Very Hard and Medium Grads.

The new grad specifications allow for more subtle control for specific subjects, as well as providing harder edged filters for use with small sensor cameras or longer focal length lenses.

Below is a very brief summary of the new grad types, and when you may use them.

Soft – This filter is ideal for shooting images with little or no sky. For example, cityscapes, forestry when shooting under a canopy of trees, close up images in nature. A soft filter is very useful at blending over obstructions in the images such as buildings, trees, rocks etc.

Medium – This filter offers many of the advantages of the soft but will have a harder edge to it. This makes it a great alternative to a soft filter when there is a scene that has a sky area but perhaps this is partially covered by the landscape or has a jagged horizon. This filter is soft enough to use over many smaller obstacles in the horizon but will also offer the strength of the filter in the area you need it which is often closer to the horizon. This filter in its 100mm and SW150 versions are a good alternative to a soft filter when used on a APS-C (or smaller) camera. It is also worth noting that the 100mm and SW150mm versions of this filter offer the identical graduation to the Sev5n’s soft edge.

Hard – This filter is our most popular graduation and suits most scenes where there is a sky area but perhaps the horizon is partially covered by the landscape. This filter is soft enough to use over many obstacles in the horizon but is not as soft as the medium filter. This graduation is identical to the Sev5n’s medium edge.

Very Hard – This filter has a very hard edge and is very useful for images such as seascapes where there is a more definite and flat horizon. This filter is only available in the 100mm or SW150 versions and is a good alternative to a hard filter when used on a APS-C (or smaller) camera. This graduation is identical to the Sev5n’s hard edge.

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  1. Very Hard and Medium Grads.
  2. Big Stopper - Blue cast?
  3. Can I use a polariser & coloured filters together?
  4. Can I use a polariser and ND grad in the filter holder?
  5. Can I use filters on a digital compact?
  6. Can I use my existing screw in polariser with the LEE Filter Holder?
  7. Can I use the LEE System on 617 cameras ?
  8. Can I use the LEE system on a Canon 17mm TSE lens?
  9. Can I use the LEE System on my Rangefinder camera?
  10. Can I use the system on my Hasselblad CF 40mm?
  11. Can my scratched Resin Filters be polished?
  12. Can you make filters with two colours (i.e. ND & warm up)?
  13. Can you produce a colour temperature filter as a grad?
  14. Can you supply grad filters for Black & White photography ?
  15. Do LEE make a filter for infra red photography?
  16. Do LEE make centre ND filters, for wide angle lenses?
  17. Do the bayonet adaptor rings fit the inner or outer bayonet?
  18. Do you have a lens cap for your system?
  19. How can I use Grad filters on my rangefinder camera?
  20. How do I clean my Polyester Filters?
  21. How do I clean my Resin Filters?
  22. How do I mount polyester filters in the plastic frames?
  23. How do I store LEE resin filters?
  24. How many filters can I use before the image quality suffers?
  25. How much exposure compensation do I give Grad Filters?
  26. How wide will the LEE Filter System go without vignetting?
  27. I have lost the brass finger bolt / wedge / spring from my holder – help?
  28. I use SLR, Medium and Large Format cameras, does LEE have a system that can be used on all three?
  29. If I had to buy just one filter, which would you recommend?
  30. My lens has a non standard fitting – How can I use the LEE System?
  31. Polariser ring 105mm - longer screws needed?
  32. Should I use hard or soft grads?
  33. What do I need to get started using filters?
  34. What does 0.3, 0.6 etc. mean?
  35. What filter sizes do LEE make?
  36. What is a blender filter?
  37. What is a stop?
  38. What is the 100mm Push On Filter Holder?
  39. What is the difference between a Linear & Circular polariser?
  40. What is the difference between Resin, Polyester & Glass filters?
  41. What’s the difference between hard and soft grads?
  42. When should I use a wide angle adaptor ring?
  43. Where can I buy your photographic products?
  44. Where is my nearest Camera Filter dealer?
  45. Which lens hood should I choose?
  46. Why can’t I use a lens hood with my polariser?
  47. Why is 82mm the largest Wide Angle Adaptor Ring?
  48. Will a Wide Angle Adpaptor Ring work on any lens?
  49. Seven5 or RF75?
  50. Faulty Big or Little Stopper / Red lines / Flare.
  51. Inspiring Professional Book 1 & 2
  52. Do LEE make a system for the Zeiss 15mm?
  53. Medium Wide / Universal Hood
  54. Cleaning of the Microfibre Cloth
  55. Fuji X - 10-24mm
  56. Field Pouch
  57. Landscape Polariser
  58. LEE BUG compatability
  59. Sony Alpha cameras - which system.

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