Bright Tangerine from Great Britain has released a new universal filter bowl: The Bright Tangerine ONE. It securely holds (and rotates) any 138 mm round filter as well as an additional 4 × 5.65 inch filter.
Using a matte box can be a bit of a hassle, especially if you have to use a rotary polarizing filter. The ONE filter tray was developed to make working with such filters less painful. All industry standard 138mm round filters are required without the need for special gear filters or other proprietary equipment.
In case you missed our conversation with Bright Tangerine earlier this year, you can watch it here – it's all about the Misfit Kick Matte Box, the Rota Pola Diopter filter bowl and the EVF Mount Prototype.
Once inserted, the so-called Clockwork Orange mechanism ensures that the filter rotates smoothly. The spring-loaded drive system provides secure contact without slipping and you can turn the filter by hand or with the motor. The gearbox uses a standard 0.8 incline, any focus motor will work with it.
Light mandarin ONE
The Bright Tangerine ONE filter bowl has another great trick in its sleeve: an additional 4 × 5.65 inch slot in front of the device. A number of uses come to mind: use a different polarizer in front of a rotating one to create a custom variable ND. Or you could add diffusion. The nice thing is: it's all in one slim package, no additional donuts are required. In combination with the Misfit Kick, it even works as a pure clamping system, without bars.
The ONE in detail. Photo credit: Bright Tangerine
In addition, diopters with a power of up to +2 can be used with the ONE. Since this is a lot of glass, the front shelf can then no longer be used, but if the diopter is +3/4 or less.
To mount a compatible round filter, you have to open the ONE compartment with a knurled screw. In this way, the filter is held securely in the system without the risk of falling out. The 4 × 5.65 inch compartment uses a conventional spring loaded clamp to hold the filter securely in place.
Misfit Kick & ARRI LMB
The ONE compartment fits both the Misfit Kick-Matte-Box-System and every compatible system on the market, for example the popular ARRI LMB product line (Lightweight Matte Box).
Photo credit: Bright Tangerine
The ONE uses industry standard dimensions and the Clockwork Orange uses a standard 0.8 speed transmission. Everything has been designed so that the ONE filter canister is as versatile as possible while remaining compact and lightweight. Neat!
Compatibility of filters
Bright Tangerine offers an extensive database of compatible filters, 138 mm round filters and 4 × 5.65 inch filters. For more information, please visit https://www.brighttangerine.com/one-tray.
using 4 × 5.65 "filters. Image credit: Bright Tangerine
The Bright Tangerine ONE is available now and is priced at $ 379 excluding tax.
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