To keep weight to a minimum and yet get maximum strength, all Matthews Solid Frames are made of 3/8" thin wall tubing. The mounting pin is solid rod. Matthews Solid Frames are black powder coated to minimize reflections. All Matthews Scrims and Flags re bordered with heavy duty color coded webbing.
With an Approximate light loss of one f/stop, the primary function of this material is that it softens light without a great reduction of intensity & introduces a significant amount of ambient bounce.