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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2005, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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reflector material

Whats the best material to make reflectors out of ?
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polished aluminum would be my guess
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If your setup allows for it: white paint is one of the best reflectors unless you get the high end stuff that AH Supply uses (mylar?).
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I've also heard that it depends if the light source is direct (e.g. metal halide) or indirect (e.g. flourescent), and a direct reflector wouldbe polished aluminum or mylar, with white paint being an indirect reflector. Whoever told me this also said that it works to use a direct reflector with an indirect light, but not as much the other way around. Anyone else heard this?
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