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ARRI MB-20 System I Basic Module with Detachable Sun Shade

Abel Code: AR-K2.65027.0
Mfr. Code: K2.65027.0
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This kit includes the MB-20 System I Basic Module with Detachable Sun Shade. All other accessories are sold separately.
Key Highlights
  • MB-20 System I Mattebox
  • Includes Basic Module
  • Includes Detachable Sun Shade
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The ARRI MB-20 System I Basic Module with Detachable Sun Shade is a versatile, modular mattebox designed primarily for the high definition video market, but can easily be used with 16mm or 35mm format film cameras. Interchangeable modules allow for either rod mounted swing-away operation or for clamping directly onto the lens.

The heart of the mattebox is the Basic Module, which can be fitted with the removable Sunshade and Top, Bottom, and Side Flags (flags sold separately). Interchangeable Hard Mattes (not included) can be snapped into the front of the sun shade.

The back of the Basic Module accepts a 2- or 3-Filter Stage (sold separately), with each being individually rotatable.

The right-hand edge of the Basic Module mates with one of 2 support systems (sold separately):

The Clamp-on Adapter

In this mode the mattebox clamps directly to the front of the lens. The Clamp-on Adapter natively fits lenses with a front diameter of 130mm. A range of Adapter Rings (sold separately) reduce the basic 130mm diameter to as little as 80mm, accomodating a wide variety of lenses.

The Swing Away Module

The Swing Away Module offers all the features of a production mattebox, where the mattebox is mounted on support rods and the entire front section swings forward to facilitate lens changes. The Swing Away Module is fitted with the Console for Lightweight Support, which mounts directly on 15mm Lightweight Support Rods. A 15mm or 19mm Studio rod adapter bracket is available.

In Swing Away mode, the rear of the filter stage is fitted with the Back 138mm Bellows Adapter. This accepts a selection of 138mm and 4.5” Filter Rings, which enable the addition of a round, rotatable filter. The filter rings combine with Connection or Adapter Rings to work with lenses of different front diameters.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This kit includes only the MB-20 System I Basic Module with Detachable Sun Shade. All other accessories (such as filter stages, filter frames, flags, and mounting hardware) are sold separately.


  • Designed for film and digital cameras
  • Works with wide angle HD zooms
  • Modular construction allows all mounting options
  • Offers up to three independently rotating filter stages (sold separately)
  • Accommodates a wide range of filter sizes
  • All filters can be individually rotated and locked off (when installed in filter stages)
  • Can be equipped with top, bottom, side flags and masks (sold separately)
  • Provides an upgrade path as wider lenses come to market
  • Locking swing-away lens access (with purchse of swing-away module and accessories)

NOTE: The distinctions between MB-20 System I (included) and System II (sold separately) are as follows:

  • System I has a removable sun shade
  • System I has unique mounting points for top and side flags
  • System II has a cage around the outside of the sun shade for extra rigidity
  • System II has different mounting points for top and side flags


What's in the Box

  • ARRI MB-20 System I Detachable Sun Shade
  • ARRI MB-20 System I Basic Module


Key Highlights

  • MB-20 System I Mattebox
  • Includes Basic Module
  • Includes Detachable Sun Shade


Mattebox Accessories:
Mattebox Core
Sun Shade - Detachable
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