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Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves)

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You Pay: $59.38

Attaches securely to V- and Tota-lights, providing more control of the light. With the pivoting Tota-shade, you can shape the beam, shade overly bright areas, and cut spill and lens flare. Tota-shades can be attached to each other to make a larger barndoor. You can attach 4 to one light for a conventional barndoor system. (If side panels are desired, top and bottom panels are required for support).

Weight
3oz. (85g)
Dimensions
9 x 4.5" (23 x 11.4cm)

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LowelTota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves)
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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Pros

  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect addition to tota

    These shades add a lot of versatility to the already great tota light. They allow you to flag and shade the light, set up mini barn doors for the tota.
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    These shades add a lot of versatility to the already great tota light. They allow you to flag and shade the light, set up mini barn doors for the tota.

    One of the coolest things you can do is to combine them with a white umbrella to make a small softlight.

    Make sure to by four leaves for the most options.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tota-Shade...good...not great.

    All 4 shades are identical. Attaching two shades to the top and bottom gull-wings of the tota light is a breeze. However, as many have mentioned, attaching the side leaves is a...Read complete review

    All 4 shades are identical. Attaching two shades to the top and bottom gull-wings of the tota light is a breeze. However, as many have mentioned, attaching the side leaves is a joke. With a little bit of fidgeting (which you shouldn't have to do on NON DIY products) you can get them to stay but beware...if you decide to move your light around...they could/often fall off.

    With that said, when attached, the leaves make the tota light much more controllable and do a nice job (the top and bottom leaves) of cutting the light and controlling spill. You can also use them with the umbrella as well as safety attach gels to them.

    In my opinion, they're essential in making the tota light more versatile and hence more professional, but the side shade attachments needs a complete redesign.

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    4.0

    Does the job

    By DakotaKid

    from Rochester, Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Fussy To Attach

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • General Use

    Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

    Works well. Other reviewers have covered the bases. As a set of two, these are most useful. The end pieces can be attached, but are fussy. Best use case is to use to feather a strip of light. Would be nice if Tota-Light could be used vertically.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Tota-Shade...good...not great.

    By Tyg5

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Cut Down Spill
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Shaping Light

    Cons

    • poorly designed

    Best Uses

    • Controlling Spill
    • Shaping light

    Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

    All 4 shades are identical. Attaching two shades to the top and bottom gull-wings of the tota light is a breeze. However, as many have mentioned, attaching the side leaves is a joke. With a little bit of fidgeting (which you shouldn't have to do on NON DIY products) you can get them to stay but beware...if you decide to move your light around...they could/often fall off.

    With that said, when attached, the leaves make the tota light much more controllable and do a nice job (the top and bottom leaves) of cutting the light and controlling spill. You can also use them with the umbrella as well as safety attach gels to them.

    In my opinion, they're essential in making the tota light more versatile and hence more professional, but the side shade attachments needs a complete redesign.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Essential Piece of Kit

    By Ben Jobe

    from Arcata, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

        I can't believe I used my two tota lights for two years without these shades. Now I use them all the time. I do a lot of video interviews and I use my totas with an umbrella to act as a softbox light. Before these shades I had no way of color correcting the light while using the umbrella. Now I can put a full blue gel on these shades AND use the umbrella as a softbox. Works great. Also I can put diffusion on shades for another soft light source. Something else I'm experimenting with is attaching both totas onto the same stand, then stretching diffusion across both of them. Presto, a 1.5K soft light! These shades can do so many things.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Tota Shade

        By Marc

        from Rochester, New York

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

          The top and bottom shades are easy to attach, but the side shades are a little more difficult to mount. However the shades work great and do exactly what they are described to do.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Pretty Good Product

          By BIG ROD

          from New York City

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

            It's great for shaping the Tota-light which can cast a very broad light.

            Two of the flags/leaves clip-on very quickly and securely to the Tota-light's reflector plates. But as someone else mentioned, adding the two additional side flags/leaves is a little cuberbsome to attach, but they do the job whether you add two or four leaves at a time.

            This is not a negative at all, but one of my flags/leaves was a little weak and would sag when I mounted it on the Tota-light, but all you need is a pair of pliers to tighten the nuts accordingly. That's one thing I like about Lowel, you can adjust the tension on some of their products.

            Overall, they're great if you want to shape/modify your Tota-light further.

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            • No

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            4.0

            A useful accessory

            By Register Your Copyrights

            from Kansas City

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

                  A needed accessory to control light spread, though a bit cumbersome to properly install.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Does what it is meant to do - expensive

                  By davdav

                  from Melbourne, Australia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

                      Does what it is meant to do - but I consider it to be expensive for what it is.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very usefull in taming the Tota

                      By Saizoh

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

                        I used these for a concert recently - without them there was too much spill from the Totas that was distracting the performers. Simple accessory but it clips on easily and does the job.

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                        2.0

                        Tota - Shade

                        By highdramaman

                        from Steamboat Springs, Colorado

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

                            This product seems a little expensive for what it is. But if you need it, you need it. The way it's designed to attach to the Tota light is a bit cumbersome but will work. I haven't used it for an extended period but it seems likely that it will get pretty hot to the touch.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect addition to tota

                            By JLM

                            from Laramie Wy

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Lowel Tota-Shade (Set of 4 Leaves):

                              These shades add a lot of versatility to the already great tota light. They allow you to flag and shade the light, set up mini barn doors for the tota.

                              One of the coolest things you can do is to combine them with a white umbrella to make a small softlight.

                              Make sure to by four leaves for the most options.

                              Share this review

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