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#1 Nigel Smith

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:47 AM

Can anyone tell me the properties of this particular diffusion filter, compared to spun or standard diffusion?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:35 PM

Hampshire Frost is so light that it hardly diffuses at all, it's useful mainly when you want to slightly blur the sharp light from something like a Leko to get rid of some of the chromatic aberrations along the circle or iris blades. I've used it on windows to blur the view (Half Hampshire is even better for that, less blurring.)
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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:36 PM

LEE 228 Brushed Silk is also useful for these applications, although it has light vertical pattern in which may become visible to camera.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:57 PM

I was on one shoot where we received the elusive rip-off "Hampster Frost." I had a phone pic but I think it's lost forever. Seemed a little thicker than proper Hampshire.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:04 PM

Also as far as thin diffusions go, I worked on a super snowy feature with a gaffer who wanted Light Opal on the barn doors of all of his 1200 HMI PARs to prevent the cold, moist snow from potentially cracking the hot lenses. I don't know if it was necessary but there was no breakage. Light Opal is even thinner than Hampshire.


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