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Aug 22, 2011 12:14 |  #1

Hi everyone -

I was out shooting a waterfall the other night and as I was carrying my tripod a few feet to where I wanted to make my next composition, I noticed my Lee 4x4 CPL was hanging half way out of the Lee filter holder. At the exact instant I saw it, a slow motion sequence of my filter falling to the river rock unfolded before my eyes.

My camera tripod and lens were far more important than the filter so I didnt risk them to do any acrobatics to save my filter but luckily it didnt shatter when it hit the ground - two corners of the filter are chipped pretty well but nothing that will affect IQ.

I went home and immediately tightened the screws on the slots, but it still seems more loose than I'd like. Are all the Lee holders this way - if so, what have you done to avoid the problem?


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Aug 22, 2011 12:16 |  #2

MNUplander wrote in post #12978561 (external link)
Hi everyone -

I was out shooting a waterfall the other night and as I was carrying my tripod a few feet to where I wanted to make my next composition, I noticed my Lee 4x4 CPL was hanging half way out of the Lee filter holder. At the exact instant I saw it, a slow motion sequence of my filter falling to the river rock unfolded before my eyes.

My camera tripod and lens were far more important than the lens so I didnt risk them to do any acrobatics to save my filter but luckily it didnt shatter when it hit the ground - two corners of the filter are chipped pretty well but nothing that will affect IQ.

I went home and immediately tightened the screws on the slots, but it still seems more loose than I'd like. Are all the Lee holders this way - if so, what have you done to avoid the problem?

Yes, especially regarding the polarizer.

You can line the edges of the filter with electrical tape. That'll do the trick.


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Aug 22, 2011 12:28 |  #3

Another forum member - Jacobsen1 - recently lost his 4x4 CPL due to the same turn of events. Mine is still tight but you are the second person in a short span of time to report the holder springs loosening up. At any rate, Jacobsen1 came up with a solution here:https://photography-on-the.net …?p=12870286&pos​tcount=238


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Aug 22, 2011 14:11 as a reply to  @ Tiger_993's post |  #4

I just got back from a 4-day shoot in Sedona...was stacking three filters in the Lee holder at various times (GND+ND+4x4 CPL)...never had any come loose, not even when using the Big Stopper in the mix. Something that I'll keep my eye on for sure (especially since I was in knee-deep moving water at times...not a good place to drop one).


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Aug 22, 2011 16:18 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #5

mine is really solid too but a guy i know, ben, had his fall out and shatter. he fixed the problem with a couple screws (something like a 2 dollar fix), head over to the lee 4x4 circular polarizer thread for the details.


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Aug 22, 2011 16:19 |  #6

Tiger_993 wrote in post #12978656 (external link)
Another forum member - Jacobsen1 - recently lost his 4x4 CPL due to the same turn of events. Mine is still tight but you are the second person in a short span of time to report the holder springs loosening up. At any rate, Jacobsen1 came up with a solution here:https://photography-on-the.net …?p=12870286&pos​tcount=238

woops, totally skipped over this. sry for essentially saying the same thing.


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Aug 22, 2011 19:06 |  #7

i bought the same screws as ben did to prevent the cpl from sliding. i used my cpl and lee holder once and the damn thing started slipping even after i tightened the slot screws. saw ben's post and couldn't be any happier.

or use the 4mm guides. they have a thumbscrew on the side of them and it holds the filter in place nicely


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