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SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72 Slave Flash

B&H # SPBD72 Mfr # SPBARN72
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You Pay: $19.95

This 4 leaf barndoor set snaps directly onto the front of the SP Systems SP72 slave flash.

Barndoors, Snoots, Grids, and Filters are essential accessories for any lighting system. These devices alter the shape, intensity, or color of the light output from your flash heads. Consider them as a painter would a brush, or a sculptor would a knife, or chisel.

Use of a barndoor set will result in a shaft of light, when it is attached to the front of the reflector of your light source. The size of the shaft of light will be determined by the opening of the leaves, and the distance of the light from the subject. Rotating the barndoor set will determine the angle of the shaft of light. A 4-leaf barndoor provides more light control than a 2-leaf barndoor set.

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SP Studio Systems4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72
 
4.5

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (34)
  • Attach securely (27)
  • Long-lasting (13)
  • Good color value (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (34)
    • Indoors (23)
    • Low light (15)
    • Outdoors (15)
    • Night time (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (16), Pro photographer (13), Professional (11), Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Portable and versatile modifier

    I've been using canvas snoots with my 580ex, however for the price, I found the barndoors a better value. I bought three.

    I recently used the barndoors for a poorly lit...Read complete review

    I've been using canvas snoots with my 580ex, however for the price, I found the barndoors a better value. I bought three.

    I recently used the barndoors for a poorly lit runway show. I had two 580ex II flashes on the left and right of the end of the runway. The barndoors allowed me to flag to reduce flare and control the shadows on the floor.

    It fits the 580ex II quite snugly and the screw is covered by a rubber foot that protects the flash from being scratched. They look very professional on my flashes and fold up nicely.

    This modifier should be in every strobist bag!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    4 Leaf Barndoor used for small Strobes

    I use these barn doors on my Nikon SB-800's to allow me more light control over the throw of the light produced by the strobes.

    They are excellent for...Read complete review

    I use these barn doors on my Nikon SB-800's to allow me more light control over the throw of the light produced by the strobes.

    They are excellent for this use. They give me the ability to make my strobes behave like bigger studio flashes in situation when I have to travel light but need specific control over my light.

    The only down side is they don't fit/mount perfectly. To overcome this I've build a custom rubber strap/fitting that allows me to fit them without hassle.

    For the little bit of DIY it provides a excellent platform to mold the light from a easily maneuverable off camera strobe.

    Reviewed by 62 customers

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    5.0

    Great product, worked perfectly

    By L M

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

          Exactly as described, very happy

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By busterc1

          from Michigan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

              Works like it should.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great fit

              By Angel

              from New York, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                  Use this on my 580EXII and YN560, fits perfect.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Flash lighting control

                  By Lara

                  from Monterey, Ca

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                    These barndoors work great in controlling light from the flash. They provide a great amount of variation in the spread of light. Combined with a gel, I can create a mood with the exact amount of spread I need. They close down pretty tight, any smaller of which I can achieve with a snoot, and any bigger I can achieve with a softbox. These fill the gap between perfectly! They can act as a gobo as well. On location, they are much easier to bring along than a softbox, and I can simply put a hankercheif/paper towel over them to provide diffusion.

                    These are made of metal and stand up well, but can be bent if you are rough with them (but are easily bent back into shape), however, most photogs I know don't treat their gear like its indestructible. The barndoors are a lot more compact than a softbox and set up very quickly, and fit on both my 580ex II and 430ex II.

                    These are a great addition to my kit, as they can serve more than just one purpose, and are fairly versatile. I would reccommend!

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Read Specs before Purchasing

                    By Helen

                    from Albany, OR

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Did NOT Fit at all
                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time

                      Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                      I'm going to assume some of this was my fault. I thought I had read that this barn door set would fit onto my SB600 and SB900 Speedlight Flash Units. Neither one fit! The available edge for insert was roughly 1/2" and would not have held in place for any flash (or at least it does not seem possible to me). I considered sending it back, but I really needed for a project this past week.

                      Improvised I did. I took a styrofoam pad and tucked it on the side and tightened the ONE Screw all the way. It would have fallen off without a bit more support. So I also took a rubbe rband and looped it around one door and hinge, over the top and backside of flash head under the swivel head part of the flash and looped over the opposite barn door side. It worked like a charm. And I felt much more secure just knowing it would not fall off when tilted forward.

                      Wish I could have given it a better review. But then again, it could have been I just ordered the wrong one for my needs.

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                      4.0

                      Nice studio accessory for speedlight

                      By Andre

                      from Québec, QC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Flexibility
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • Attachment to speedlight

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Studio

                      Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                      This product is very nice to use when you want to restrict the light from going everywhere. The only things that is more challenging is to fix it to your flash with scratching or marking your flash.

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                      4.0

                      Tinny metal

                      By AlexR

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                            The leafs are so thin, you can bend them with your fingers.

                            On the other hand, the system just works. I actually used it as a light control on a small HMI video light with custom mount (can't use its original plastic mount on a hot light), and the barndoors worked well - including holding in place with their little hinges.

                            Given the price, I think the system is OK and it deserves 4 stars.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Shape your light

                            By Chris

                            from Dubai, UAE

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                  Excellent for the price. Shape the light from your speedlight. Saw this in action with a pro photographer and realised how handy this is. Ordered it the same day

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice tool.

                                  By Ed

                                  from Toronto, Canada.

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                        Fits nicely on my SB600 speedlight (with stofen diffuser). Price is fair.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        4.0

                                        Cheap and Versatile

                                        By NJM

                                        from NJ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good value
                                        • Hackable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use

                                          Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                          Can fit this on an SB-900 pretty effortlessly, and any number of other hot-shoe flashes with a little creative inspiration.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product, great price

                                          By Robert

                                          from Simi Valley, CA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attach Securely
                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                              I am very pleased so far with this product. The fit is perfect. Very snug fit. Great control of light.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • Yes

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                                              4.0

                                              Excellent lighting accessory

                                              By TBS

                                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • General Use

                                                Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                Very light and portable, a great addition in the mobile bag.

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                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                get more then you pay for

                                                By River Rock

                                                from Warrnambool, Victoria Australia

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attach Securely

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • General Use
                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Portraits

                                                  Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                  very simple, easy to use accessory at a very nice price. attached to a 580EX, with velcro stuck to it, no worries. Lightweight and compact for use on the road.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great light modifier for speedlights

                                                  By KeithN

                                                  from Oviedo, FL

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attach Securely
                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • General Use

                                                    Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                    Works nicely to shape the light from your speedlight. Saves me from having to tape/velcro bits of paper or plastic to my flash.

                                                    The base is made of strong, thick plastic, while the 'doors' are thin metal. The doors are attached to the base with sturdy hinges which provides almost 270 degrees of travel (fully closed/flush to completely out of the way).

                                                    Fits perfectly around the head of my Canon 580EX, and with a little bit of work, will fit over a Nikon SB26 too. There are two pieces of soft rubber on the inner circular surface where your flash head attaches, providing a nice snug fit and keeps your flash scratch free.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent lighting accessory

                                                    By Rick Tracy

                                                    from Randolph, NJ

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • General Use
                                                      • Indoors

                                                      Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                      I got these to go with my speed lights but also made an adapter to use them with my continuous lights in product photography as well. They work great and are a great value.

                                                      Rick

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Good

                                                      By alcandil

                                                      from Cossonay, Switzerland

                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Good Color Value
                                                      • Long-Lasting

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • General Use

                                                        Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                        Lightweight, compact, can be attached to a small strobe quite easily.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Pretty good for what it does

                                                        By Gordon

                                                        from NJ

                                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Does the job

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Doesn't attach well
                                                        • Flimsy

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • General Use
                                                        • Indoors

                                                        Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                        I'd say it does what it's mean't to do which is block and or direct light. I wound up scratching my sb900 which was a bit too fat for this but if you put some gaffer's tape around it you shouldn't have an issue like I did, other then that works great.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        A necessary thing for all Strobists..

                                                        By chbimo

                                                        from Jerusalem, IL

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attach Securely

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                            -Place it on my speedlights (430, 430 ii, 580 ii) whenever I photograph using them.
                                                            -pros: simple, compact, cheap!
                                                            -cons: I should have bought more...

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Should be in all strobists bags

                                                            By Ernest

                                                            from Huntington Beach, CA

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Attach Securely
                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Functional

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • General Use
                                                              • Indoors
                                                              • Low Light
                                                              • Night Time
                                                              • Outdoors

                                                              Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                              Such a simple item that opens up unlimited possibilities. Folds up small and compact, no problem fitting in my camera bag. Nice job of controlling light on my 580ex and older SB Nikon flashes.
                                                              Attachment on the 580ex was tight the first few times from the rubber on the flashes side. After a few uses everything works fine. No fit problems on the SB 24 or 25 series.
                                                              Don't think twice about ordering one, just do it, took over 6 months to finally pick up two as they sell out so fast.

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                                                              5.0

                                                              novel light modifier for stobes

                                                              By boxrsnsox

                                                              from Cuba, Missouri, USA

                                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Durable

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Indoors

                                                                Comments about SP Studio Systems 4 Leaf Barndoor Set for SP72:

                                                                Using two of these as light modifiers on my SB-900 flash strobes off camera. Allows for creative lighting affects and modifications.

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