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WestcottBarn Doors for Ice Light
 
4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches securely (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (5)
  • Low light (5)
  • Portraits (5)
  • Night time (4)
  • General purpose (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It Works!

Not sure why others are having problems with these barn doors; they've worked fine for me. It attaches securely to the Ice Light 2 and allows you to direct the light with lots of...Read complete review

Not sure why others are having problems with these barn doors; they've worked fine for me. It attaches securely to the Ice Light 2 and allows you to direct the light with lots of control.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hinge broke

These would be fabulous if they were more durable. I bought them about a year ago and used them twice. They basically sat in my closet surrounding the pad that comes with them which...Read complete review

These would be fabulous if they were more durable. I bought them about a year ago and used them twice. They basically sat in my closet surrounding the pad that comes with them which helps them keep their shape.

I have a wedding today where there's going to be no light in the bride's getting ready room, so I thought I'd bring the barn doors and create my own directional window light.

One of the hinges cracked all the way through. I fixed it with gaffer tape, but it isn't a good solution.

If I'd abused these the break wouldn't surprise me, but this shouldn't have happened.

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

LOVE THEM!

By Melissa

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

I love being able to control the stream of light and place it precisely on my subject. Very nice!

 
5.0

Must have for shaping the Ice Light.

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

Thing thing shapes the light extremely well. A must have the with Icelight. I would highly recommend having this if your willing to spend the money on the light.

 
3.0

just ok

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

not that sturdy especially for price. Doe snot block out all light for ice light painting

 
5.0

Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light 2

By Joseph

from Undisclosed

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

The Wescott barn doors were an excellent fit for the Ice Light 2. I couldn't be more impressed !!

 
5.0

Easy to use and works well

By Tom

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

These do a nice job of controlling where the light goes.

 
5.0

good ice light accessory

By Colin

from undisclosed

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

works great with ice light in controlling the shape of light.

 
5.0

A must buy with Ice Lights

By Sherwin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

If you have Ice Lights, you should buy these to shape and focus the light. I bought two and they're great. They even come in a nicely padded zip case.

 
2.0

Problems with the hinges

By MC008

from Fort Collins, CO

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

Good to have for light spilling, but as mentioned the hinges were a problem. The doors flop open when horizontal, so not good for studio work or moving on the go. My hinge also broke easily with not that much (accidental) pressure. Taping doesn't help too much and I'm not sure I want to invest in another one.

 
5.0

Built tough

By John

from Portland, Oregon

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 Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

    I was surprised it was in a case, padded, and the workmanship built very well. I don't think I can break it :)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    spill

    By toni999

    from Switzerland

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

    They are not bad. I somehow get a spill into 1 side of the shadow.so they are not 100% blocking, it might also be a reflection, I was not able to solve the problem.
    Nice accessory.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great light modifier

    By Alyssa

    from Chicago

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

      This barn door is well constructed and easy to attach. The modification makes a big difference since the Ice Light casts a wide beam.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Do what they're meant for

      By Brent

      from Santa Barbara

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

      Creates some really cool lighting effects with the Ice Light. They don't hold their position perfectly when in a horizontal position, but it hasn't been anything I haven't been able to work around.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Leaves much to be desired

      By Gorky M

      from Mumbai, India

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

      The hinges! Oh the hinges! They are really fragile and weak. Really loose as well - so if you turn the Icelight horizontal, they just "flop down".
      This can actually be a deal breaker, as it is for me.
      So unless you plan to use them in vertical position all the time - I would really suggest you stay away.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Tony

      from Ann Arbor MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

        Easy to use and gives good control over light.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect Addition For Controling Light

        By WA Photogirl

        from Greater Seattle

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

          I shoot products and this accessory allows me to sculpt the light perfecting.

           
          5.0

          good light control

          By Bob@silverfoxstudios.us

          from boston and nyc

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Nicely
          • Lightweight
          • Provides Good Light Contr

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light Control

            Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

            good light control tool
            fits westcott ice light AND sunpac led light stick

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It Works!

            By Take 45

            from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                Not sure why others are having problems with these barn doors; they've worked fine for me. It attaches securely to the Ice Light 2 and allows you to direct the light with lots of control.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Hinge broke

                By Jay

                from Detroit

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                These would be fabulous if they were more durable. I bought them about a year ago and used them twice. They basically sat in my closet surrounding the pad that comes with them which helps them keep their shape.

                I have a wedding today where there's going to be no light in the bride's getting ready room, so I thought I'd bring the barn doors and create my own directional window light.

                One of the hinges cracked all the way through. I fixed it with gaffer tape, but it isn't a good solution.

                If I'd abused these the break wouldn't surprise me, but this shouldn't have happened.

                 
                3.0

                Does the job OK, but at a steep price

                By Darren

                from Australia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely

                Cons

                • Loose Hinges

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                  These barn doors clip on well and match the cut outs in the tungsten gel, but lack some rigidity in the hinges, meaning that they move a bit when the light is held horizontally.

                  They are also significantly overpriced for the material and design involved, but that is the trademark of the IceLight after all!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  very well built

                  By lisa the photographer

                  from boston, ma

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Low Light
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                    As usual, Westcott has built a very sturdy product. Performs as promised.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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