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which lee filter to start with?

 
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Jun 04, 2011 12:45 |  #1

I've been looking into getting a lee filter kit. I've never used these filters before but would like to learn. I've been looking in the 2filter site. Is the foundation kit just the holder? Also, what is a good ND filter to start with? I know I need to get the adapter ring. If I'm using a 24-105, should I get the wide angle adapter or just the regular one? I know I need the wide angle for my 16-35. It doesn't say on the 2filter site that the foundation kit is backordered but I've heard they are hard to get a hold of. How long is the wait? Any advice would be appreciated.


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Jun 04, 2011 12:49 |  #2

I've just recently started looking into these kind of filters as well. Obviously I'm not claiming to be an expert but I think most people would agree that a good place to start is with a 2 or 3 stop filter (1 stop is hardly ever used unless you stack them). Soft GND's are usually a better place to start than hard.




  
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Jun 04, 2011 12:51 |  #3

Thanks. That's what I was looking at also. Good to know I'm on the right track.


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Jun 04, 2011 13:07 |  #4

or look for a solid ND filter and not a graduated. All depends on what you want to do with it. What are your intentions?


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Jun 04, 2011 13:16 |  #5

I plan on doing some landscape shots, sunset, sunrise. going to do a road trip by the coast so I'd like to take some ocean shots as well.


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Jun 04, 2011 13:31 |  #6

3 stop hard, 2 stop soft, 6-10 ND, reverse GND.


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Jun 04, 2011 13:36 |  #7

plasticmotif wrote in post #12535599 (external link)
3 stop hard, 2 stop soft, 6-10 ND, reverse GND.

Yesss! But you might want to start saving your pennies now for that


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Jun 04, 2011 13:48 |  #8

Whats a reverse GND?


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Jun 04, 2011 17:07 |  #9

Csae wrote in post #12535669 (external link)
Whats a reverse GND?

darker near the horizon, but graduated to lower density at the top

http://www.singh-ray.com/reversegrads.h​tml (external link)

More general reference for soft/hard transitions
http://www.earthboundl​ight.com …dge-graduated-filter.html (external link)
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Jun 04, 2011 22:48 |  #10

Oh, interesting, i learned something new.

Thanks :)


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Jun 05, 2011 05:17 as a reply to  @ Csae's post |  #11

Brendo666 wrote in post #12535613 (external link)
Yesss! But you might want to start saving your pennies now for that

For your Tokina 11-16, did you get the 77mm wide angle or normal adapter ring?




  
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Jun 05, 2011 20:21 |  #12

You may find this helpful. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1043486


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Jun 05, 2011 22:07 |  #13

^ nice link




  
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Jun 08, 2011 14:29 |  #14

good read links for Lee filters 101


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Jun 08, 2011 19:55 as a reply to  @ jeev's post |  #15

I got my lee filters and holder a few months back. If you plan to use a 16-35mm in the future get the wide angle adapter. I needed it for my 17-40mm. You still may get a little vignetting at the extreme wide angle especially if you use the 105mm adapter ring with a circular polarizer. I'm lucky all my zooms from 17mm to 200mm are all 77mm. (planned that way). The MkII 16-35mm is an 82mm.

I got four filters to start. 0.6 & 1.2 ND 4 x 4. And a 0.6 GND Soft Edge an 1.2 GND Soft Edge 4 x 6 in. I still need to get a hard edge and a Reverse GND but only Singh and Formatt make the last one as far as I know. The Singh one I think is only 1mm thick so it needs a different setup than the 2mm thick Lee resin filters.


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