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At the core of the LEE Filters system is the holder, which comes assembled with two filter slots but can easily be adapted to take up to four filters.
The holder is designed to be compatible with 100mm filters – our standard width. To fit the holder to the lens, an adaptor ring is required.
There are two types of LEE Filter adaptor ring:
one for general use, and one for wide-angle lenses.
The LEE Filters holder has been designed with almost every photographic eventuality and combination in mind.
Up to four filters of different types can be used in one holder. For instance you could combine Neutral Density and Warm-up Filters to respond to a specific lighting situation. Or if you shoot black and white you might select a red filter plus a Neutral Density Standard to darken blue skies and slow down the exposure.
Crucially, once fitted to the adaptor ring, the holder can be rotated to any angle. This permits the photographer to balance the exposure even when the brightest areas fall, say, within the top left hand 'triangle' of the scene.
The Foundation Kit takes standard 100mm filters, and can be constructed to take up to three filters at any one time. The Foundation Kit, like all others, clips onto the adaptor ring which, in turn, screws onto your camera's lens.Watch The Foundation Kit Video
The push-on filter holder has been specifically designed to fit straight to certain large format wide-angle lenses which otherwise will not take a filter system. It takes the standard 100mm filters and fits directly to lenses with an outside diameter of 100mm (filter thread often 95mm). It can be custom adapted to fit lenses or centre filters of smaller diameter, but is not generally the best option for sizes less than 86mm.
Landscape photographer Joe Cornish has been using LEE filters for over 20 years and in this video he explains the fundamentals of the 100mm system. Joe shows how the adaptor ring, filter holder and filters work together and gives tips to get the most out of them.
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The adaptor ring screws onto the camera's lens and, in turn, the filter holder clips onto the adaptor ring.
The adaptor ring screws onto the lens with a fluid action, thanks to the sturdy construction and aluminium screw thread.
49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 93 and 105mm, as well as Rollei IV, and 50, 60 and 70mm bayonet fitting for Hasselblad lenses.
49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82mm.
The standard adaptor ring is suitable for use with lenses up to a moderate wide-angle. It sits in front of the lens's front thread. The standard adaptor ring is compatible with lens focal lengths of approximately 24-28mm (35mm SLR equivalent) and upwards.
The wide-angle adaptor ring is suitable for use with wide-angle lenses. It differs from the standard adaptor ring by sitting closer to the front element of the camera's lens. As a result, the likelihood of vignetting is dramatically reduced.
Polarising filters are used to manage light at wave-length scale. This can be useful when photographing skies. water, glass etc.
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Thanks to their flexibility, these hoods can be used at varying angles, so can selectively shade parts of the image, or even match the movements of a large format camera – making them a versatile addition to the photographers' kit bag.
All LEE Filters lens hoods are self-supporting – a feature unique to us. This means, quite simply, they have no need for rails or guides in order to be adjusted or maintain their structure.
As a result, they are compact and light, so don't become a hindrance to the landscape photographer who prefers to travel light.Watch The Lens Hoods Video
Designed to suit the needs of most photographers this works as both a simple lens shade, and in conjunction with filters. It comes assembled with two filter slots, but can also be configured to take different filter combinations. It is ideal for shading wide-angle lenses on DSLR, 35mm SLR and medium format cameras.
The much larger bellows that are a characteristic of the Wide-angle Hood mean it can be used in conjunction with wide or very large lenses – reducing the chances of vignetting that would arise if a standard hood were to be used.
Light, portable and perfect for street photography and general picture-taking on-the-go, compact system cameras feature the flexibility of manual controls and interchangeable lenses, but it hasn't always been possible to make the most of filters with them – until now.
Comprising a lightweight, precision engineered filter holder, the LEE Filters Seven5 Micro Filter System is compatible with LEE's 75x90mm filter range - which includes a Polariser, Neutral Density Filters and now the Big Stopper.
Simply select the correct adaptor ring for your lens thread, screw it onto the lens, snap on the filter holder and drop in the appropriate filter.
In just a few moments you're ready to shoot.
The Starter Kit contains one filter holder and one 0.6ND Hard Grad. The adaptor ring needs to be purchased separately.
The holder attaches to the lens via a screw-in adaptor ring. The adaptor ring is available in the following thread sizes: 37, 37.5, 39, 40, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 60, 62, 67 and 72mm.
We also have a ring specifically designed for Fuji X100/X100s cameras.
The Seven5 System includes a full range of resin and some glass filters, which are sized at 75x90mm.
This includes Polariser, Neutral Density Filters and the Big Stopper.
The Seven5 Hood has been designed to snap easily to the front of the filter holder, and will shade the lens when you are out and about.
The Seven5 Polariser will fit easily inside the Hood when needed.
The SW-150 Filter Holder has been designed specifically to fit the Nikon 14-24mm lens.
The SW-150 is available as a Starter Kit containing a Filter Holder, Adaptor Collar for the lens, a 0.6ND Hard Graduated filter 150mm x 170mm, and a Neoprene Lens cap that fits over the collar when the holder is not attached.
The full range of LEE resin graduated and standard filters are also available to order for the SW-150 but there is no Polariser or Big Stopper available for this system.
A separately sold custom fitting called the "System Adaptor" allows you to fit the SW-150 onto an existing LEE Adaptor Ring enabling it to be fitted to other lenses.Watch The SW-150 Filter System Video
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