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The LEE85 Filter System has been engineered specifically for photographers with smaller bodied cameras and lenses who need to travel light but don't want to compromise on filter quality and versatility.

The System is due for release Q2 2020

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Inspiring Professionals

Compact design. Big features.

LEE85 diagram pointer

Easy-to-use

Simple and intuitive design, with no geared cogs or magnets to keep clean. It's quick to deploy and very easy to use, enabling photographers to react quickly to changing light.

Modular filter guide
blocksLEE85 diagram pointer

Easily reconfigure the Holder
for one, two or three filters.

Slots for clip-on
PolariserLEE85 diagram pointer

The LEE85 Polariser is quick
to fit and easy to remove.

Compact LEE85 diagram pointer

Precision engineered from aluminium
to be as small and lightweight as possible.

LEE85 diagram pointer

Locking Dial

Enables the Holder to be quickly attached and locked to the Adaptor Ring.

LEE85 55mm Adaptor Ring

Versatile Adaptor Rings

LEE85 Adaptor Rings are available in a range of thread sizes from 37mm up to 72mm, and are all suitable for wide-angle lenses.

LEE85 55mm Adaptor Ring

Easier filter handling

LEE85 ND Grads and Standards have a new grip tab for easier positioning and adjustment.

Designed for photographers on-the-go

The new LEE85 System has been designed specifically for smaller bodied cameras and photographers who want to travel light without compromising on filter quality or versatility.

The Holder is precision engineered from aluminium
and is both compact and easy-to-use. It's perfect for any kind of photography on-the-go, especially handheld.

The LEE85 System offers complete creative freedom with a wide range of filters including Neutral Density Grads, long exposure Stoppers and a clip-on Polariser. The Holder can be used with up to three filter slots
plus the Polariser.

Maximum flexibility with the Locking Dial

The locking dial enables the Holder to be securely attached to the Adaptor Ring and rotated freely or locked at a specific angle.

LEE85 Locking Dial - Neutral

Neutral

Holder can be rotated and quickly removed from the Adaptor Ring.

LEE85 Locking Dial - Half-lock

Half-lock

Holder is locked to the Adaptor ring but can be freely rotated.

LEE85 Locking Dial - Full-lock

Full-lock

Holder is locked to the Adaptor ring and cannot be rotated.

Easy-to-fit modular filter guide-blocks

The LEE85 Holder is highly versatile and (just like the LEE100 System Holder) can be configured with 1, 2 or 3 filter slots using the included modular guide blocks.

Filter grip tabs help keep things clear

LEE85 Graduated and Standard ND filters feature clearly labelled grip tabs. These increase the visible area and keep fingerprints off the filter zone.

Easy-to-use Polariser

The LEE85 Polariser simply clicks onto the Holder (either on or off the camera) and can then be precisely rotated for just the right degree of polarisation.

LEE85 System Pouch

With the sturdy LEE85 System Pouch your entire LEE85 filter system is close-to-hand when you need it.

The System Pouch holds a LEE85 Holder, Polariser and up to 4 filters and is made from a tough and durable fabric that stands up to wear and tear.

LEE85 System Pouch LEE85 System Pouch

Three strap options included:

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

LEE85 Discover Kit

A great place to start. Discover the potential of contrast control with a Neutral Density Grad.

  • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
  • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
  • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
  • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop

LEE85 Develop Kit

Develop your photography with creative long-exposures and effective contrast control.

  • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
  • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
  • Big Stopper (10 stop) – with storage tin
  • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
  • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop

LEE85 Aspire Kit

For aspiring professionals who need to manage contrast and exposure in different lighting conditions.

  • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
  • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
  • 0.9 Medium ND Grad (3 stop)
  • Big Stopper (10 stop) – with storage tin
  • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
  • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • ClearLEE Filter Wash (50ml) and Cleaning Cloth

LEE85 Deluxe Kit

Our most comprehensive collection provides all you need for control, experimentation and creativity.

  • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
  • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
  • 0.9 Medium ND Grad (3 stop)
  • Big Stopper (10 stop) – with storage tin
  • LEE85 Polariser – with pouch
  • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
  • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • ClearLEE Filter Wash (50ml) and Cleaning Cloth

All our LEE85 Kits come with three common size Adaptor Rings, enabling the Holder to be attached to a wide range of popular lenses out-of-the-box.

Other Adaptor Rings, with thread sizes from 37mm up to 72mm, are available separately.

58mm

67mm

72mm

Using LEE Filter Systems 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 LEE85 System

ND Grads for the LEE85 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 LEE85 Grad on a mirrorless camera with a crop sensor.

LEE100 ND Hard Grad

LEE100 ND Very Hard Grad

LEE85 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
LEE85 System
Hard Grad
Medium Grad
Soft Grad
N/A


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.

The System Range

A useful overview of the three LEE Filters Systems. Each has been designed with a different user in mind, and each has specific benefits depending on your camera, lenses, and shooting style.

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In Conversation with David Noton and Joe Cornish

 

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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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