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    Hi

    I thought to write some silly things here regarding Lee filters... I guess the gurus here will laugh at it for sure...

    I visited the Lee website and i still could not figure out how one should start with Lee filters... in the sense of what should one buy ...

    i managed to get an answer today by visiting Cathay Photo...

    one should get:

    1. Lee foundation kit - which is just the filter holder.. what a confusing name.. $122
    2. adaptor ring for your lens, like 77mm 58 mm etc.. $94
    3. the filter itself , GND, ND... whatever u like... each GND cost $172



    it is so costly...

    hope it helps someone who wishes to start with this good range of filters

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    I once thought of moving to LEE filters from my cheapo Cokin set due to color cast.

    After I found out the costs. I am happy to stay with Cokin and remove my color casts in PP.

    LEE just cost too much for the average hobbyist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    Hi

    I thought to write some silly things here regarding Lee filters... I guess the gurus here will laugh at it for sure...

    I visited the Lee website and i still could not figure out how one should start with Lee filters... in the sense of what should one buy ...

    i managed to get an answer today by visiting Cathay Photo...

    one should get:

    1. Lee foundation kit - which is just the filter holder.. what a confusing name.. $122
    2. adaptor ring for your lens, like 77mm 58 mm etc.. $94
    3. the filter itself , GND, ND... whatever u like... each GND cost $172



    it is so costly...

    hope it helps someone who wishes to start with this good range of filters
    i would substitute the first 2 items with Cokin; much cheaper than getting from LEE, and then use LEE GNDs (P-type). For ND and CPLs, I'll still stick with B+W screw-on filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    Hi

    I thought to write some silly things here regarding Lee filters... I guess the gurus here will laugh at it for sure...

    I visited the Lee website and i still could not figure out how one should start with Lee filters... in the sense of what should one buy ...

    i managed to get an answer today by visiting Cathay Photo...

    one should get:

    1. Lee foundation kit - which is just the filter holder.. what a confusing name.. $122
    2. adaptor ring for your lens, like 77mm 58 mm etc.. $94
    3. the filter itself , GND, ND... whatever u like... each GND cost $172



    it is so costly...

    hope it helps someone who wishes to start with this good range of filters
    If you really hard up, ask just the Digital Starter kit ard $400 + WA Adapter ring (77mm $94 to 82mm $106) If not wait patiently in B&S for a good deal. There was one went for only $270 3 weeks back
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    Hi

    I thought to write some silly things here regarding Lee filters... I guess the gurus here will laugh at it for sure...

    I visited the Lee website and i still could not figure out how one should start with Lee filters... in the sense of what should one buy ...

    i managed to get an answer today by visiting Cathay Photo...

    one should get:

    1. Lee foundation kit - which is just the filter holder.. what a confusing name.. $122
    2. adaptor ring for your lens, like 77mm 58 mm etc.. $94
    3. the filter itself , GND, ND... whatever u like... each GND cost $172



    it is so costly...

    hope it helps someone who wishes to start with this good range of filters
    Try to find in the used markets if you dun feel good forking out this much of money.
    But quality comes with price.. if u want it, u got to pay for it

    And things like this will be snapped up pretty fast as they are popular among landscape photographers (i waited 3 months for 1. to arrive) and have to buy GNDs used becos CP (the only store that carries in SG) ran out of stock and i can't bear with the wait..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpock View Post
    If you really hard up, ask just the Digital Starter kit ard $400 + WA Adapter ring (77mm $94 to 82mm $106) If not wait patiently in B&S for a good deal. There was one went for only $270 3 weeks back
    i'll wait for your lee set at this price spock... enjoying the tianya set i got from you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wurdelak View Post
    i'll wait for your lee set at this price spock... enjoying the tianya set i got from you!
    Ha ha ha, need to wait very long my fren for the Lee cos I'll stick to it for a while yet. Good to know you like the Tian Ya so do post some photos for viewing, yah
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSpock View Post
    Ha ha ha, need to wait very long my fren for the Lee cos I'll stick to it for a while yet. Good to know you like the Tian Ya so do post some photos for viewing, yah

    will do, am still sorting out my shots... shy to post yet, still a noob in landscape...
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    Default Re: Lee filters setup

    when you're done discussing Lee filters ....... can post up your travel photos taken with these Lee filters ?

    otherwise TS please move this thread over to Reviews and General Discussion section can ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    when you're done discussing Lee filters ....... can post up your travel photos taken with these Lee filters ?

    otherwise TS please move this thread over to Reviews and General Discussion section can ?
    ok i will move this to Reviews and General Discussion if no one post any photos taken with Lee filters within a week, is that ok?

    i guess i have post this in the wrong place... sorry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I once thought of moving to LEE filters from my cheapo Cokin set due to color cast.

    After I found out the costs. I am happy to stay with Cokin and remove my color casts in PP.

    LEE just cost too much for the average hobbyist.


    Hi

    Do you mind to share how to remove color cast with PP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    Hi

    Do you mind to share how to remove color cast with PP?
    Depending on the software used. In PS, I use the black grey white drippers in curves. In Lightroom, the dripper can be used on any white or black area. Same procedure when adjusting WB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Depending on the software used. In PS, I use the black grey white drippers in curves. In Lightroom, the dripper can be used on any white or black area. Same procedure when adjusting WB.


    tks alot.. i will go and try it out to see what you mean... i know too little about PS...

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    i cannot justify the cost of lee filters. or singh ray.

    i will stick to tianya until i get very rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i cannot justify the cost of lee filters. or singh ray.

    i will stick to tianya until i get very rich.


    don't worry brother, u will get rich ... i never dare to underestimate young people.. especially students

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    agree..get tianya filters...holders or adaptor ring can get either tianya or cokin

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