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Interfit 7" barndoor for the Elinchrom 7" grid reflector

 
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Mar 10, 2009 18:32 as a reply to  @ post 7496917 |  #46

Thanks, Leo!

Another *very* satisfied RB4001 owner here. Robert was right on the money. These barndoors are very well built and are worth the price of admission if only for the ease with which they accept 7" Speedotron grids. No more wrestling with the nude 7" Elinchrom reflector.

While I was at it, I also ordered the AC8011 color filter set. It contains 7 filters (red, blue, green, orange, magenta, purple, yellow) mounted in cardboard frames. I would have preferred plastic frames but these will do the job. They're certainly a vast improvedment over taping gels to reflector rims.

One last note: I called Interfit USA today to ask about the INT207 barndoors for tungsten lights. They confirmed that they too are all metal construction.

Thanks again, Leo. Great find.

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Mar 10, 2009 18:41 |  #47

I might push my luck and ask my dealer about a special deal on the 8.25" accessory holder and Elinchrom barndoors, see what he says. I'm going there tomorrow anyway... :)


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Mar 10, 2009 18:49 |  #48

tetrode wrote in post #7497368 (external link)
Another *very* satisfied RB4001 owner here. Robert was right on the money. These barndoors are very well built and are worth the price of admission if only for the ease with which they accept 7" Speedotron grids. No more wrestling with the nude 7" Elinchrom reflector.

While I was at it, I also ordered the AC8011 color filter set. It contains 7 filters (red, blue, green, orange, magenta, purple, yellow) mounted in cardboard frames. I would have preferred plastic frames but these will do the job. They're certainly a vast improvedment over taping gels to reflector rims.

One last note: I called Interfit USA today to ask about the INT207 barndoors for tungsten lights. They confirmed that they too are all metal construction.

Thanks again, Leo. Great find.

Dave F.

I guess we're even then, Dave, since it was thanks to your thread re the INT210 barndoor that got me looking at the Interfit RB4001 barndoor as an alternative to the INT210 which was not available at the time I was looking for one. :)

Thanks for the info on the INT207 barndoor. I'll keep it mind when I'm ready to get one for my 8.25" reflector and grid set.


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Mar 10, 2009 19:04 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #49

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Trying to get some buying in before I get married in 18 days... heh

Suggestions are welcome! lol

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Mar 10, 2009 19:27 |  #50

m3rdpwr wrote in post #7497571 (external link)
Must.
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Trying to get some buying in before I get married in 18 days... heh

Suggestions are welcome! lol

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Make sure you have an "I can buy any photo gear I deem necessary without being hassled" clause in your prenup. ;) :lol: :D


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Mar 10, 2009 19:33 |  #51

PacAce wrote in post #7497699 (external link)
Make sure you have an "I can buy any photo gear I deem necessary without being hassled" clause in your prenup. ;) :lol: :D

She's pretty good about my photo gear, as she knows I enjoy it and she enjoys when I take a pic that makes her look good. :)

However, I'm sure that will all change after the "I do" and she see's my wanting to upgrade my Canon 40D in a couple years. Not to mention all those other cool gadgets... heh

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Mar 10, 2009 22:15 |  #52

Get whatever you want now.. once you tie the knot, you will be restricted as to what you can buy.. beleive me.

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Mar 24, 2009 18:12 as a reply to  @ mufutau55's post |  #53

I just wanted to chime back in here and say that I've been using the Interfit RB4001 barn doors quite a bit and I like them. By leaving the set screw unscrewed a few turns it gives me the ability to rotate them in either direction as desired without marking or scratching the outer surface of the reflector. I like the shape of the leaves and the control they offer, not to mention the fact that the frame doubles as a 7" grid holder.

I haven't checked out the Elinchrom doors and for all I know they may be really amazing, but for $45 versus $160 I don't think you can go wrong with the Interfit.


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Apr 01, 2009 19:36 |  #54

I just got the Interfit INT207 Barndoors for 8.25" reflectors. The tabs are metal since it's made for hot lights. Not bad for $34.95. I'm going to get another set also.

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Apr 01, 2009 22:30 |  #55

Randy, thanks for posting the setup of the INT207. Is there a way put color filters on that? or a grid? Similar to the way the INT210 is setup.


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Apr 02, 2009 08:17 |  #56

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Randy, thanks for posting the setup of the INT207. Is there a way put color filters on that? or a grid? Similar to the way the INT210 is setup.

Hi John,

There is no way to mount a grid on to this barndoors as there is no lip. You'll still have to mount it to the reflector. The top is slotted so that you can slide a gel sheet in to the barndoors.
It also has a set screw that you can tighten or loosen in order to rotate the barndoors on the reflector.


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Apr 02, 2009 08:43 |  #57

great, thanks again. Not so sure I need a grid anyway. May have to place an order before B&H goes on break.


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Apr 07, 2009 16:32 |  #58

Hey Randy -
Do the doors have smooth operation and stay in place when you set them ... or does the hinge make them float to certain angles/stops? I've got the plastic version and have to fight mine a bit to make the flags stay exactly where I want them.


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Apr 07, 2009 20:11 |  #59

The doors on mine seem to stay in place pretty well. I wouldn't say they're real tight by any stretch, but they stay where you leave them.


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Apr 07, 2009 21:45 |  #60

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Hey Randy -
Do the doors have smooth operation and stay in place when you set them ... or does the hinge make them float to certain angles/stops? I've got the plastic version and have to fight mine a bit to make the flags stay exactly where I want them.

Hey Jason, it looks like John beat me to it, but yes they are very smooth and they stay in place right where you set them. :)


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