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Plume Wafer Strip 140 Diffusion Bank

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Wafer Strip 140 (135 x 50 by 50cm deep). Try horizontal for small group portraits with full coverage but quick fall off on clothing. Or vertically in tight architectural situations.

WAFER STRIP, half as wide as the WAFER Rectangle, but the same respective length to increase contrast in the narrow axis without reducing the broad overall coverage in the longer axis. A second masked diffuser comes with each WAFER STRIP to reduce the width half again for yet narrower reflexive highlights. WAFER STRIPS make excellent choices for long narrow reflexive highlights, "edge" lighting in portraits and the even lighting of backgrounds.

The WAFER's crisp but smooth quality of light places its performance apart from any other diffusion bank. The narrow profile, silver-with-white interior and unique graduated inner baffles create exceptional efficiencies with a choice of light contrasts across the front diffuser. The lightweight WAFER works with most studio flash systems, is easily assembled for use and collapsed for travel or storage.

The WAFER can quickly change to meet the differences in lighting style and taste required by individual photographers and specific subjects. The rotating cast aluminum attachment ring is tensioned for precise placement of the WAFER and its reflexive highlight. Each of the two inner baffles has its own graduated pattern (US Pat. 5023756), each baffle is a different density of a halftone dot created by the photographic negative of the naturally occurring"hot spot", thus "negating" the expected center brightness and allowing four contrast choices across the front diffuser. The removable front fabric diffuser is easily exchanged with rigid frames of plastic diffusers or honeycomb grids for further specialization. Polarizers, colored filters and other diffusion materials can also be held by the rigid frames. *(The WAFER Ring can be used on Chimera and Photoflex lightbanks.)

Three different sailcloths are used for the Wafer diffuser, its baffles and the interior ellipses. A special aluminum fiberglass cloth around the flash head eliminates any heat and UV damage. The flattened WAFER profile results from using a combination of an aluminum tent tube with a fiberglass fishing rod. Special pole pockets reinforce the corners. Inner baffles, rear closures and ring adapters are all interchangeable. Adjacent WAFER sizes share a common side dimension to allow multiple "banking" of WAFERs. And all WAFERS fold with their attachment ring into a compact zippered bag for travel or storage even the largest bag is not longer than 100 cm (40").

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