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Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18')

B&H # SATLM Mfr # 55418
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You Pay: $37.99

This is diffusion material, made from sturdy mylar, is available in rolls of 54" x 18'.
This is inexpensive diffusion for lights. Cut it to the needed size, hang it, or frame it.
Its specialized effect is that of frosted glass; props on the other side can be seen as shapes. It can be easily cut with scissors and also used as a background, prop set-up, light table or other special effects.

Dimensions 54" x 18' (1.37 x 5.48 m)
Weight 8.0 lb (3.6 kg)

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SavageTranslum Diffusion (54" x 18')
 
5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (11)
    • Strobe lighting (9)
    • Artificial lighting (6)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Diffusion

    By Viva

    from San Francisco, Ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

      This by far one of the best diffusion you can use. It's often hard to find in my part of the country so I'm lucky to get it from B & H fast with no problem.

      For product work it super.

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      5.0

      Perfect diffusion material

      By jmvdigital

      from Fort Collins, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Strobe Lighting
        • Studio

        Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

        This stuff is awesome! It's some sort of plastic material. It's very durable, but it can crease if your not careful in handling the big roll. It cuts easily with scissors. I use it to make custom diffusors taped to flag frames. Or use the entire roll like a backdrop paper, and shoot through it, then roll it up when done... huge soft box.

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        5.0

        Custom diffusion

        By Ed

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

          Great to make custom defusers, can be used as background, easy to clean.

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          5.0

          Perfect for product and portraits

          By Cris the Anzai

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Hard To Cut

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Headshots
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Product lighting
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

          This Product is a perfect on the go solution for head shots and single portraits. I use the roll on a backdrop holder and back light the product to create a solid white background. You can also use this product to make all sorts of lighting modifiers as it does not affect the color of the light. It's easy to wipe off if dirty and does not wrinkle like paper. The only con I have really (and it's not much of a con) is that it is a little difficult to cut (if you want to cut it straight). Bottom line is that I would use this over paper any day.

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          5.0

          Very useful

          By CBL

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

            This stuff is great for diffusion and provides a nice, even translucent surface shine your light thru! It is more durable than paper too and can be used as a backdrop as well.

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            5.0

            Helps to tame highly-reflective subjects

            By Weshoot

            from Olympia, WA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Diffuses Well
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

              We tented a highly reflective lamp housing with it, and were able to cut down on onwanted reflections. We were very impressed with the diffusion material to smoothly distribute light from our strobes, both through it and reflected from it. I can't think of one thing to complain about with this product.

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              5.0

              I will buy this product again

              By Max.S

              from Mooresville, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Highly Recommend

              Cons

              • No Cons For Me Here

              Best Uses

              • Defused Lighting
              • Photography

              Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

              Using to photograph jewelry and to create custom defusers. Also it very great to use as a background and light from the back, due to its transparency you have great flexibility with lighting.

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              5.0

              So Multitask!

              By Dee

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                  I use this product in so many ways. Creating my own cones and tents around small object are so easy and cheap with this roll. Worth every penny.

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                  5.0

                  This stuff is fantastic!

                  By gjefle

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                    This product is just fabulous. I use it mainly for additional diffusion for photographing things like glass, but I definitely want to experiment by placing photographic subjects behind it to see what sort of interestng effects I might get. As for B&H, they sent it out incredibly fast and were about the only store I could find that had it in stock.

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                    5.0

                    love it

                    By Hannah

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                      So far I have used this mainly as a white background (lighting it from behind). It is more durable than paper (I can wipe it clean) but doesn't wrinkle like muslin. I'm sure I will find many more uses as well

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic

                      By mfg4md

                      from nipomo,ca

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography

                        Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                        Our photo person is in heaven with the translum diffusion , it makes her job much easier to complete.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for tabletop seamless backdrops

                        By Jonathan Lopez

                        from Wyoming, Michigan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Excellent diffusion
                        • flexible
                        • Multiple uses

                        Cons

                        • Tears easliy

                        Best Uses

                        • Miniature
                        • Product
                        • Strobe Lighting
                        • Tabletop

                        Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                        I cut the plastic sheet into 1/3's producing 3 tabletop seamless backgrounds. It looks so beautiful and I've gotten an insane amount of people complimenting my sculptures since transitioning to this material.

                        It's very translucent, so I had to double up the bottom layer so the table wouldn't show through, that we the down side. It REALLY does let a lot of color through, so either use a white sheet of paper on the ground or double it up if you're using it on a tabletop.

                        It's a bit more fragile than I thought it would be, but it works like a charm as long as you're gentile with it. Treat it like any valuable photography equipment.

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                        5.0

                        brilliant product

                        By SlingShot

                        from Adelaide Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                              good general purpose studio diffuser

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Best Diffusion material around

                              By fotodik

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                                I used this material to make new diffusion panels for my BronColor
                                Hazy light. It's just an absolute pleasure to work with. It has a good rigidity
                                yet flexible and easy to handle.

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                                5.0

                                Must have studio product

                                By Michael Hager

                                from Fountain Inn, SC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backdrops
                                  • Diffusion panels
                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                                  I use Translum both as a backdrop and as a transparent light diffuser. I sometimes shoot product shots of automotive parts. As a backdrop for dirty or greasy products, it cleans easily with mild solvent or with mild soap and water to it's original white color. It can also be used over a transparent box and illuminated from beneath or behind.

                                  Large sheets hung on a background stand can be used as a floor to ceiling soft box with one or two flash heads behind it.

                                  Also works well in bright sunlight on a frame as a diffusion panel.

                                  The product is durable and long lasting and is easily cleaned for reuse after a rough or abusive shoot.

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                                  5.0

                                  Flexibility for my lighting solutions

                                  By Mike W

                                  from Fairfax, VA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Inexpensive

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Light modification

                                    Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (54" x 18'):

                                    This product is very handy if you have the need to improvise studio / tabletop lighting solutions. It is easy to cut tailor for specific needs, while not costing an arm and leg. I have found this particularly useful in creating some customized lighting solutions for close-up / product photography applications and for "toning down" light sources that not easily controlled (e.g., window light, overheads,etc.).

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