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#1 Michael B McGee

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:30 PM

From 1/2 soft frost to Lamay, I'm wondering what people like to use for certain situations. ie: diffusing or bouncing various light sources. if there's a link to this topic that's already been discussed i'd appreciate someone sending it to me.

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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:14 PM

1/4, 1/2 and Full Frost, Silk, Grid Cloth, Shower Curtain etc... are all (in most cases) used for diffusing the Sun, Large Lamps or Hard Reflectors.

Microwave, Lamays, Grifflons, Muslin etc... are used for bouncing Hard Sources.

...for the most part...
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#3 Daniel Wallens

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:19 AM

Muslin, both bleached and unbleached, is also used for diffusing. (in fact, I'd say its used as a diffuser more often than a bounce, depending on the person you talk to).
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#4 David Rakoczy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:46 AM

I do as well.. it should have been in both lists.. Muslin is fantastic esp. on Close Ups!
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#5 Ralph Keyser

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:18 PM

Microwave, Lamays, Grifflons, Muslin etc... are used for bouncing Hard Sources.


Oh boy, I'm about to learn something new :)
What in the world is "Microwave" ?
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#6 David Rakoczy

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:41 PM

Oh boy, I'm about to learn something new :)
What in the world is "Microwave" ?



A Microwave is like a Lamay..a large reflecting cloth that comes in Silver, Gold or a Checkerboard (Silver/Gold).. in 6x6, 8x8, 12x12 & 20x20...
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#7 Ralph Keyser

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 02:23 PM

A Microwave is like a Lamay..a large reflecting cloth that comes in Silver, Gold or a Checkerboard (Silver/Gold).. in 6x6, 8x8, 12x12 & 20x20...


Thanks David!
Is there any difference between the two, or is this a case of multiple terms for the same thing?
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