LEE Filters, a British firm specialised in lighting gels and high-quality optical filters, has simply launched a brand new lineup of round filters: LEE Parts. These filters for photographers/filmmakers encompass two ND, two Variable ND, and one CPL filter. Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at these!
If you happen to began your filmmaking profession a few years in the past when Tungsten lighting was nonetheless a factor, you’re in all probability accustomed to LEE Filters’ gels. If not, you in all probability heard of the corporate’s high-quality picture and video filters out there in varied sizes. Final yr, the corporate launched LEE 85, an ecosystem for small mirrorless cameras. Whereas this technique is great, it’s primarily made for photographers.
LEE Filters has now launched LEE Parts, a collection of reasonably priced, high-quality round filters to conquest a brand new market.
LEE Parts options
LEE Parts filters are round filters out there in varied sizes: 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm. For every dimension, you’ll have the selection between 5 filters:
- Little Stopper: an ND filter that provides 6 stops of sunshine discount.
- Massive Stopper: an ND filter with 10 stops of sunshine discount.
- A daily round polariser/CPL filter.
- Two Variable ND filters that go from two to 5 or 6 to 9 stops of sunshine discount.
All filter frames are produced from black anodized aluminum. Because of some knurled markings on the filter, you possibly can rapidly and simply connect the filter to your lens, even with gloves.
On the within, LEE included high-quality multilayer-coated optics. As well as, the entrance/again of the filters acquired scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, in addition to hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings. In response to LEE Filters, these coatings are “equal to these discovered on Panavision’s PanaND and LEE’s ProGlass Cine IRND filters, offering enhanced safety towards moisture and fingerprints.”
LEE Little and Massive Stopper
The LEE Parts Little and Massive Stopper are 6 and 10 cease ND filters. These Stopper ND filters had been already out there for LEE 85/100/150 sq. codecs programs, and are actually out there as round filters for the primary time.
The LEE Parts Little Stopper and Massive Stopper function stackable housings, which suggests you possibly can mix them with different filters for artistic functions.
LEE Parts CPL
The LEE Parts CPL includes a fluid rotation mechanic for exact polarisation changes. It provides you high-quality management over the distinction of your closing picture.
Final however not least, the 2 LEE Parts VND filters are definitely essentially the most interesting for filmmakers. They’re out there in two strengths (2-5 stops and 6-10 stops) and have a bracketed design with a rotational restrict that eliminates the danger of cross-polarization anomalies.
On the filters themselves, you’ll discover markings that will help you recall your settings and assist you realize during which route you have to flip your filter.
Worth and availability
Every LEE Parts filter comes with its single-piece, impact-resistant protecting arduous case with a customized foam insert, and in addition comes with its cleansing material.
All filters will begin transport by November fifteenth, with pricing starting from €190 to €330 per filter, relying on the dimensions you select.
For extra data, please go to LEE Filters’ web site right here.
Do you typically shoot with round filters, or do you favor 4×4/4×5.6″ mattebox filters? Which is your go-to VND filter? Don’t hesitate to tell us within the feedback down under!