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WestcottBarn Doors for Ice Light
 
4.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 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

 

Great Product But...

The barn doors controls the light very well and attaches easily to the ice light. The only issue I encountered was the doors did not stay in place when I turned the Ice Light...Read complete review

The barn doors controls the light very well and attaches easily to the ice light. The only issue I encountered was the doors did not stay in place when I turned the Ice Light horizontally. Will continue to use with slight adjustment to make the doors hinges snugger.

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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.

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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
             
            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

                (4 of 4 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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Will definetely leave marks...

                    By Jay

                    from Mexico

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                    This is a good product and it will do what it is intended for; additional control for your lighht in your shoots.

                    However, the first time you use it you will notice it will leave marks on your Ice Light. I really don't like scratches in my gear, so some kind of thinking on this from Westcott would have been nice.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great but hinges get loose

                    By maxwellduryea

                    from Berlin

                    Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                    Great product but the hinges do get loose.

                    Just keep tightening them I guess..

                    Otherwise great quality and build.

                     
                    5.0

                    Much needed

                    By John urphotos

                    from Little neck ny

                    Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                    I feel this is very needed when using the ice light. The ice light is a very nice product but was difficult to control the spill of light (the light falls everywhere) the only problem I had with the ice light was the fact that there are no modifiers but once I picked up the barn doors,, I use the product a whole lot more

                     
                    5.0

                    Well fit

                    By Amiel

                    from Rancho Cucamonga

                    Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                    Easy to use, best use to control light in westcott ice light

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Product But...

                    By cdean

                    from Columbia Maryland

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                      The barn doors controls the light very well and attaches easily to the ice light. The only issue I encountered was the doors did not stay in place when I turned the Ice Light horizontally. Will continue to use with slight adjustment to make the doors hinges snugger.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Barn Doors for Ice Light

                      By ChaseLight

                      from Atlanta

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                          Controls the light VERY well, the only down side is that they come loose and won't hold in place. After tightening VERY tight the will hold.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Almost perfect

                          By cbphoto

                          from Möbius Strip, USA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Westcott Barn Doors for Ice Light:

                            These barn doors attach easily & securely, but the blades could be longer. They are the exact length of the light source. If they were longer they'd be more effective.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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