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#1 Brett Allbritton

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:26 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm looking to get a set of scrims for 1K Fresnel that I acquired a little while ago, and I wanted to ask a quick question.

I saw some used scrims online that were a decent price, but they had that "burned" look after lots of use, reminding me a lot of how the protective screen on my Omni light looks.

This might sound silly to ask, but does that affect the quality of the scrim at all? I know that gels tend to fade over time, so it made me wonder if perhaps a heavily used Double scrim might not really cut a full stop, for example.

Does anyone have experience with this?

 

Thanks!


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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

I've never experienced any effect on the function of the scrim at all.


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#3 Brett Allbritton

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

Thank you. Perhaps then I will save some cash and buy the used set.


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:05 PM

I can't really ever recall seeing un-burnt scrims.


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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:07 AM

The only time you'll see them unburnt is when they're brand new. Shouldn't be a problem.
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#6 Jean Gonzales

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 02:03 PM

The way scrims work is how denser the pattern, the less light they let trough. So it doesn't matter if the paint is burned of or not.


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