 4x4” photographic filters (1 fixed holder, 1 rotating holder for polarisers). Elasticated textile lens seal fits common lens diameters
  • The hood opens to various lengths depending on light and lens angles
  • The hood can shield against glare from any specific direction without blocking light from other angles


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The SYMPLA Flexible Mattebox is designed for cameras with interchangeable lenses; fitted on a Universal Mount, it slides backwards and forwards along SYMPLA rails, and has 50mm (1.96”) of vertical travel so that it can be aligned with lenses of different lengths and heights. The mattebox has an elasticated textile lens seal that fits common lens diameters, and is built around a 90° swivel joint, which rotates the mattebox out of the way for fast lens changes. The weight of the Flexible Mattebox is fully supported by the SYMPLA rails (not by the camera lens) reducing stress on the camera’s easily-damaged lens mount.

Two 4x4” filters can be held in front of the lens –one of the filter holders rotates through 360 degrees, to allow a polarising (or graduated) filter to be angled correctly.

The concertina rubber light hood is opened or closed, partially or fully, in an instant. More versatile than the traditional French flag design, it can shield unwanted directional glare from any angle without blocking light from the rest of the scene; in many cases, that can make a direct difference to the f-stop that can be used. Because the hood is flexible in length, it’s universally compatible with lenses from wide-angle to tele. It packs flat for transportability and, when open, protects the lens against knocks and scrapes. Being made of rubber, it won’t hurt anyone who accidentally bumps into it… which means it’s much safer for use in crowded places or close to sporting events. Another benefit of the flexible hood is that it can be used when shooting at an angle through glass: position the camera and extend and angle the hood so it forms a seal against the glass, thereby cutting out reflections. Repositionable ratchet locks on all movements.

High quality digital sensors and photo lenses need careful control of incoming light and the SYMPLA Flexible Mattebox is a universal light-hood, a positionable anti-glare/anti-reflection shield and a double 4x4” filter-holder, all rolled into one. A key component of the SYMPLA system, the Flexible Mattebox is designed for speed and ease of use, with its 90° hinge allowing fast lens changes and single-lock, tool-free height and front-back movements for equally speedy alignment.

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Product Specification

Bars Mount 15mm
Filter Trays 4inch x 4inch (x2)
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With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.

Finance Example
Item Value (Cash Price) £550.00
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £550.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
Settlement Payment -
Monthly Instalments 35 x £21.53
Final Instalments £21.57
Total Amount Payable £775.12
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

Are you eligible for finance?

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18 years or older from the application date
  • In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
  • Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
    • In regular, permanent employment.
    • Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
    • Not working through disability.
    • Self-employed.

Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.

Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.

Can I repay early? If so how?

No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.

What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?

Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.

What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?

Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.

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