You think the matte box is insignificant, without it it can be very serious!
The main reason why the matte box was rejected by some photo shooters was that they tried to compare each photo taken with the matte box on the same occasion and found that there was no difference at all. For many troublesome, especially novice photographers, the disassembly of the matte box was really unbearable for the photographic equipment. Since the role of "not big", why not not directly use? NO! NO! NO! Matte box little effect!
The so-called matte box, as the name suggests is a cover for shading. Common types of matte box are cylindrical, petal type. Its material is metal, hard plastic, soft rubber and so on. matte box main role is as follows:
Matte Box SK-MB4
The Sevenoak SK-MB4 is a professional matte box to offer users a flexible solution for managing light, controling flare, and allowing you to configure your flags and filter stages exactly how you like it. The SK-MB4 is a universal matte box and works with camcorders, film cameras, DSLRs, 35mm lens adapter and more
● prevent glare
If the surrounding stray light into the lens, reflected through the lens to the light-sensitive components, will form a bright light. If there is flare, it may form a light class. Images may fog, reduce contrast and color saturation. With matte box, to prevent stray light into the lens after the flare.
● protect the lens
Sometimes accidental inevitable, the lens may hit a bit, fell a moment, then it is a protective cover, greatly reducing the risk of damage to the lens.
● block rain and snow, sand
Rainy weather shooting will also make you aware of the benefits of a matte box, even if it does not block rain and snow 100%, but it is better to expose the rain and snow completely better.