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#1 Hank Vohrer

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:03 AM

i was wondering what a lavender scrim is. how much light does it cut and what are its advantages? also, black silk? never used, or seen used for either. who can enlighten me?
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#2 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

I'm not sure if there is such a thing as a lavender scrim. I've heard of a lavender net, which cuts 1/3 of stop of light. It's rarely used and being so fragile, usually has its own case.

I've never seen a black silk, but it would diffuse light just as much as a regular silk in addition to cutting intensity significantly. I don't see a huge use for it. Are you thinking of black velvet?


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Edited by Daniel Madsen, 29 March 2009 - 03:44 PM.

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#3 Daniel Wallens

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:21 PM

Black silks are pretty common. Not everywhere, but in any very complete kit, they are usually there. Black silks come in: artificial (full) black silk (cuts 1.8 stops) and china (full) black silk (cuts 1 stop), as well as 1/2 and 1/4 varieties (cuts .7 of a stop). I notice the blacks tend to give the light a much more subtle "glow" than white silks.


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Edited by Daniel Wallens, 29 March 2009 - 06:23 PM.

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#4 David Rakoczy

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:27 PM

Regarding 'Nets'.. Lavenders are rarely used as they hardly cut any light at all... Black Silks are great for when you are going to 'see' the Silk reflected in say a car door etc.... it will be much more hidden that a large white silk.
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#5 Hank Vohrer

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:06 PM

Nice. that makes great sense. thanks!
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#6 Oliver Hadlow Martin

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:59 AM

http://www.advantage...cifications.htm

 

 

This site is good for description of diffusion type materials.

 

 Handy info. :)


Edited by Oliver Hadlow Martin, 19 August 2013 - 08:00 AM.

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