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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

No 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.

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5.0

Great product, worked perfectly

By L M

from Chicago, IL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

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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              • No

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              4.0

              Tinny metal

              By AlexR

              from New York, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              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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              4.0

              Shape your light

              By Chris

              from Dubai, UAE

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              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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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice tool.

              By Ed

              from Toronto, Canada.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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

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

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              • 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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                • No

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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.

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                    • 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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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