Clash 138

SKU: B1220.0001 IN STOCK

$597

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

The Clash 138 matte box is an ultra lightweight matte box that can accommodate up to two 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters and a single 138mm round filter like a circular polariser.

  • Ultra-lightweight at only 284 grams (10oz)
  • Mount up to two 4×4″ or two 4×5.65″ & a single 138mm Circular filter
  • Removeable rubber sunshade
  • Supports +1 & +2 diopters
  • Round filter can rotate up to 120-degrees (Circular Polariser only requires 90-degrees)
  • 143mm Diameter Clamp
  • Configurable to rod mount
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Description

The Clash 138 is an ultra-lightweight matte box, weighing in at only 270 grams, it excels in run & gun setups, aerial shooting, gimbal and Steadicam work.

Like the Misfit Atom, the Clash 138 has been designed to accommodate up to two 4×4″, or 4×5.65″ PV sized filters (or a combination of both) within its frame. The Clash 138 also offers you the option of mounting a single 138mm circular filter, in addition to the two filters already in the frame.

138mm circular filters are mounted using the Clash 138 Rota Ring. Any standard 138mm circular filter from a number of popular manufacturers can be used including polarizers, diopters, split-diopters and FX filters like diffusion. Once mounted, the 138mm circular filter can easily be rotated up to 120 degrees by using the sliding lever on the Rota Ring. This range of motion is more than enough to effectively use a circular polariser, which only requires 90 degrees of rotation to achieve minimum to maximum effect.

Polarisers are a great tool to reduce glare from reflected surfaces and are recommended when shooting into water, through windows and landscapes as the effect can’t be recreated in post production.

 

Diopters are also a great filter to have which are just like a magnifying glass. They also shift the minimal focus distance so you can get macro shots without having to use a macro lens. 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 Clash 138 using the rubber bellows donut or Black Hole.

The circular filter is easily secured inside the Clash 138, with no risk of it falling out whilst filming. When no circular filter is being used, the Rota Ring can be removed to allow the matte box to clamp further onto the lens for a wider field of view.

The rubber sunshade provides protection from flares and can be removed for an extra weight saving of 100 grams. This feature is also very useful when filming with drones, as it helps reduce wind resistance.

A carbon fibre top flag is also available to provide more protection from the sun or studio lights, helping improve the contrast and resolution of your image.

To minimise internal reflections, an optional tilt adaptor can be mounted on the Clash 138 matte box. This additional tilt bracket adds 6 degrees of tilt, for up to two filters.

The Clash 138 has a native 143mm Clamp-On mounting surface, which is also compatible with our clamp-on ring adapters, and rubber donuts, allowing for use with a variety of Cine and Photo lenses, including square front anamorphic and telescoping lenses. The clamping screw provides quick and easy mounting to secure the Clash onto the lens.

By using the rubber bellows or Black Hole donuts, you can add a second 138mm circular filter, converting the Clash 138 into a 4-Stage Matte Box.

A 15mm LWS support bracket for rail mounting can be added to the Clash 138, which can also be adapted for 15mm Studio & 19mm Studio rails.

Additional information

Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 22.6 × 20.5 × 6 cm
Matte Box Compatability

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Clash 138 - Core

Matte Box Compatability

Rota Ring for Clash 138

Matte Box Compatability

Filter Size

Clash 138 - Core

The Clash 138 is an ultra lightweight matte box that can accommodate up to two 4x4" or 4x5.65" filters. A third filter stage, supporting a single 138mm round filter can also be added using the Clash 138mm Rota Ring.

  • Ultra-lightweight at only 284 grams (10oz)
  • Mount up to two 4x4" or 4x5.65" & 138mm Circular filter
  • Removeable rubber sunshade that saves an additional 95 grams (3.3oz)
  • Supports +1 & +2 diopters
  • 143mm Diameter Clamp
  • Configurable to rod mount

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Rota Ring for Clash 138

The Clash 138mm Rota Ring is designed to securely mount a 138mm round filter into the Clash 138 Core.

  • Secures 138mm round filters
  • Rotating lever
  • Supports polarisers and diopters (up to +2)

In stock (can be backordered)

4 reviews for Clash 138

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark LaFleur

    I have been waiting for a matte box like this for a long time. I needed a clamp-on matte box that could hold 138mm filters as close to the front of the lens as possible. I have many older anamorphic lenses with large front diameters (134mm and larger) and they require the regular use of 138mm round diopters. The Clash holds the diopters extremely close to the front element of the lens. This is important because if the diopter is held too far from the front of the lens, there is a much greater chance of vignette caused by seeing the edge of the diopter. The Clash is a game changer when using large-diameter anamorphic lenses. I love that I can place a 138mm diopter or pola, as well as two 4×5.65 filters in a very compact, light-weight, clamp-on style matte box.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jan Schuster – Mile End Media

    Shooting with lightweight, compact products is essential for my work and the Clash 138 provides all of the features I need in a small package. My primary work is with camera vehicles so having a matte box without a fixed sun hood greatly reduces wind drag at high speeds and the addition of a circular polarizer to dial down window reflections really makes this product a winner. For action sports work I usually run a pre-built, compact setup so having a low profile matte box, such as the Clash, really minimizes space taken up in my bag and makes my day much easier. This is the matte box I needed years ago!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Domenic Barbero

    The Clash 138 makes it so much easier to be efficient on set with several lens sets. Being able to quickly toss in a diopter or pola and still be pretty light, makes all the difference in the world. Any amount of weight savings is always appreciated and Bright Tangerine gets it. This was exactly what I needed for my Atlas Anamorphic set.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    DC Chavez

    The Clash 138 is a piece of kit I have been waiting on for a long time. I primarily shoot cars and I ALWAYS have a polariser in front of the lens. With the addition of the Movi Pro to my kit, I needed something that allowed me to not only use a pola, but up to two ND’s as well. The design allows me to clamp directly onto my cinema primes for gimbal use, or use in a 15mm rod configuration if I am on sticks. The Clash 138 is the perfect balance of functionality and lightweight all wrapped up into one design. Like all Bright Tangerine products, the Clash 138 is super robust and designed to last. As far as I am concerned, this should be in every DP’s toolbox.

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