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Old 02-07-2006, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a scrim they'd recommend that is good for someone on a budget? About a 4x6?
Sunbounce is a little more than I wanted to spend.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the word Scrim can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. If it just means something to block or reduce light from a light source, then you can use a piece of foamcore. They have it in both black and white. It works well and is very cheap.
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm mostly looking for a "Sun Scrim" like what sunbounce makes (something to filter the light without making complete shade. Translucent cloth on a frame.
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Translucent cloth on a frame.

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Sounds like you've answered your own question David. Go to home depot / lowes and get a stick or two of 3/4" pvc and four 90 degree elbows. Then stop by the fabric store on the way home and pick up some cheep white cloth. They'll have tons to choose from and you can pick the one with the proper translucence you are looking for. Use velcro to attach. As an added bonus, fabric store personnel will jump through hoops for you b/c your not a 90 yr. old lady. (same type of treatment a hot young girl gets in a hardware store.) Same technique can be used for reflectors / absorbers as well. Cheep, effective, and reconfigurable!!! What more can you ask for.

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd give Calumet a shot. www.calumetphoto.com I have a couple of their scrims and reflectors and they're good and sturdy. You can make your own with pvc pipe and fabric from a store. Or, make the frame and buy Calumet's scrim fabric that already has the corner tabs on and pop it on your own frame. The whole thing should break/fold down and fit in a light stand bag. Depends on how tight your budget is.

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I actually thought about that, but wasn't sure how I'd attach it. Velcro is a good idea!
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Velcro, the best invention since duct tape!!
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rip stop nylon is fairly inexpensive at most fabric stores....
 
 
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Hey Allen,

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As an added bonus, fabric store personnel will jump through hoops for you b/c your not a 90 yr. old lady. (same type of treatment a hot young girl gets in a hardware store.)

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Where is the fabric store you go to??? The one I go to has the 90 yr. old lady helping me and she can't jump through any hoops any more!!!
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