Tent material

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What is supposed to be most ideal material for a tent. Paper,Mylar, or fabric?if fabric, what kind? So far I find fabric is the best to handle because of its flexibility, but sometimes it doesn't give enough reflection of the reflective products. In this case I used paper, but it is hard to handle. Any suggestions? I appreciate your contributions. * Theo Tan *

-- Theo Tan (aperture@sprint.ca), December 23, 1999


If you are talking about a film changing tent, the interior of it should be light tight. If there is no light, it doesn't matter how reflective your product is, there is no light to reflect.

-- Dave Anton (daveanton@home.com), December 23, 1999.

Don't know what the other guy was going on about. A lot of reflectors and soft boxes use "ballistic nylon" as the diffusing material. It probably comes in different grades that will have varying amounts of light loss, reflectivity, and stiffness. You may be able to get information through Calumet @ http://www.calumetphoto.com/default.taf? arg1=home. Different materials are available from Rosco that may be of use also @ http://www.rosco.com/main.html. You'll have to call and talk to someone about your needs.

-- Wayne DeWitt (wdewitt@snip.net), December 23, 1999.

If you don't mind paying roughly $150 for a readymade solution, you should check out The Coccoon from Plume, Ltd. Works great! http:// www.plumeltd.com

-- Ellis Vener (evphoto@insync.net), December 23, 1999.

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