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SavageTranslum Diffusion Background (54" x 18')
 
5.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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Pros

  • Reliable (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Easy to set up (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (14)
    • Strobe lighting (11)
    • Artificial lighting (8)
    • Portraits (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (8)
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    5.0

    Durable

    By Ingram Images

    from Southwest Indiana

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography

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

      I've just had a chance to use it a couple of times, but I've found it surprisingly durable.
      There's a 2 stop light loss, so I had to get used to using more power when I was 'shooting' light through it - but I love the look that soft light gives my subject when light that way.
      Definitely plan on seeing what all can be done with the stuff!

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      5.0

      Excellent Quality and Easy to Use.

      By M. Sears

      from Atlanta , Ga

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

      I was unsure what to expect from the Translum Diffusion B'ground . When I ordered this item I was hoping to use it over a large window that allows light to flood the entire room. In the past the light has been too harsh and I've used wax paper to diffuse the strong light. Wax paper by the crate I should say ! Taping of the paper was a long, tedious process & it often tore . This diffusion B'ground is perfect and diffused the light from the extra large window beautifully. It is also extremely sturdy and will last , if treated properly , a long time. The pics turned out great and it didn't take but a few mins to add the diffusion roll to a b'drop stand and pull it down , secure bottom with sandbags and clips on top. This item is totally worth the price and then some !! It is really the perfect item and has so many other uses. I am super pleased with my purchase .

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      5.0

      AWESOME

      By UZAIR

      from HACKENSACK NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

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

          IF YOU ARE INTO STROBE AND FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, THEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT. THIS IS NOT A PAPER, ITS A STRONG PLASTIC SORT OF MATERIAL. PERFECT TO DIFFUSE LIGHT.

          I DID NOT FIND ANY THING THAT I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCT. SIZE IS REALLY NICE ITS LIKE A BLANK CANVAS YOU CAN DO SO MUCH WITH IT.

          FOR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
          PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
          BACK LIT BACKGROUND
          MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
          DIY DIFFUSION

          MUST HAVE ITEM.

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          4.0

          Savage Diffusion

          By E.J.

          from Marietta, GA.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Limited Colors And Sizes

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

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

          I use Transom for both bouncing flash and as an affective diffuser for my mono's. The product is super durable and easy as pie to keep clean. If I could ask for anything additional, it would be that the product came in various widths and even colors would make it totally indispensable. As is, I would still highly recommend this product for serious shooters or even the casual photographer.

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          5.0

          Must have accessory

          By KenH

          from Lexington SC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Great accessory to have for any product photographer or for a portrait photographer who needs a softer light this pairs well with a softbox for added diffusion. It is a plastic material so it will last a good while without having to replace it often.

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                5.0

                Must have

                By Dave

                from San Diego, Ca

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lot Of Uses
                • Not A Lot Of Money

                Cons

                • Be Careful Not To Crease

                Best Uses

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

                  I bought 2 rolls and with one of them I have been making diffusion panels. Its a lot cheaper to make the panels then buy new. I also use them for backgrounds.

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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 Background (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 Background (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 Background (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

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Hard To Cut

                        Best Uses

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

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

                                            good general purpose studio diffuser

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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 Background (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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