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    russellsnr
    14 Mar 2012 - 5:09 PM

    Hi, After breaking my Lee Pro glass filter I need to buy again but the price is rather high on the Pro Glass so has anyone used the Resin ND filters from Lee to slow down shutter speed and if so can you give an opinion please, ie, with the Pro Glass there is NO colour cast do you get this with the resin filters?, do the resin filters sit firmly in the Lee holder? as this is how I broke the Pro Glass, slipped from the holder,
    Many Thanks for any info
    Russ

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    Andy_Cundell
    14 Mar 2012 - 6:34 PM

    I have the resin filters and am very pleased with them. Its Lee, so no colour cast and they sit very firmly in the holder. Just be careful with them as they are not glass and are flexable. I thought I had ripped mine when taking it out the other day!

    I bought the 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 and for the price would reccomend them.

    Andy

    Andy_Cundell
    14 Mar 2012 - 6:36 PM

    Ohh, that reminds me! A fellow user on here broke his Lee Big Stopper because it slipped out the holder and smashed. He took it back and got a whole new setup because they said the holder must have been faulty!Wink

    russellsnr
    14 Mar 2012 - 6:50 PM

    Thanks Andy, My problem is it would cost me more in air fare to get to the UKGrin
    I did have a brain wave though, I have the Lee hard edge 0.9 & 0.6 NDG's so I checked indoors and if you pull them right down they cover the lens so just wondering if!!!!!

    Andy_Cundell
    14 Mar 2012 - 7:28 PM

    Just checked and I'm lying! It's the Polyester Camera Filters I have! So Sorry! I was looking at the resin but opted for the cheaper option to see how I fair with them!

    Same comments....bloody good for the price and no colour cast!

    If you have p&p issues, can you get someone in the uk to post them out to you?

    ianrobinson
    ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Mar 2012 - 8:39 PM

    If you go resin just be careful they scratch very easily especially if you like seascape photography where the sea salt gets on the filter then you wipe it clean.
    You really have to think what you are doing with the resin filters as they are very expensive for what they are at 70 odd pounds.

    Hitech filters are also very good and cheaper than Lee, they also sit in the lee holder.

    User_Removed
    14 Mar 2012 - 11:18 PM

    Whether or not Lee "ND" filters have no colour cast depends very much upon to whom you talk. Or, maybe more likely, upon which batch of filters they have been lucky or unlucky to have got lumbered with. There are certainly some horror stories.

    Probably better to accept that, whatever "ND" filters you use, you might have to do some correction in Lightroom (or similar). Ian's warning about resin being more susceptible to scratching seems sensible, though.

    russellsnr
    17 Mar 2012 - 8:31 AM

    Thank you for the replies all.
    Now thinking about the B+W #110 or the Hoya D400 (Hoya only gives 9 stops) and stepup rings.
    At least the round filters will not slide out the holder and maybe a bit of a pain to setup the shot but also a little cheaper.
    Thanks again
    Russ

    thewilliam
    17 Mar 2012 - 9:56 AM

    I wouldn't have thought that ultimate quality was needed when shooting through a 10 stop ND because so much moves during the exposure time - the subject, especially water and clouds, the camera, even on a tripod, and the atmosphere, which will render even solid rocks as slightly softer than a shorter exposure.

    Isn't the slight softness one of the charms of this type of shot?

    mattw
    mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Mar 2012 - 1:45 PM


    Quote: I did have a brain wave though, I have the Lee hard edge 0.9 & 0.6 NDG's so I checked indoors and if you pull them right down they cover the lens so just wondering if!!!!!

    Yes, the grads can also be used stright NDs

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