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SavageTranslum Diffusion (54" x 18')
 
5.0

(based on 18 reviews)

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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 (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Must have accessory

    By KenH

    from Lexington SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (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 (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 (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

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                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

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                              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

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                                      Comments about Savage Translum Diffusion (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 (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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