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The LEE 100mm System

The new LEE100 System combines the best aspects of our previous holder with innovative features that deliver a faster and more intuitive experience.

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What's new in the LEE100 Holder?

The new holder is compatible with all current filters and adaptor rings (both standard and wide angle).

The innovative modular design allows the photographer to easily change the filter blades. This enables the rapid mounting of additional products, making it quick and simple to use on location.

A multi-function locking dial allows the filter system to be quickly mounted with one hand on lenses. It can be rotated and locked or just locked in a specific position to suit ND Grads and other filters.

The LEE100 System in action - with David Noton

Maximum flexibility with the Locking Dial

Neutral: Holder can be rotated and quickly removed.

Easily remove/attach and reposition the Holder with one hand, without disturbing the camera or lens.

Half-lock: Holder can be rotated but is locked to the Adaptor Ring, and cannot be removed from it.

Ideal for composing your shot and rotating ND Grads into position.

Full lock: Holder cannot be rotated and is also locked in place, so cannot be removed from Adaptor Ring.

Protects your composition even if
you accidentally knock the filters.

Highly versatile holder

Once fitted to the adaptor ring, the LEE100 Holder can be rotated to any angle. This enables the photographer to balance the exposure even when the brightest areas fall, say, within the top left hand 'triangle' of the scene.

Designed by photographers
for photographers.

Easy to fit modular filter-guide blocks

1 Filter Slot

2 Filter Slots

3 Filter Slots

Reconfigure the holder according to your needs.

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We have indexed over 500 lenses so you can quickly find the LEE System that's best for you.

Use our quick select menus to locate your lenses and discover which System we recommend for each lens and which Systems are compatible and not compatible. You'll also learn exactly what Adaptor Rings you'll need to get started.

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Stop glare with the LEE100 Hood

Glare can reduce sharpness and contrast

The LEE100 Hood is designed to prevent glare and stray light from spoiling your images.

It's self-supporting, with no need for guides or rails, and can be positioned precisely and securely.

It can be rotated independently of the holder so grads can be positioned without impacting the hood (and vice-versa).

The LEE100 Hood has a wide angle of view and can be used with two filters down to 28mm (full frame sensor) without vignetting. At half extension it can be used at approx. 20mm.

LEE100 System Brochure

LEE100 Filter System

This is an informative guide to all the hardware and filters that make up the LEE100 System. Learn how the new Holder makes using filters quicker and more intuitive, plus explore the creative possibilities offered by the extensive range of 100mm filters.

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Seascape with the LEE100 Tandem Adaptor

Double the possibilities

The LEE100 Tandem Adaptor enables two LEE100 Holders to be joined together, then rotated and locked independently.

Angle ND Grads either side of a subject to create a powerful moody look that is popular with fashion and portait photographers.

Control the contrast between sky and land with one ND Grad in the normal vertical orientation, but have a second ND Grad independently angled to precisely control distracting side light.

LEE100 Landscape Kit

A great place to start – this kit provides dramatically more control for your landscape photography.

  • LEE100 Filter Holder – lightweight and sturdy.
  • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop),
    possibly our most versatile grad filter.
  • Filter guide-blocks with 1, 2 and 3 filter slots plus removal tool.
  • Pouches for storing holder, filters and holder accessories.

* Adaptor Ring not included

LEE100 Long Exposure Kit

Get creative with long-exposure photography and control the contrast in the scene.

  • LEE100 Filter Holder – lightweight and sturdy.
  • Big Stopper (10 stop),
    the original long-exposure filter.
  • Little Stopper (6 stop),
    for long-exposures in lower light or to retain more detail.
  • 0.6 Hard ND Grad (2 stop),
    control the contrast in a wide range of landscape and lighting scenarios. Can combine with Stoppers.
  • Filter guide-blocks with 1, 2 and 3 filter slots plus removal tool.
  • Pouches and tins for storing holder, filters and accessories.

* Adaptor Ring not included

LEE100 Deluxe Kit

Our most comprehensive collection provides all you need for creative landscape photography.

  • LEE100 Filter Holder – lightweight and sturdy.
  • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop),
    so often the right choice for a variety of landscapes.
  • 0.9 Hard ND Grad (3 stop),
    ideal for balancing the light when shooting seascapes.
  • 1.2 Medium ND Grad (4 stop),
    helps control very bright skies, sunrises and sunsets.
  • Big Stopper (10 stop),
    the original long-exposure filter.
  • LEE100 Polariser,
    cuts glare and reflections, adds contrast to skies.
  • ClearLEE Filter Wash (50ml) and cleaning cloth.
  • Filter guide-blocks with 1, 2 and 3 filter slots plus removal tool.
  • Pouches and tins for storing holder, filters and accessories.


How to clean and store your filters

 

ClearLEE Filter Wash & Cloth

 

Filter and System Pouches

Angela Nicholson, Reviews Editor at Camera Jabber, takes a look at our ClearLEE range - designed especially to ensure your filters stay optically perfect and free of marks and smudges.

She also demonstrates our Filter and System Pouches and shows how she keeps everything organised and ready to go when you need it.

Field Pouch

Keep 10 filters (100x150mm) close to hand when you need them

In the past keeping your filters easily accessible and safe has been challenging. Now with our sturdy Field Pouch your filters remain free of dirt and dust, but are close by when you need them.

Constructed from a tough and durable fabric that can stand up to wear and tear, the Field Pouch features a concertina design with one slot per filter (maximum of 10 filters). It's an invaluable accessory that gives photographers freedom to respond quickly to rapidly changing conditions with the right filter.

Available in black or sand.

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The Field Pouch is designed to be versatile and it comes with these three handy strap options included:

  • Tripod head
  • Over-the-shoulder strap
  • Belt-loop

Quick Start Videos

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

ND Grads

Balance the exposure within a scene

Product Directory

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

Adaptor Rings

The adaptor ring screws onto the camera's lens and, in turn, the filter holder clips onto the adaptor ring.

The adaptor ring screws onto the lens with a fluid action, thanks to the sturdy construction and Aluminium screw thread.

Standard adaptor rings are available
in the following thread sizes:

49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 93, 95 and 105mm, as well as special adaptors for the Rollei VI, Leica E60, Fujifilm GF23mm lens, and 50, 60 and 70mm bayonet fitting adaptors for Hasselblad lenses.

Wide-angle adaptor rings are available
in the following thread sizes:

43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82mm.

Special sizes can be made to order.


Standard adaptor ring

The standard adaptor ring is suitable for use with lenses up to a moderate wide-angle. It sits in front of the lens's front thread. The standard adaptor ring is compatible with lens focal lengths of approximately 28mm (35mm SLR equivalent) and upwards.

For accurate ring selection please refer to our
System Match Tool, which will recommend the appropriate ring for your needs.

Wide-angle adaptor ring

The wide-angle adaptor ring is suitable for use with wide-angle lenses. It differs from the standard adaptor ring by sitting closer to the front element of the camera's lens. As a result, the likelihood of vignetting is dramatically reduced.

Our System Match Tool, will advise when this ring is the best choice.

LEExposure 09 - Read our latest online magazine

LEExposure Issue 09 Highlights

  • Rachael Talibart explains why the moods and vagaries of the sea are important to her photography
  • What's new with the LEE100 Holder
  • Composition Masterclass with Verity Milligan
  • The Gallery - our showcase of fine photography
  • Anatomy of an autumn image
  • YourView - Your work critiqued by a professional
  • Marc Cornick explains the beauty of a deliberately blurred image

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Adaptor Ring for Olympus 7-14mm Pro Lens

LEE Adaptor Ring for Olympus 7-14mm Pro Lens
LEE Adaptor Ring for Olympus 7-14mm Pro f2.8 lens

Special LEE100 adaptor ring for the Olympus 7-14mm Pro f2.8 lens

This new ring has been specifically designed to fit this popular lens. The Adaptor consists of a front ring, a compressor ring and a locking ring that form a collar which remains on the lens at all times. (An adaptor is also available for the SW150 System).

Please note: Due to the extremely wide angle view of this lens, the LEE100 filter holder will vignette at the widest angles. To avoid any vignetting we recommend using a minimum focal length of 10mm with this holder.

Adaptor Ring for Canon 17mm TS-E Lens

LEE Adaptor Ring for Canon TS-E lens
LEE Adaptor Ring for Canon TS-E lens

Special adaptor ring for this ultra wide-angle tilt-and-shift lens

This new ring will adapt the Foundation kit filter holder to fit the Canon 17mm TS-E lens and will allow more than half of the total amount of movement that is normally possible with this lens before vignetting - we feel that this is adequate for most uses and using the smaller LEE100 system will allow the use of popular 100mm filters such as the Big Stopper and Proglass range. You can even use the LEE100 Polariser if you allow for a small amount of cutoff at the corners.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E17mm f/4L
0.9ND Soft Grad + Big Stopper

Example using the TS-E Adaptor Ring

Both photos by David Newton

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E17mm f/4L
0.9ND Hard Grad + 0.6ND Soft Grad

Example using the TS-E Adaptor Ring

Adaptor Ring for Nikon 19mm PCE Lens

LEE Adaptor Ring for Nikon 19mm PCE Lens
LEE Adaptor Ring for Nikon 19mm PCE Lens

Special LEE100 adaptor ring for the Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift lens

This new ring has been specifically designed to fit this popular lens. The Adaptor consists of a front ring, a compressor ring and a locking ring that form a collar which remains on the lens at all times. (An adaptor is also available for the SW150 System).

Please note: This adaptor ring does not allow full lens movement without vignetting. However, the SW150 adaptor does allow full movement.

Adaptor Ring for Fujifilm GF23mm Lens

LEE Adaptor Ring for Fujifilm GF23mm Lens
LEE Adaptor Ring for Fujifilm GF23mm Lens

Special LEE100 adaptor ring for the Fujifilm GF23mm f4 R LM WR lens

This new ring has been specifically designed to fit this super-wide lens. The Adaptor screws onto the front of lens allowing the LEE100 holder to be clipped into place. This means you can now use our full suite of ND Grads, Stoppers and other 100mm filters with this popular lens.

Seven5 System

Versatile and lightweight, the Seven5 System is the ultimate take-everywhere filter set-up for the Compact System Camera user.

Inspiring Professionals

Reimagined for tablets these new eBooks take you through stunning landscape photos and the exact filters and techniques used.

SW150 Mark II Filter System

An all new design fits an ever expanding range of ultra-wideangle lenses. Full range of filters including Polariser and Big Stopper.

Using the LEE100 System on Crop Sensor Cameras

Sensor size matters

The area of transition of a LEE100 ND Grad will appear bigger, extending over more of the scene, on a crop sensor camera than on a full frame sensor.

This effectively makes the grad "softer", preventing precise alignment and giving markedly different results when compared to its effect on a full frame camera.

Go harder

One solution is to select a harder grad, for instance instead of a LEE100 ND Hard Grad select a Very Hard.

…or use the Seven5 System

ND Grads for the Seven5 system have tighter areas of transition than those for the LEE100 or SW150 Systems. This results in a comparable effect between a LEE100 Grad on a full frame camera and a Seven5 Grad on a mirrorless camera with a crop sensor.

LEE100 ND Hard Grad

LEE100 ND Very Hard Grad

Seven5 ND Hard Grad

Full Frame Sensor

Crop Sensor

Crop Sensor

Expected result

Grad appears too soft

Comparable result

Note: Lens focal length can also affect results - with a longer lens making the grad appear softer.

LEE100 System
Very Hard Grad
Hard Grad
Medium Grad
Soft Grad
equivalent to
equivalent to
equivalent to
equivalent to
Seven5 System
Hard Grad
Medium Grad
Soft Grad
N/A

In Conversation with David Noton and Joe Cornish

 

We invited respected photographers David Noton and Joe Cornish to discuss all things photographic over a pint. Here they chat about light as the central subject of much of their photography.

This fascinating conversation continues over a series of videos that give a revealing insight into the technical, aesthetic and practical considerations that inform their work.

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