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

BH #MAF88ASW • MFR #319403
Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 8x8' - White Artificial Silk
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Matthews 319403 Overview

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.

Matthews 319403 Specs

FabricWhite Artificial Silk
Size8' x 8' (2.4 x 2.4m)
Approx. Light Loss1.6 Stops
Webbing ColorGold
Primary UseSoftens and diffuses direct light, and introduces a significant amount of ambient bounce
Safety CharacteristicsSelf Extinguishing
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.15 x 8.2 x 4.75"
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Does it comes with ties?

Does it comes with ties?
Asked by: Fernando
Mine came in a plastic bag with white rope ties, and the ties are made from a nice material too.
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2021-01-15

Is it cloth, or plastic/nylon material?

Is it cloth, or plastic/nylon material?
Asked by: Ulises
My guess is it's polyester or something similar. Great scrim though.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2021-01-18

Is the fabric silent or only for indoor use ...

Is the fabric silent or only for indoor use recommended?
Asked by: Ramon
Artificial Silk is a naturally silent material, good for both indoor and outdoor use.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2021-03-20


Which size Rag Bag would this fit in?
Asked by: Anonymous
149027 small
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


Do you think it will fit tigh on the Digital Juice Butterfly Frame - 8x8 ? thanks
Asked by: Pier-Alexandre
I do not know that frame but it does come with ties so you should be able to pull it tight.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28


Will this fit Avenger H2008 8 x 8' Modular Fold Away Frame? And which Cable Ties do you recommend?
Asked by: melissa H.
Yes, it will. I used the cable ties that came with it.
Answered by: Arturo R.
Date published: 2021-03-18


I'm confused, is this actually 1 1/2 stop reduction, or is it a half stop reduction? If I'm shooting 2400ws through this will it cut the light to roughly 800or 1800? Thanks! Mike
Asked by: michael
Hey Michael, I'm getting more like a -2 stop reduction. I'm using it to defuse sunlight coming in through windows. Hope this helps.
Answered by: rolando d.
Date published: 2021-03-18


Is it a complete one piece material or there is a visible division in the middle?
Asked by: Pier-Alexandre
They come seamless.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2020-02-20
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