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Misfit Atom Pola+ 15mm LWS Kit

SKU: B1220.0002 IN STOCK


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(3 customer reviews)

The Misfit Atom Pola+ is an ultra-lightweight matte box that can accommodate up to two 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters. A third filter stage, supporting a single 138mm round filter can also be added using the Misfit Atom Pola+ Rota Ring. This kit comes ready for 15mm LWS rod mounting.

  • Ultra‐lightweight at only 270 grams (10oz)
  • Mount up to two 4×4″ or two 4×5.65″ & a single 138mm Circular filter
  • Removable rubber sunshade
  • Supports +1 & +2 diopters
  • Round filter can rotate up to 120‐degrees (Circular Polariser only requires 90‐degrees)
  • 143mm Diameter Clamp
  • 15mm LWS rod mount
  • Adaptable to 15mm/19mm Studio rods
  • Includes Tilt Bracket

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The Misfit Atom Pola+ is an ultra‐lightweight matte box, weighing in at only 270 grams, it excels in run & gun setups, aerial shooting, gimbal and Steadicam work.

The Misfit Atom Pola+ 15mm LWS Kit includes the Misfit Atom Pola+, 15mm LWS Bracket & Tilt Bracket.

Like the Misfit Atom, the Misfit Atom Pola+ 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 Misfit Atom Pola+ 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 Misfit Atom Pola+ 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 4x4_ 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.

The circular filter is easily secured inside the Misfit Atom Pola+, 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 Misfit Atom Pola+ matte box. This additional tilt bracket adds 6 degrees of tilt, for up to two filters.

The Misfit Atom Pola+ 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 Misfit Atom Pola+ onto the lens.

By using the rubber bellows or Black Hole donuts, you can add a second 138mm circular filter, converting the Misfit Atom Pola+ into a 4‐Stage Matte Box.

15mm LWS support bracket for rail mounting is included in this kit and can also be adapted for 15mm Studio & 19mm Studio rails.

Additional information

Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 22.6 × 25.5 × 6 cm
Matte Box Compatibility

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3 reviews for Misfit Atom Pola+ 15mm LWS Kit

  1. 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. 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. 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.

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