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These high quality glass filters manage the waveforms of light travelling to the camera from most reflective surfaces. Glare and reflected light can be altered by rotation of the polarising filter. The effect can be seen through the lens of reflex cameras as the filter is rotated. When used outside on sunny days, polarising filters have the effect of saturating colours and deepening blue skies. They can also be used in conjunction with other filters (although the polariser should always be placed in front of polyester filters to ensure it functions correctly). Polarising filters are available in two types, linear and circular. This is not referring to the physical shape of the filter, but to the way the filter changes the light waves thereby achieving the polarising effect.
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Comments about LEE Filters Lee Circular Polariser 105mm Rotating Glass Filter:
Used this polariser a few times now and very impressed with the quality of the outcomes.
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provides maximum flexibility
I experiment with it by using it for a wide range of images to ensure maximum benefit and better photographs using a single system
Essential for landscape
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This polariser is essential for landscape! No vignetting observed just clear. You do need the metal ring adaptor which is not included. It should be as its the only way to use it. Once again with Lee filters you have to do research to know what exactly you need! Can't fault the optics .Just very pricey, so splits the pros from the amateurs:-)
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Works well with an existing lee system. I adapted my Lee holder to two slots plus the 105mm adapter ring. This allows a ND filter, Graduated ND and the polariser to work together. I have taken a number of 4 minute + exposures with this system and did not notice light leaks or flare.It is a very solid filter that I keep permanently on the Lee holder. Would therefore benefit from a lens cap option
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic piece of glass.
Excellent optical and build quality, this filter is fantastic. Simply you get what you pay for.When fitting to Lee Foundation kit and Lee 105mm Front Holder Ring do not forger to buy one pack of Lee Screws (5/8 or 7/8). The original ones are too short.
While the price make this filter unobtainable for some, its in a different class to anything i have ever used before and that makes the cost worth it, outstanding build quality, amazing results, well worth saving for once you buy one you will wonder why you never bought one before.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Lee 105mm Polarising Filter
from New Zealand
I've long been a user of the Lee system of square / rectangular filters. In my experience, nothing comes close to the optical quality of their neutral density graduated series which I use on pretty much every landscape picture I take. Other manufacturersí (e.g. Cokin) filters seem to introduce a very noticeable cyan colour cast which is impossible to remove in post-processing. One other thing I love is that the ND grads can be used as straight ND filters as there is enough surface area of the darkened bit. It saves having to carry around more of the very fragile bits of plasticÖ.So, I recently purchased a Lee 105mm circular polarising filter (and adaptor) to go on the front of the filter holder at the eye-watering price of £230. A lot of money, but if lesser products are discouraging you from using them at all, its good value. Iíd previously been using a screw-in filter behind my Lee filter holder which a/ was very tricky to use as rotating the polariser meant rotating the other filters too and, b/ it caused vignetting at any focal length wider than 20mm or so.Coming with so many great recommendations from well known and talented / discerning photographers I knew the image quality would be right up there and that the vignetting would no longer be an issue. After all, ultra wide angle lenses on full frame cameras are pretty common these days and the sheer size of the filter would mean the (very) thick rim would be safely out of site.Not so. Again, beyond 20mm (I use a Nikon 17-35mm) and even stopped down to f16+ the rim is appallingly and distressingly visible. Iíve tried everything from trying the holder at different rotations to removing all the filter holder slots. But, the fact of the matter is that the polariser is just too big (deep). What is the reason for this? and why do you need a thread on the front like traditional screw-in filters when the only way to mount it on your lens (although I havenít tried it on a lens that has a native 105mm filter ring) is via an adapter that sits behind the filter and the only place you could conceivably want it is in front of all other filters?For now, Iím restricted to longer focal lengths than my fantastic lens is capable of unless someone can point out what Iím missing.Rant over
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