86-inch Soft Silver PLM Umbrella – Paul C Buff hire Sydney

Paul C Buff The Soft Silver PLM™ is perfect for everyday use with various subjects as it bounces the light from the flash unit, retaining high efficiency with a wide angle of coverage. The soft silver fabric produces a controlled, feathered falloff with very soft shadows, perfectly round catchlights and an added specular punch over white umbrellas and softboxes. The silver surface produces a series of micro reflectors that serve to widen the circle of coverage while retaining a good degree of specularity, efficiency and spill control. When used directly as a bounce modifier, it provides 4 times the output of a softbox and features a controlled, patterned feathering- a similar effect to that produced by a softbox plus honeycomb grid, but with more specular punch, higher efficiency, and easier setup and use. When viewed from subject position, the Soft Silver PLM appears as a spokeless circle, producing perfect catch lights and large smooth shadow patterns. Its black outer surface prevents rear spill light and lens flare. 86-inch Soft Silver PLM Umbrella – Paul C Buff is available for rent or hire from RENTaCAM Sydney.

Main features and specs:

  • high efficiency (4 times the output of a softbox)
  • very soft shadows with perfect round catchlights
  • easy umbrella-style mount (8mm pole)


  • 86-inch Soft Silver PLM Umbrella

Hire / rental rates:

  • 1 day: $10
  • 3 days/weekend: $15
  • weekly: $25

Prices are in AU$ and inclusive of GST. If you find a better rental price elsewhere, let us know and when it comes to matching or beating it, we’ll see what we can do about it.

Interested in hiring the 86-inch Soft Silver PLM Umbrella – Paul C Buff? Contact RENTaCAM