Matthews 8x8' Overhead Fabric - White Artificial Silk

Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 8x8' - White Artificial Silk

Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 8x8' - White Artificial Silk

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Also known as "Rags" these are the materials that are tied to the Butterfly/Overhead frame.

For many years, only the basic materials were used such as scrims to reduce light, silk to diffuse light and solid to eliminate light.

More recently many new materials have been added to allow many degrees of diffusion (Grid Cloths, Black Silks, etc.) plus many new reflective materials are now available to make large reflectors for both sunlight and artificial light such as Matthflectors, Grifflectors and Lames.

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Fabric White Artificial Silk
Size 8' x 8' (2.4 x 2.4m)
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.386 x 12.126 x 2.284"
8x8' Overhead Fabric - White Artificial Silk is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fabric but have some flaws This fabric is great for diffusing light, well made, durable and the price is good. Some words of warning: If you need to use this fabric to light shiny materials there are a couple of flaws. First it is not a large seamless fabric piece, so you see the seams in the reflection. Also, this fabric is thin so you can see the light source as a point of light, unless you use a second fabric or another diffusion method in front of the light source. Of course you can switch to a thicker and seamless fabric, but be prepared to spend a lot more money.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is very useful. I use this a lot to create the soften light for my portrait, there are holes on each side, easy for me to hang up anywhere. I m very satisfied with it so far.
Date published: 2011-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best light modifier This is your answer to recreating daylight
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mine came in with a one piece fabric ! To my own surprise, I was expecting a two-panel sewn affair, but this one is one piece. Seems like they found a fabric supplier with the right machines...There are fairly large grommets (1/2 inch holes) around. If you count the corner ones, (corners have both a grommet and an elastic band), you have 5 grommets to each side. But ONE side has only 4 grommets. The distance between grommets seems random at first: the placement follows a layout that you figure out quickly after examination. There were a few very small stains in the fabric near one corner. Should not be a problem, but just to say it was not perfect althought it came in a sealed heavy vinyl bag from factory. A set of ordinary rope, cut to length is included. I plan on using ball bungee cords.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice finished item i dont give 5 stars because it is a two parts mounted panel so it has a sawing on the meddle but the edges are well finished and the quality is great on diffusion. I like the angles with this part to hold and fits on the frame. Good value
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I use this silk all the time. It's perfect for evenly lighting a medium sized set, or even portraits. if you desire an overhead (butterfly) light. It creates a beautiful soft light. I always have this handy.
Date published: 2011-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Made and Very Useful This is a well made and useful piece of fabric. Frankly, my needs are simple - I'm looking for a diffusion fabric to recreate soft window light.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean Color Nice with no seam in middle and Matthews has much cleaner color than an off brand I was using that had a cool temp.
Date published: 2017-06-27
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