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Jan 21, 2010 16:11 |  #1

Does "Greatly reduced wrinkles compared to normal muslin" mean that you can take it on location and use it without steaming? If so, do you roll it, stuff it in a bag...?


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Jan 21, 2010 19:01 |  #2

I almost ordered some, but haven't used them yet, so I'm interested to see what responses you get.


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Jan 24, 2010 18:25 as a reply to  @ Mark_Cohran's post |  #3

Anyone?


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Jan 26, 2010 21:57 |  #4

We have 2. A tan diamond cloth and a black one. While I love them they are lying to you when they say they don't wrinkle or are hard to wrinkle. That you can stuff them in a bag for a shoot. That is a joke... Tried it and was floored at how wrinkly it was coming out of the bag. I swear I wanted to cry because we had steamed it and it had taken us awhile. That's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back, lol. They feel like the old polyester so they are durable. I was hoping for more of a seamless look but really I guess we aren't going to get that unless we use paper. Good luck with it. :)




  
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Jan 26, 2010 21:59 |  #5

Good info to know. Thanks.


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Jan 26, 2010 22:47 |  #6

I should add I guess the black is pretty much seamless after photoshop even though when your working with it it doesn't look like it will be. But just adjusting it in raw does wonders. :) Here's a picture of the black diamond cloth. (she looks awkward I know...she was super shy)


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Jan 27, 2010 09:06 as a reply to  @ Sweet_Life's post |  #7

I have a few

10*20 in black, navy blue and red
10*10 in white

They aren't wrinkle free - but they are considerably better than muslin. I stuff mine in the bags, and have never steamed them. Mine are also covered in pug fur, as I have two pug puppies that like to be involved in everything!

Every photo in this gallery was done on a diamond cloth - except for the silver, and patterned shots (Metallic and ModCloth series from Backdrop Outlet respectively)

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Jan 27, 2010 09:07 |  #8

The white cloth gel's fairly well too

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Jan 27, 2010 10:34 |  #9

pcj wrote in post #9481564 (external link)
I have a few

10*20 in black, navy blue and red
10*10 in white

They aren't wrinkle free - but they are considerably better than muslin. I stuff mine in the bags, and have never steamed them. Mine are also covered in pug fur, as I have two pug puppies that like to be involved in everything!

Every photo in this gallery was done on a diamond cloth - except for the silver, and patterned shots (Metallic and ModCloth series from Backdrop Outlet respectively)

http://www.facebook.co​m …33&id=106747678​871&ref=mf (external link)

Some examples for you. Sorry for the glut of photos!

White Diamond Cloth:

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Jan 27, 2010 10:45 |  #10

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She has a BME logo tattooed on her arm GO HER!! This made my day!

Hahaha!

Thats my wife - we're both long *long* time BME and IAM folks - but haven't been around for the last few years - too many politics :)

This is a slightly better angle for you!

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Jan 27, 2010 10:59 |  #11

I am on IAM. I havent used it for a whole lot lately. I deleted it when the Shannon thing happened. But I am back on there now. I am a tattoo artist and piercer. So its good to have the connections on there.

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Jan 27, 2010 11:45 as a reply to  @ Casperd360's post |  #12

Thanks for the info and the great pictures! The gelled ones look good too! I wonder if you could roll one on a 10' PVC drain pipe and not get creases. Would that work for regular muslin after steaming?


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Jan 27, 2010 11:58 |  #13

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Thanks for the info and the great pictures! The gelled ones look good too! I wonder if you could roll one on a 10' PVC drain pipe and not get creases. Would that work for regular muslin after steaming?

I'm sure it would work, but then you'd have a fairly heavy 10' pipe to carry everywhere you go - I can't imagine it would be very convenient!

While I can see creases in some of the lighter clothes (like white) and sometimes the original fold crease (remember, I never steamed mine) shows up - it's normally very easy to clone out.


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Jan 27, 2010 12:28 |  #14

I got a grey one for myself during Backdrop Outlet's sale. It has some terrible fold creases. but no real wrinkles from being in the bag, it all depends on how tight you stuff it into the bag. I tried to iron out the creases after I used it this weekend. We will see if they come back.

I have not used it for production work yet. So far only playing arround with it to see what colors I can get from it with gels. Did some selfies this weekend. I started just shooting the background gelled, then decided I needed to be in the image to check seperation. Lighting is just 1 beauty dish with grid, no reflectors or anything else. The back ground is lit with just a 433D through Roscco gells just sitting on a table, no flags, to the left next to the BD. No top support for the background, just the 2 stands. That is why it sags in the middle.

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Jan 27, 2010 13:15 as a reply to  @ Mark1's post |  #15

there is a shop on ebay with these pretty cheap, given the price I'd think you can't go wrong


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