Camera filter and lighting gel manufacturer Lee Filters has introduced a range of filters and filter holders aimed at extreme sports fans using GoPro action cams. The Lee Bug is available in two forms - the Lee Bug 3 and the Lee Bug 3+ - which are compatible with GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3+ cameras. 

The filter holder, which Lee describes as 'compact and robust', attaches over the lens of the Hero cameras and allows Bug-sized filters to be placed in the light path. Lee claims the 36x31mm filters designed for the Bug system will be of identical quality to all other filters in the company's camera filter ranges. 

Initially available as two kits, the holders will come supplied with two filters each. The Bug Action Kit, for use above ground, will contain a holder with a 3-stop neutral density graduated filter and a glass circular polariser. The Bug Underwater Kit will contain the holder with blue-water and green-water color-correction filters. 

Lee has told DPReview that it plans to introduce additional filters to the range, such as solid NDs to create smooth video footage in bright conditions, and that the company will welcome suggestions from GoPro users. 

LEE Bug 3 Action Kit - RRP £59.02 (inc VAT)

LEE Bug 3+ Action Kit - RRP £66.31 (inc VAT)

LEE Bug 3 Underwater Kit - RRP £45.20 (inc VAT)

LEE Bug 3+ Underwater Kit - RRP £52.62 (inc VAT)


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Improve your action films and pictures with the LEE Bug for GoPro

Small, sturdy and capable of being taken pretty much anywhere, GoPro cameras have taken the action photography world by storm in recent years.

 Lee Bug 3 Underwater Kit

In response to GoPro's increasing number of users, LEE Filters has introduced LEE Bug for GoPro - a compact and robust filter holder that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 3 and 3+. Not only does the LEE Bug aid the photographer in improving the quality of their films and photographs, it also widens the creative scope of the GoPro camera even further. All filters for the LEE Bug are of identical optical quality and made to the same exacting technical standards as all other camera filters in the LEE range.

A perfect companion to the Hero cameras, the LEE Bug filter holder is available with two kits to help enhance users’ action films and images.

  • The Action Kit contains a LEE Bug holder, a three-stop neutral-density graduated filter and a high-quality glass polariser.
    The neutral-density filter, which can be left on the camera in almost all conditions, is designed to reduce the brightness in the sky, preventing it from becoming bleached out and resulting in more balanced, better exposed films and images.
    The polariser cuts glare from any reflective surface, such as glass or water, while at the same time intensifying the blue of the sky and increasing colour saturation in hazy conditions.

    LEE Bug 3 Action Kit - RRP £59.02 (inc VAT)

    LEE Bug 3+ Action Kit - RRP £66.31 (inc VAT)
  • The Underwater Kit contains a LEE Bug holder, a blue water filter and a green water filter.
    Keen divers will know that colour casts are an issue when shooting in water.
    The Blue filter in this kit helps counteract casts in tropical waters, while the Green filter is designed for use in fresh or seawater, and will neutralise the unattractive casts inherent in this type of water.

    LEE Bug 3 Underwater Kit - RRP £45.20 (inc VAT)

    LEE Bug 3+ Underwater Kit - RRP £52.62 (inc VAT)

    For further information, contact LEE Filters on 01264 366245; sales@leefilters.com; www.leefilters.com