Frequently Asked Questions

My Titan Arm is locking up, how do I loosen it?2019-06-20T01:25:17+01:00

Sometimes the arm can be a little stiff when it has been stored for a period of time or locked in a single position, it’s like it has gone to “sleep”. The locking lever works like a screw so turning it clockwise tightens it, but loosening the lever doesn’t always release the arm. This is all due to the extreme loads that are created internally, these loads are what makes the Titan arm robust and capable of holding heavy weights. Please try the following steps:

  1. With the locking lever in the locked position (rotated fulling clockwise), under do it 2 full turns.
  2. The arm will be stiff at first, so using a little bit of force try to articulate the arm.
  3. Once it has moved a bit, then loosen the lever 1 more turn.
  4. Articulate the arm more and it should start to free up.

Once the arm has had more use it will not get so stiff. It is good practise when you are packing the Titan arm away, not to leave the lever done up tight, 1 or 2 turns will be fine.

How many filters can the Misfit Atom & Misfit Atom Pola+ hold?2019-06-24T12:02:25+01:00

The Misfit Atom can accommodate up to two 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters at the same time.

The Misfit Atom Pola+ can also accomodate up to two 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters at the same time as well as an additional 138mm round filter like a polariser or diopter with the Rota Ring.

Does the Misfit Atom & Misfit Atom Pola+ & come with a french flag or top flag?2019-06-24T12:37:17+01:00

The carbon fibre top flags for the Misfit Atom & Misfit Atom Pola+ is sold separately from the matte box. Both come with the required bracket to attach the flags.


Will the Black Hole rubber donuts work with matte boxes from other manufacturers?2018-09-18T05:29:21+01:00

Yes, the Black Hole will work with any matte box with a 143mm opening. For matte boxes with a 114mm opening, you can use the Black Hole Mini.

Does the Black Hole work with lenses that extend during focus or zoom?2018-09-18T05:28:43+01:00

Yes, the Black Hole rubber donuts allow for 2 to 2.5 inches of movement.

How do I install the Quick Release brackets on the Titan Arm?2018-09-18T00:12:11+01:00

To use the quick release brackets on the Titan Arm, you will need to swap out the external thread with a 15mm rod adaptor (B3000.1003)
To help with the process, you can follow along with our video guides on our Titan Arm Instructions page.

Can the Misfit Atom Pola+ hold diopters?2019-06-24T12:35:40+01:00

Yes, the Misfit Atom Pola+ is compatible with diopters and are especially useful for anamorphic lenses to reduce the minimal focus distance for close up shots.
Diopters come in varying strengths with +1, +2 and +3 being the common strengths.
When using a +1 diopter, one additional 4×4” or 4×5.65” can be mounted into the frame.
If you are using a +2 diopter, no additional filters can be mounted due to the thickness of the diopter.
A +3 diopter can be used with the Misfit Atom Pola+ using the rubber bellows donut or Black Hole.

What circular filters are compatible with the Misfit Atom Pola+?2019-06-24T12:36:22+01:00

The Misfit Atom Pola+ is compatible with any mounted 138mm round filter, using the Rota Ring.
138mm circular filters are a standard size and are available from a number of filter manufacturers like Tiffen, Schneider, Lindsey Optics & Formatt Hitech.
There are many types of filters available in the 138mm round size, including IRND, ND Grad, linear & circular polarisers.
When selecting a 138mm round filter, make sure to purchase one that is mounted and unthreaded.

What size filters can the Misfit Atom Pola+ accomodate?2019-06-24T12:36:43+01:00

The Misfit Atom Pola+ can accommodate any standard 138mm round filter and up to two 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters.

Do the lens supports have horizontal adjustment on the support post?2018-09-18T00:11:58+01:00

The 15mm Studio & 19mm Studio lens supports have a horizontal adjustment of 8mm on the support post.
There is no horizontal adjustment on the 15mm LWS lens support.