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Scrim material/weight for afternoon shooting..
Old 06-18-2006, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to take the plunge and pick up a scrim/diffuser for outdoor shooting.
I need advice/suggestions on which weight to buy. I see they come in everything from 3/4 stop to 1-1/4 stops.
Since I am planning to use them for afternoon shooting (approx. 2PM - 5PM) when the sun is pretty harsh, should I go with the 1-1/4 stop fabric or will the full stop fabric work out okay?
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Re: Scrim material/weight for afternoon shooting..
Old 06-18-2006, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of a scrim is it? is it screen/netting? or a silk or what? do you just want to knock the light down or knock it down as well as soften it?
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what kind of a scrim is it? is it screen/netting? or a silk or what? do you just want to knock the light down or knock it down as well as soften it?
Yes, both to knock it down and diffuse it. I was looking at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Is that a good one for the $$?
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, both to knock it down and diffuse it. I was looking at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Is that a good one for the $$?
personally, i think they're all overpriced for what you're actually getting for your money-- a frame and some fabric. but quality photo gear--everything from cameras and glass to grip and electrical--isn't exactly the cheapest of of things to buy.

you also might look at (google) westcott's "scrim jim" line of products, as well as california sunbounce. there's probly cheaper stuff on the market as well, altho it might not be as durable as chimera, westcott, and cal sunbounce products.
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you could always make your own... 3/4 inch PVC pipe is Cheap.... and you can get ripstop nylon at fabric stores... thats what i am looking to do
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