Lee Filters Option 1 – Beginner

The ideal with Lee Filters is to have everything, but that will put you back a pretty penny. LANDSCAPEGEAR.CO.ZA has put together four different combinations ranging from the very basic to the very comprehensive, in order of price. This will help you choose a combination of products that suit your requirements and budget.

This post is the second of a seven-part guide to buying the right Lee Filters. Click below to go to the section you’re interested in.

Part 1 – Choosing the Right Lee Filters Gear 

Part 2 – Lee Filters Option 1 – Beginner

Part 3 – Lee Filters Option 2 – Beginner Plus

Part 4 – Lee Filters Option 3 – Master

Part 5 – Lee Filters Option 4 – Advanced

Part 6 – The Lee Filters Sevenfive System

Part 7 – The Lee Filters SW150 System

Option 1 – Beginner Kit (R7 720.00 excl. Adapter Ring)

This option includes the absolute minimum that you can get away with. It will be suited to many situations, but there will no-doubt be situations where you feel that you need a stronger grad or a Big Stopper. If you’d like to get a good feel of the Lee System before investing more money, this is a good starting point. The DSLR starter kit includes a holder with two slots, 0.6 solid ND and 0.6 hard grad. If you add the 0.6 soft grad, you can learn the difference between a soft and hard filter and you can achieve 4 stops of darkening (1.2) by combining the two. The solid ND filter is a must have for shooting any scene with moving water and the plastic lens caps allow you to leave the adapter ring attached to the lens when travelling. Option 1 includes the following:

  • Adapter Ring
  • DSLR Starter Kit – R5 595
  • 0.6 Soft Grad – R1 975
  • Adapter Ring Caps – R150

Adapter Rings 

You need to purchase the ring/rings you require separately. Please note that for this reason the price of an adapter ring is not included above.

Adapter RIngs

Adapter RIngs

DSLR Starter Kit

The DSLR starter kit is the ideal introduction to the Lee Filters system and offers great value for money. It includes a 2-slot filter holder, 0.6 (2-stop) hard grad ND, 0.6 (2-stop) Proglass Solid ND, Triple Filter Pouch and Cleaning Cloth.

DSLR Starter Kit

DSLR Starter Kit

0.6 Soft and 0.6 Hard Grad ND

These two filters are the most used ones in the Lee line-up and adding a soft grad to the starter kit offers a very good learning experience for any beginner. Unless you’re shooting into really strong light, the difference between land and sky is usually around 2 stops. Having both a soft and hard grad will give you great flexibility for different situations and the ability to achieve 4 stops of darkening by combining the two.

0.6 Hard Grad

0.6 Hard Grad

0.6 Proglass Solid ND

This filter will enable you to slow down the shutterspeed in order to blur waves or rivers for that nice soft blur. Two stops may not always be enough, but then you can always stop down your aperture  if necessary.

Protective Triple Pouch

This pouch allows one to store two filters and the filter holder, but the interior material always leaves people sceptical about the safety of their filters from scratches. Combined with the fact that this basic kit includes three filters, I highly advise that you add the 10-sleeve filter wallet to your order.

Cleaning Cloth

Microfiber cleaning cloth for safe cleaning of filters.

Adapter Ring Caps

These caps make life a lot easier on a shooting trip. Instead of removing and attaching the ring every time you want to take a photo, you just pop this cap over the ring and your glass is safe from scratches.

This item includes 3 caps.

Adapter Ring Caps

Adapter Ring Caps

 


What to Buy?

The ideal with Lee Filters is to have everything, but that will put you back a pretty penny. If you feel that you have the necessary knowledge to decide what you need, head to the Lee product page. If not, keep reading.

LANDSCAPEGEAR.CO.ZA has put together four different combinations for the 100mm system and several each for the 75mm and 150mm systems. These combinations range from the very basic to the very comprehensive, in order of price. This will help you choose a combination of products that suit your requirements and budget.

This post is the second of a seven-part guide to buying the right Lee Filters. Click below to go to the section you’re interested in.

Part 1 – Choosing the Right Lee Filters Gear 

Part 2 – Lee Filters Option 1 – Beginner

Part 3 – Lee Filters Option 2 – Beginner Plus

Part 4 – Lee Filters Option 3 – Master

Part 5 – Lee Filters Option 4 – Advanced

Part 6 – The Lee Filters Sevenfive System

Part 7 – The Lee Filters SW150 System

One Response to Lee Filters Option 1 – Beginner

  1. I would to purchase an extra filter holder for my Lee system. Please send me the price and process to order
    Thanks
    Ken Woods

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