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ARRI SMB-1 Tilt Set - 19mm Studio

Abel Code: arrismb1
Mfr. Code: KK.0005851
This 3-stage, 6x6" swing-away studio matte box features 2-tray front and single-tray rear filter stages, a 19mm studio rod mounting arm, and integrated 6" round filter tilt module.
Key Highlights
  • Stackable 3-stage (6" x 6") guides
  • Integrated 6" round tilt module
  • 150mm bellows


The ARRI SMB-1 Studio Matte Box supports filter sizes up to 6.6" x 6.6", and is designed for use with larger wide-angle prime lenses and zooms. This matte box features an integrated tilt module exclusive to the SMB-1 to counteract image artifacts linked to filter reflections. The tilt mechanism can be operated with a detachable, flexible handle from behind the viewfinder.

The SMB-1 benefits from stackable filter stages, allowing quick reconfiguration. Both 4:3 and 2:1 ratio sunshades are available (not included), optimized respectively for spherical and anamorphic filming.

NOTE: The SMB-1 covers the full ALEXA sensor area and allows the Master Prime 12mm to be used with a 2-filter stage, the Ultra Prime 10mm with a 1-filter stage, and the Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18mm with a 1-filter stage. 


  • Integrated tilt module
  • Stackable filter stages
  • Anamorphic conversion set available (not included)
  • Ready for ALEXA and 12mm Master Prime (not included)
  • Ready for ALEXA and Angenieux Optimo 24-290 (not included)
  • Special donuts optimized for tilt available (not included)

Integrated Tilt Module

The SMB-1 Tilt has an integrated tilt module that counteracts image artefacts linked to filter reflections by allowing the matte box assembly to be quickly and easily tilted, without any need for additional accessories.

Stackable Filter Stages

Filter stages can be stacked together as single or dual filter stage modules. Filters are fully rotatable, the 2-filter stage accepts one geared filter frame, and all filter stages are fitted with independent "tray catchers.”

Sunshade & Mattes

The standard 4:3 ratio sunshade covers the full ALEXA sensor and permits repositioning in post. SMB-1 sunshades are easily removable by means of captive screws. Matte sets are available for both anamorphic and spherical shooting.

Anamorphic Conversion Set

The mattebox can be optimized for anamorphic filming by means of a unique 2:1 ratio sunshade, side flags and matte set.

Advanced Flag Adjusters

Top, bottom and side flags allow precise positioning thanks to advanced adjusters, and the top flag has folding side flaps to reduce overall width if required.

6” Tilting Filter Ring

A special rubber filter ring has been designed to accompany the matte box tilting capability. The tilting filter ring comprises two similar-sized bellows that can be used as a single unit or stacked together to withstand greater tilt angles. The filter ring can hold a round 6" filter.

Top Accessory Mount

An accessory mount can be fitted directly onto the matte box body, offering surfaces for French flag arms and incorporating a 3/8-16" sliding mount that is ideal for ultrasonic sensors such as the ARRI UDM-1.

Triple Filter Frame

Used in combination with either the SMB-1 or SMB-2, the triple filter frame stacks two or three glass filters together in a single filter frame that occupies two regular matte box slots and prevents unwanted reflections between filter surfaces.

Filter Stage Adapter

This step-down adapter permits SMB-2 filter stages to be mounted to the SMB-1 matte box, without affecting wide-angle coverage.

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Arri SMB-1 6.6x6.6 Tilt Mattebox


Key Highlights

  • Stackable 3-stage (6" x 6") guides
  • Integrated 6" round tilt module
  • 150mm bellows
  • 19mm studio mounting arm


Mbx Filter Tray Capacity:
4-Stage - (3) 6x6", (1) 6" Round
Mbx Filter Frame Size:
6" (Round)
6.6" x 6.6"
Mbx Connection:
Rods - 19mm
Mattebox Accessories:
3 x Filter Holders
Mbx Features:
Tilting Filter Ring
Swing Away
Mattebox Kit:
Mbx Filter Orientation:
Mix of Fixed & Rotating
Mbx for Lens Diameter:

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