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Old May 20th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Identify the reflector!

I got this reflector as a hand-me-down a few years back. I've never been a fan of cookie-sheet style reflectors (too harsh), but this one has a handle to flex the material - the farther you twist, the farther the reflector bows, the more diffuse the light becomes. Furthermore, it's covered by a foil that further softens harsh sunlight.

I've really become a fan of it over the past few years, and it shows -- the foil is rubbing off. I'd like to order another one (at least the reflector part), but wouldn't you know -- it has no identifying features on it whatsoever.

Can someone identify this puppy by name, or point me to somewhere where I can obtain a replacement?

http://i39.tinypic.com/v6op3c.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/126bq52.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/swqmaa.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/rciys0.jpg

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Old May 20th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Looks like a DIY job, why not just buy new foil and glue it on yourself, should not cost more than a few bucks, take less than 20 minutes.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 05:49 PM   #3
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I serve a client-base that frowns upon the DIY look.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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It already looks like a DIY, your clients won't know the difference, doesn't get more DIY than than that reflector hehe :P Done professionally yourself it should look retail, DIY is not code for sloppy, put some effort into it. The foil looks like ordinary kitchen foil judging by the texture, the stand could be upgraded to something more professional, cheapest stand available if I have to say so.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for your comments.

Anyone else who can identify the reflector in question?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:29 AM   #6
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Kinda looks like a reflect-o-board by savage? I guess it depends on whether the metal frames on the side are attached to the board or a mounting option. hmm.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:37 AM   #7
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Ive worked on a few drama productions here in the Uk when they have used those, the lighting was provided by Lee Electrics so it may be one of their boards:PANALUX
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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I got this reflector as a hand-me-down a few years back. I've never been a fan of cookie-sheet style reflectors (too harsh), but this one has a handle to flex the material - the farther you twist, the farther the reflector bows, the more diffuse the light becomes. Furthermore, it's covered by a foil that further softens harsh sunlight.

I've really become a fan of it over the past few years, and it shows -- the foil is rubbing off. I'd like to order another one (at least the reflector part), but wouldn't you know -- it has no identifying features on it whatsoever.

Can someone identify this puppy by name, or point me to somewhere where I can obtain a replacement?

http://i39.tinypic.com/v6op3c.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/126bq52.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/swqmaa.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/rciys0.jpg


I don't think foil's a good choice since the point of this particular reflector is to be able to change the curve. Any metalic foil will be stretched and crunched to the point where it will look pretty crappy.

I DO think you can do a web search under MIRROR PAINT and you'll find both spray paints from companies like Krylon as well as metallic Chrome paints you can brush on.

You can probably use these to freshen up the entire surface.

Good luck.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #9
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Silver (or gold) sheet of mylar are very common (survival thermal cover you can find in car accessory shop). these cover are very cheap (about 2$) and if correctly stretched, looks like real mirror. You can glue them using some spray glue.

You apply the sheet on the reflector by bending both , make them thouch by the center, then regularly release the screen or sheet, to avoid air bubble to be trapped.

If there are some, just use a pin to make a small hole to release the air.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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There's a company called California Sunbounce that has something like it. I saw them at NAB. It looked decent.

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Old May 31st, 2009, 04:45 AM   #11
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on ebay you can buy for cheap, silvered or goldened metallic fabric.
they use them for the cheap 5-in-1 reflector or for costumes called "Zentai".
search on ebay for Zentai.
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