Manfrotto SYMPLA Flexible Photography Mattebox MVA512W is a universal light-hood, a positionable anti-glare/anti-reflection shield and a double 4x4" filter-holder, all rolled into one. A key component of the Manfrotto SYMPLA Shoulder Camera Support System, the Manfrotto tripod accessory is designed for speed and ease of use, with its 90° hinge, allowing fast lens changes and single-lock, tool-free height and front to back movements for equally speedy alignment. The Manfrotto SYMPLA Flexible Shoulder Rig Photo Matte Box is designed for cameras with interchangeable lenses; fitted on a Universal Mount, the tripod accessory slides backwards and forwards along SYMPLA rails, and has 50mm of vertical travel so that it can be aligned with lenses of different lengths and heights. Manfrotto Bogen has designed the flexible mattebox with an elasticated textile lens seal that fits common lens diameters and is built around a 90° swivel joint, which rotates the mattebox out of the way for fast lens changes. The weight of the Manfrotto SYMPLA Mattebox is fully supported by the SYMPLA rails (not by the camera lens) reducing stress on the camera’s easily-damaged lens mount. More versatile than the traditional French flag design, the Manfrotto matte box can shield unwanted directional glare from any angle without blocking light from the rest of the scene; in many cases, that can make a direct difference to the f-stop that can be used. To set up your shot while on the road, use the Manfrotto SYMPLA Tripod Matte-Box.