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Old June 7th, 2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if I can buy the "fabric" used for diffusion silks, or any other material that could work to a similar effect.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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Check the largest fabric store you have near you. Look for a really high thread count nylon. If you can't find an actual thread listing you can examine the fabric with your eyes and find something good.

You're not going to find Rosco Grid Cloth if that's what you had in mind... but there are a lot of alternatives that are 95% as good... and in some ways, better.

If you're buying this to drape over a hot light then please ignore everything I've posted above... seriously.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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Tough Spun can be had in either 24" sqs OR a roll that IIRC is 54" Xeither 10 or 20 feet.
Its made for diffusing on cam lights, strobes or stage type lights up to about 1000W. Just make sure you put the fabric out far enough with the higher wattage lights.

I think B&H has it in the rolls.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #4
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Rose Brand is one place you can get just about any kind of theatrical fabric or production supply. I think this may be what you want:

http://www.rosebrand.com/A_Com/showp...ectGroup_ID=36
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Old June 8th, 2005, 01:47 PM   #5
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Dayum... that's a good link Boyd! Thanks.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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I second the thank you!
They are a little more expensive than where I was doing business however they have more products and their shopping cart is so much nicer!

I ordered some 1/4 silent grid cloth to make a 10 x 10 fly.


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Old June 8th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #7
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The link looks pretty good. Which type of fabric would work best for outdoor shooting (a ND material to block the sun).

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Old June 8th, 2005, 05:28 PM   #8
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All of these would work
Which one you would use is determined by what effect you are looking for.
Silent Full Grid, (Sail Cloth) NFR
Silent Grid, (Sail Cloth) NFR
Silent Grid, (Sail Cloth) NFR
These will soften the light as well.

Or the Cinenet also called Bobinette 1/2 Stop reduction (single net)
Use two layers for a full stop reduction (double net)

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Old June 9th, 2005, 11:17 AM   #9
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If you're buying a lot they may give you a discount. Rose Brand is arguably the biggest/best source for theatrical fabrics in the US, so we do quite a bit of business there. They construct soft goods for us; sometimes this gets complicated but I know it will be done right if I use them.

If you have a big order you can call Peter Monahan there at 800 223-1624 x246. But if you just need a few things in small quantities, as always we suggest that you purchase from one of DVinfo's sponsors, like B&H Photo.
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Old June 9th, 2005, 01:53 PM   #10
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Boyd,

I did over 12G with B&H last year is that enough? ;-)

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Old June 11th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #11
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Looking through the Rose Brand site they list a product called 108" Lavender.
Now I know it is 108" wide but I am not familiar with the term "Lavender.'
Has anyone used it or know of another name it be called by?

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