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    Hi does anyone know where I can find this or other suitable material for making a custom soft box? How about mounting card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned
    Hi does anyone know where I can find this or other suitable material for making a custom soft box? How about mounting card?
    If you want to use cloth then consult a good fabric shop, or if you want to use translucent plastic consult a plastic fabricator who specialises in packaging materials.
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    which would be a better bet? performance wise?
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    Try here

    These shops here sell nylon cloth can use for for DIY softbox

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    ok thanks. I frequent those shops actually for other personal DIY projects, but thanks anyway. Will go look for some nylon cloth then.

    Any particular type I should ask for?
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    A cheap alternative is to make a wooden frame and mount a tracing paper on it using tape or stapler whichever you like. Clamp it in front of your light when shooting. Make sure it is at least 3 feet away for better diffusion. That's what I use in the studio sometimes if I am not using a softbox.

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    hmm thanks. You'd be surprised at how cheap the cloth at the lavender area is though.
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    Either ways it will work. You just have to experiment and find out what you like. Of course there are other methods but I am not sure if I can conveniently share it here as these are considered trade secrets by pro photogs.

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    i got the translucent film from CP, 1 roll of it... haven use it yet, but used it before, very good material..
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    How much would that set me back by?
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    range about 70 bucks per roll... dunno got stock anot...
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    hmm ok thanks. May pop down to get a roll.
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