DIY Hitech or Lee Filter holder

Started May 19, 2011 | Discussions thread
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DIY Hitech or Lee Filter holder
May 19, 2011

Just thought of sharing this if anyone is interested.

I bought some hitech filters and I use them handheld. Also had a hard time finding the lee foundation kit holder. Besides....the Lee foundation kit holder was quite expensive!

So have been scratching my head how to DIY, and saw someone using foam with slits in it. Anyway, modified it abit and I used magnetic strips instead. These magnetic strips have a sticky side, and the downside, is that you need to paste onto the filter itself...but since it is at the edges, it should be ok. The sticky residue should be able to be removed, since the filter is a hard plastic.

Materials: Spongy foam (found in office), Magnetic strip with sticky side. Total cost: USD$7.5

Sponge: cut to slightly smaller diameter to lens size

Filter and Sponge...add the magnetic strip and shaped for aesthetic purposes.

Slip foam on to camera

Attach filter to foam

Filter can move nad fix in place, foam can be rotated

Strong enough not to drop off while inverted

Yet to test in the field though....but was glad to find a cheap solution.

For sharing.
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