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Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial Silk

B&H # MAS2436ASW Mfr # 149566
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Open End Frames are made of spring steel with a 3/8" pin and support which can be used to hang the Scrim from the C Stand handle when not in use.

The two upright arms of the frame are slotted at the two open ends to retain the piano wire woven through the fabric to make up the fourth side of the frame without causing a shadow.

Open Ends are used to control or manipulate light falling on certain areas of the set or subject. They can be used to soften or reduce light without a noticeable edge. A color coded binding is used around the frame to identify the fabric.

Open End Frames are black powder coated to minimize unwanted reflections.

Fabric White Artificial Silk
Size 24" x 36" (61 x 91cm)
Approx. Light Loss 1.6 Stops
Webbing Color Gold
Primary Use Softens and diffuses direct light, and introduces a significant amount of ambient bounce
Safety Characteristics Self Extinguishing

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MatthewsOpen End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (3)
    • Indoors (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Tough as nails...

    By Well employed Photojournalist

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

      All Matthews grip equipment is defacto standard in my kit. I shoot tv news and magazine style shows in Los Angeles. My scrims save the talent from the brutal sun and allow me to remold the light how I like it. My gear takes a beating. In my daily assignments I need to setup quickly and talent expects to look great. When talent looks great I get re-booked. Failure is not an option.

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      5.0

      Simple Durable Perfect

      By bangsilencedeath

      from Chicago, IL

      Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

      Just as the title says. Simple, durable, perfect. I use it mostly add a gobo for portraits and I get a beautiful and subtle hint of light on the side of the jaw line and it adds a shape I can only match if I was illustrating with charcoal. It's the little things in life.

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      5.0

      Another great Matthews product

      By lgcamman

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

        Better than a softbox because it gives me a lot more control.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good diffusion scrim

        By Sharkey

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

            Nice scrim. Sturdy and well-made.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect for Making Any Light Soft

            By Kroboth

            from Harrisburg, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

              When bouncing light or using a soft-box isn't an option, this silk will turn any tungsten/open-face light into a soft source. The frame is welded with precision to uphold the test of time and usage, and the silk is finely woven to provide a nice warm and flattering effect on whatever is being lit.

              Bottom line: The perfect tool for turning an other-wise harsh light into a soft light.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great scrim!

              By Gabe the Runner

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

                I bought Matthews' whole set of scrims and flag, they rock. They're tough and they work great if you want full control over your lights. You'll need a bunch of c-stands, though.

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                4.0

                Good general sized silk

                By KL

                from Midwest

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about Matthews Open End Scrim - 24x36" - White Artificial:

                  Great for softening light off of a 7-10 reflector, but overall softboxes are better suited for this size if you are in still photography especially.

                  They are also much more fragile than a soft box and should be handled with care.

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