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Old 08-19-2004, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been considering building some PVC framed panels to use as diffusers, scrims, reflectors, flags, etc. I was wondering if anyone else who has done this can tell me what you have found to be the best material to use for diffusion.

I am planning on panels that will be about 6.5 feet high and about 3.5 feet wide.

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Old 08-19-2004, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i am gonna be doing that too....i found ripstop nylon at jo anns fabrics.....like 7$ a yard
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When I built mine I went to a fabric store and bought rip stop nylon for the diffusion material. It is pretty expensive. Since I built mine, I've discovered that Calumet sells simmilar panels and a variety of material for them. They are priced very reasonably. If I had it to do over again I would probably just buy from them. I believe they have a package deal for the frame and several covers plus a stand for around $100. You can buy the individual covers for around $25.00 I believe.
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I built a 4x4 diffusion panel for under $15.

I used PVC and bargain nylon from the fabric store. I didn't get rip-stop, just regular white nylon. I have found that I lose about 3 stops when I position a light behind the panel, but it has served me nicely.

I used Velcro to attach the panel to the frame.
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Drapery lining material is more sheer and much less expensive.

 
 
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This place is really great and that is because of the people. Within an hour of posting a question I had three pertinent responses. This is reallt fantastic.

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