Silver surface differences

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Sailor Blue
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Re: Silver surface differences

The more you diffuse the light inside the softbox the more evenly lit the front diffuser and the more evenly lit the area that you are trying to light.

White diffuses light the most.  Pebbled silver and matte silver are close to each other in how much they diffuse light but if the pebbled silver is also matte that would diffuse light more than a smooth matte silver surface.  A shiny silver lining would diffuse light the least.

All these need double diffusion to maximum the evenness of the light output.

The reason for using silver linings is that they are a little bit more efficient than white linings, i.e. you get a small amount more light out of the softbox at a given strobe power.

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