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Lee Big Stopper Discountinued????

 
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Jul 29, 2013 10:52 |  #16

I got the same email. it's either BH gave up and not going to carry anymore or there is an updated version coming soon.


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Jul 29, 2013 12:39 |  #17

For what it's worth. It took like 8 months for me to get my Big Stopper and Lee Foundation Kit from 2filter.com. I think someone posted a European company that you can order from without much price differential.


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Jul 29, 2013 13:01 |  #18

the wait wasn't worth saving a bit of money for me. i bought mine at henry's in canada for 200+tax. vistek will price match the 200 too. just do it and enjoy a summer of fun shooting.


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Jul 29, 2013 14:00 |  #19

Lee Filters just posted on their FB page that the Big Stopper is definitely NOT discontinued.


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Jul 29, 2013 14:55 |  #20

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I got an email Friday saying it was still out of stock and another Sunday with the discontinued tag. Time to find another option. What is the Hitech like?

The old Hitech is not worth the $45. It produced a heavy magenta cast even though it didn't tell that in the description. I returned mine. The newer ones (~$100) are not supposed to do this but I didn't want to mess with returning if they were the same way so I got a replacement welding helmet glass (~$10). It produces a green cast but is easier to remove than the magenta was. I haven't used mine enough yet so I don't have any samples but a search should pull up some.


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Jul 29, 2013 18:05 |  #21

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #16163960 (external link)
Lee Filters just posted on their FB page that the Big Stopper is definitely NOT discontinued.

Yeah, and there are those who claim ordinary window glass is a liquid.

In both cases, if you wait long enough, you'll have proof! ;) (Or, so they say.)


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Jul 29, 2013 18:12 |  #22

Also from 2filter.com facebook

"The LEE Filters ‪#‎BigStopper‬ filter has not been discontinued, Lee Filters has encountered a production delay/problem and will not ship any Big Stopper filters unless the are perfect. The Lee Big Stoppers are worth the wait. We have been told this delay should not be that long, but do not have an ETA."


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Jul 29, 2013 19:47 |  #23

So it looks like you can wait 8 months for the Lee, buy the inferior Hitech, get some welding glass, or spend the cheddar and get the Singh Ray. . . . . . .


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Jul 29, 2013 20:02 |  #24

Or you could pick up a B+W, or a Hoya....


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Jul 29, 2013 20:19 |  #25

I've just used my HiTech for the first time, no magenta cast IMO. Got it from 2filter. Their website is terrible, but support is pretty good. Used it for waterfalls at Tahoe, quite happy with the outcome. Advanced Photographer magazine recently tested ND grads and HiTech was the winner, Lee same quality but way more expensive. YMMV, but I'm pretty happy. It's not something I'll use too often, could not justify the higher price of Lee. No regrets so far, though I can't compare them side by side obviously. The idea of waiting for months also did not sit well with me, would have gotten it months after my trip up there :-D


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Jul 29, 2013 20:27 |  #26

Snydremark wrote in post #16164907 (external link)
Or you could pick up a B+W, or a Hoya....

as a plate filter?


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Jul 29, 2013 20:48 |  #27

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16164957 (external link)
as a plate filter?

No, but format wasn't being specified


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Jul 29, 2013 22:43 |  #28

I've pretty much given up on getting a Big Stopper anytime soon (been on B/O since early May)... if it comes in great, but in the mean time I use an 82mm B+W #110... and I love it... took this with it... works fine for my needs...

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Jul 29, 2013 23:11 |  #29

Snydremark wrote in post #16165011 (external link)
No, but format wasn't being specified

I didn't know the big stoppper came as a screw on? Personally, I use the B&W 10 stopper, but have contemplated getting the Singh Ray 10 stop plate filter. No way I'd wait around over half a year for a filter. When I'm ready to buy, I go into "now" mode. This waiting is for the birds. :cool:


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Jul 29, 2013 23:23 |  #30

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16165373 (external link)
I didn't know the big stoppper came as a screw on? Personally, I use the B&W 10 stopper, but have contemplated getting the Singh Ray 10 stop plate filter. No way I'd wait around over half a year for a filter. When I'm ready to buy, I go into "now" mode. This waiting is for the birds. :cool:

No, you're correct, the BS doesn't come as a screw-on; but the B+W and other screw-on options are just as valid as options if one isn't already invested in a 'panel' system like Lee or Cokin.

However, for the cost difference, I'd wait on a Big Stopper vs paying twice as much for the Singh Ray; especially since you already have the B+W

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