Lee announces very hard neutral density grads for seascapes
|Before and after with the Lee Filters Very Hard ND graduated filter|
Lee Filters has announced a new range of neutral density graduated filters that have an extra hard transition from dark to clear, making them suitable for shooting seascapes and scenes in which the horizon is very flat. Along with these new 'very hard' graduates, the company has launched another range that has a 'medium' strength transition that sits between the traditional 'hard' and 'soft' grades.
Both of the new grades are available in half-stop incremental strengths from one to four stops, and in sizes compatible with the Seven5, 100mm and SW150 systems.
For more information visit the Lee Filters website.
Seven5 medium grad (single filter 0.3ND to 0.9ND) RRP £51.88 (excl VAT)
Seven5 medium grad (single filter 1.2 ND) RRP £77.82 (excl VAT)
Seven5 medium grad set (0.3ND, 0.6ND & 0.9ND) RRP £138.35 (excl VAT)
100mm very hard & medium grad (single filter 0.3ND to 0.9ND) RRP £71.86 (excl VAT)
100mm very hard & medium grad (single filter 1.2 ND) RRP £108.86 (excl VAT)
100mm very hard and medium grad sets (0.3ND, 0.6ND & 0.9ND) RRP £179.66 (excl VAT)
SW150 very hard & medium grad (single filter 0.3ND to 0.9ND) RRP £79.70 (excl VAT)
SW150 very hard & medium grad (single filter 1.2 ND) RRP £119.55 (excl VAT)
SW150 very hard & medium grad sets (0.3ND, 0.6ND & 0.9ND) RRP £215.00 (excl VAT)
LEE Filters introduces very hard and medium neutral-density graduated filters to its systems
Traditionally, neutral-density graduated filters have been available exclusively in hard and soft versions. However, because all neutral-density grads in the LEE Filters range are made by hand, it is possible to be extremely precise with the depth of the transition between the coated and clear sections of the filter. As a result, LEE Filters has the capabilities to manufacture ND grads in medium and very hard versions. In the past, these were available exclusively as custom-made filters for professional photographers. Now, however, they have been made available to all those who use the Seven5, 100mm and SW150 systems.
The medium and very hard grads not only expand a photographer’s creative options, they also allow for even more exact control when balancing lighter and darker areas of the frame. The very hard grad (available for the 100mm & SW150 systems) is perfect for seascapes that feature a completely flat horizon line, while the medium grad (available for the Seven5, 100mm and SW150 systems) is that perfect ‘in-between’ strength that is ideal for any scene in which an element of the composition – a mountain or a building, for example – protrudes into the sky.
Both ND grads are available in 0.3ND (1 stop), 0.45ND (1½ stops), 0.6ND (2 stops), 0.75ND (2½ stops), 0.9ND (3 stops) and 1.2ND (4 stops) strengths.
For further information, contact LEE Filters on 01264 366245; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.leefilters.com