Lee Filters has introduced a line of high-performance round filters for photographers and videographers referred to as Lee Parts. The set consists of two ranges of impartial density (ND) filters, a polarizer, and a variable ND (VND).
Lee has made the brand new filters accessible in 4 normal sizes: 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm. The brand new line of Le Parts is made up of 5 filter sorts: Little Stopper (providing 6 stops of sunshine discount), Large Stopper (10 stops of sunshine discount), CPL (round polariser), and two densities of VND ( which offer two to 5 or 6 to 9 stops of sunshine discount).
Of word, that is the primary time that Lee’s “Stopper” filters have been provided within the round format, which permits them to be shortly and simply used with out the necessity of a filter holder and even when a photographer is carrying gloves. The filters have what Lee describes as a rugged and strong black anodized aluminum body. The Little Stopper and Large Stopper additionally characteristic stackable housings and the rotating CPL and VND filters could be stacked in entrance of a Stopper and have elevated entrance rings that Lee says guarantee optimum edge-crop efficiency.
Lee says that every filter makes use of its highest-quality multi-layer coated optics which it claims present class-leading optical efficiency that makes them viable even when used with the resolving energy of contemporary mirrorless optics and sensors.
Particularly with the VNDs, Lee claims that they characteristic a bracketed design with a rotational restrict that forestalls cross-polarization points. Additionally they have clearly marked numeric cease positions which make it simpler to measure how a lot gentle is being blocked for each photograph and video functions. The corporate additionally says that it designed them to fluidly and silently regulate when turned in order that they work effectively for videographers.
All the brand new Parts filters have Lee’s scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, in addition to hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings which offer enhanced safety towards moisture and fingerprints. Lee says that is equal to the extent that’s discovered on Panavision’s PanaND and Lee’s line of ProGlass Cine IRND filters.
The Lee Parts line of variable impartial density filters is offered for $250 in any of the three measurement configurations. The Large Stopper filter in each six- and 10-stop choices is offered for $175. The Little Stopper is priced the identical at $175. The round polarizer is offered for $160.