I tend to eschew pre-made big sources in the studio as well. Generally I stretch a silk on a frame or use diffusion material on boxes I construct with b/w foam-core. We call them "chicken coops". IDK if that is a local colloquialism, a bastardized adaptation of something, or an industry wide term. They dont suffer from durability issues in the studio, and I can construct them in any diffusion, size, or aspect ratio my little heart desires, By making them long and narrow, for instance, I can vary the "softness" (basically the size of source relative to the subject) of the light simply by rotating them between vertical or horizontal or anywhere in between.
Originally Posted by 2F/2F