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Our filters offer photographers and film makers a huge spectrum of creative possibilities.

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Which Filter Material?

LEE Resin Filters

Resin Filters

Our most popular filters are made from lightweight, optically superior polymeric materials which makes them tough, easy to handle and easy to clean. Each resin filter is handmade by our technicians and then passed through rigorous quality control to ensure 100% accuracy and precision.

Resin filters are generally available as Grads (half colour, half clear) or Standards (all colour).

LEE Glass Filters

Glass Filters

Some filters, by their nature need to be manufactured in glass – Polarisers, some Soft Focus and Neutral Density Standards and are available as 100mm glass filters to fit the standard LEE system.

LEE Polyester Filters

Polyester Filters

Thin flexible filters, generally used for colour correction, black and white or soft focus effects. They are only available as Standards, but are considerably cheaper than resin filters in most cases and can easily be cut to fit smaller filter systems.

Warm Up Filters

A selection from our range

Colour Temperature Correction

The 81 and 85 series are technically correct colour conversion filters, changing colour temperature with no added colour cast.

81 is the palest and 85B the darkest.

A selection from our range

Coral Warm Up Filters

Coral filters were developed for the movie industry to give accurate colour temperature corrections with a bit of added red.

14 strengths are available, with 2, 3 or 4 being popular choices.

A selection from our range

Straw Warm Up Filters

Purely an effect colour, Straw offers a yellower warm-up than the others and is ideal for subjects that already have a reddish colour such as straw or fallen leaves, that can look too red when filtered with other warm-ups.

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Professional hint:

Less is More

A pale warm-up filter can work wonders for an image, boosting colours or just adding a pleasing glow that may not be present naturally. The trick is not to overdo it, and a little warmth is often all that is needed to make the difference.

Staithes Yorkshire
Mark Denton
Staithes, Yorkshire,
England

Coral Set

3 pale to mid-tone coral grads to add warmth

Landscape Set

3 filters designed for urban & rural landscapes

Autumn Tint Set

3 filters to accentuate golds, reds and browns

Sky Set

3 filters to enhance the colours in the sky

Sunrise Set

3 bright, warm colours for dawn or sunrise

Black & White Set

Yellow, green and red for our Seven5 System

Custom Combination Filters

Combination filters are custom made to your exact requirements using the same hands-on process as our ND grads. Typically they feature a warm-up or colour correction filter one end and a ND grad the other end.

"To" Filters

These have separate colours top and bottom and can only be made with hard grad transitions.

"With" Filters

These have the warm-up over the entire filter, then the ND is overdyed at one end. The result gives a warming effect to both the sky and foreground with the ND balancing the exposure. Can be made in hard or soft transition according to your requirements.

LEE Filters - Ambleside
John Gravett

Ambleside, Lake District, England

A 0.6ND to 81B combination filter both warms up the cool tone of the foreground, and controls contrast with the sunlit town above. A lens hood helped with the low sun.

0.6 to 81B Grad

Quick Start Videos

Get up to speed fast with our videos that explain the LEE Filter System and how to use it

The filter holder system for compact system cameras

Product Directory

Complete product information for filters, holders, kits, sets and accessories

Effects Filters

These filters are less commonly used, but still very popular with landscape photographers.

Soft Focus, Stripe and other effects filters all have a place in the camera bag, though they may not be the ones that you reach for first when arriving at a location.

Professional hint:

Coral Stripe

When using striped filters careful consideration of aperture is important. The smaller the aperture, the more apparent will be the transition from colour to clear.

Death Valley
Tom Mackie

Salt Pan in Death Valley National Park, USA

The Coral Stripe is particularly useful when photographing still lakes and rivers at dawn or dusk, so the colour enhancement only occurs at the horizon line instead of affecting the entire image. The Stripe filter boosts the warm glow in the sky and its reflection in the water.

Coral Stripe

Polariser

Polarising filters are used primarily to reduce reflections. This can be useful when photographing skies, water, glass etc.

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The System

  • Adaptor Ring

    screws onto camera lens

  • Filter Holder

    attaches to the adaptor ring

  • LEE Filter

    slides into the filter holder

More info

LEE Filters Quick Start Videos

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