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LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9)

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Product Highlights
  • Permits Using Fast Film In Bright Light
  • Use to Create Blurs
  • Controls Depth of Field

This kit contains three Lee Neutral Density Filters, .3 (one stop), .6 (2 stops), and .9 (3stops).

Neutral Density filters offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. They have no effect on color balance. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film.

Determining which neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6) effectively compensates average situations.

Note! Lee polyester filters are made from lightweight, optical polymeric materials

Neutral Density Filter Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Neutral Density Factors

ND 0.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop)
ND 0.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops
ND 0.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops)
Type Neutral Density
Size 4 x 4" (100 x 100mm)
Grade 0.3 = 1-stop
0.6 = 2-stops
0.9 = 3-stops
Filter Factor 0.3 = reduces exposure by 1/2
0.6 = reduces exposure by 1/4
0.9 = reduces exposure by 1/8
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Allows use of fast film in bright light
Application Nature, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Polyester (gel)
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9)
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    LEE Filters4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9)
     
    3.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Clear optics (10)
    • Firm mount (4)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (10)
    • Loose mount (3)

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (8)
    • Color correction (3)
    • Filter protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great cheap ND solution

    I'm currently using them with my 5D mark II on a jag35 D|Matte and I'm very statisfied so far.

    Pro's
    -No noticeable color shift
    -Cheap
    -Very...Read complete review

    I'm currently using them with my 5D mark II on a jag35 D|Matte and I'm very statisfied so far.

    Pro's
    -No noticeable color shift
    -Cheap
    -Very lightweight

    Con's
    -Flimsy, but if you usually take care of your stuff and if you keep them somewhere safe, this will not be a problem at all.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great quality image but not build

    The filters do what they're supposed to... reduce light without noticible color shift. The problem is in the build quality. The filter is obviously a thin polyester film so that's no surprise...Read complete review

    The filters do what they're supposed to... reduce light without noticible color shift. The problem is in the build quality. The filter is obviously a thin polyester film so that's no surprise but I'd think they can spend a few extra bucks on a stronger quality frame that holds the film. The frame is made of flexible plastic so the whole filter is kinda wobbly. If you've got a good mattebox it won't be a problem. If youre mattebox makes it hard to fit filters in then this will be a major pain. So think about this before buying.

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    1.0

    Waste of money

    By Patrick DoP

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Inconsistent Effect
      • Loose Mount
      • Scratches easily
      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

        I wish I would have looked at these before purchasing. They are thin pieces of plastic housed in a frame that was too small to fit snugly in a standard matte box tray. They fall out easily, and if anything touches the ND material they scratch immediately which renders them unusable. I would never compromise the integrity in the optics of my glass by shooting through these cheap filters. Spend the extra money, and get the real deal because these polyester filters are unfit for use in front of anything.

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        4.0

        A little flimsy, but cheap

        By Cory

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Filter Protection
        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

        They work great, but they are pretty flimsy, I could see them falling apart quickly, but that remains to be seen. I would absolutely get a case to protect them. A lot cheaper than the Schneider ones, but those would probably last forever.

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        4.0

        Sharp filters but a little flimsy

        By Tom Antos

        from NYC

        Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

        The quality of images that these filters deliver is great. Sharp images no color shift etc. Its just that they're film not glass n on top of that the frame that hold the film is real flimsy n cheap. Have to be careful not to break it.

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        3.0

        Great quality image but not build

        By Tom Antos

        from NYC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Loose Mount
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Filter Protection
        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

        The filters do what they're supposed to... reduce light without noticible color shift. The problem is in the build quality. The filter is obviously a thin polyester film so that's no surprise but I'd think they can spend a few extra bucks on a stronger quality frame that holds the film. The frame is made of flexible plastic so the whole filter is kinda wobbly. If you've got a good mattebox it won't be a problem. If youre mattebox makes it hard to fit filters in then this will be a major pain. So think about this before buying.

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        5.0

        Simple Filters for great results

        By realistgva

        from Geneva, Switzerland

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

        I own already a number of Lee glass filters. I could not justify buying an whole glass set. These filters work just as well.
        The only drawback is that they seem to catch dust a little easier and they are not as easy to clean when they get wet.

        Definitely worth it. To bad they are in a paper box a metal box would have been a nice touch

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        4.0

        Nice if you take care of your gear

        By DiegoSH

        from Lima, Perú

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Loose Mount
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

        If you are like me and you take really good care of your gear, this filters are really cool for the price. They are really thin so you can even mount 2 in one slot if you are patient and do it carefully.

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        5.0

        Cheap but gets the job done well

        By Matt

        from Fargo, ND

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

            I have used this product for some bright situations outside in my Kamerar matte box. The filters are made out of some type of plastic but do not affect image quality.

            Pros- Cheap and get the job done.

            Cons- Cheaply made (will still last long if you take care of them.)

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            5.0

            They do the work very nicely!

            By patacronico

            from NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Filter Protection
            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

            Not coloration, just be gentle with them!

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            3.0

            This things kind of suck

            By Juggernaut

            from San Clemente, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Coaster

            Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

            They are polyester, plastic, flimsy, 90's Floppy Disk-like, filters. But they work. You get what you pay for.

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            4.0

            Great cheap ND solution

            By Hamlak

            from Montreal, QC, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

            I'm currently using them with my 5D mark II on a jag35 D|Matte and I'm very statisfied so far.

            Pro's
            -No noticeable color shift
            -Cheap
            -Very lightweight

            Con's
            -Flimsy, but if you usually take care of your stuff and if you keep them somewhere safe, this will not be a problem at all.

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            3.0

            cheap but ok

            By Diloman

            from Japan

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

              very delicate because the material but its ok for the price.

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              4.0

              Great!

              By Vanrugge

              from Montreal Canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                First - These filters are polyester. Taking that into account, if you are someone who can use something regularly and still take care of it (Read - Fragile) They are great filters. If you abuse your stuff, forget it, save up and buy the glass.Just finishing up a two week shoot, using these regularly. Zero colour shift, lightweight (They stay on my belt) and they work exactly as advertised.

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                4.0

                You get what you pay for

                By Bren

                from Vancouver, Canada

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                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                Great product in that it doesn't have any colour casts and doesn't seem to produce any distortions in the image, however it seems quite flimsy and feels cheap (it was cheap though, only paid $ for it!). Wish it came with a pouch or something, but guess that would be asking for too much. I suggest getting something to store these in, unless you don't mind keeping it in its box. Oh and make sure you have the filter holder AND the adapter ring for your lens, otherwise you won't be able to enjoy these.

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                4.0

                Decent starter kit

                By omorcego

                from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Needs a proper case

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                  Good value, decent quality, easy to use.

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                  4.0

                  Wish I'd bought a set sooner.

                  By marshallbaker

                  from broken arrow ok

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                      The only thing I didn't like is that they don't feel robust. Meaning, if constantly taking them on location, they might only last a couple years or so.

                      That said, they work REALLY WELL. Much better than I was expecting and I wish I'd bought them sooner.

                      They allow me to shoot video with a low f/stop and maintain bokeh effect, while not having to crank my shutter to compensate for outdoor shooting.

                      No color shifting at all.

                      If you have a mattebox, buy 'em. :-)

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                      4.0

                      Dude. These are stinkin' awesome.

                      By marshallbaker

                      from broken arrow, ok

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                          So glad I bought a set and I wished I'd done it earlier.

                          When I first pulled them out of the box I was a little worried because they look flimsy. However, their lack of thickness (robustness) aside, they work GREAT. Now I'm finally able to shoot outside in bright sun with a low f/stop and the correct shutter speed. Previously, to counter act shooting outdoors in a lower f (like 2.8 or 3.) i had to crank the shutter speed, not any more. :-)

                          Do not see any coloring of the image quality, and fit my indian mattebox fine.

                          Now I just have to buy another set for my other camera. :-)

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                          5.0

                          Excellent and affordable

                          By Packfan

                          from St. Louis MO

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                              I use these for DSLR video with a Genus lens hood, and they are easy to use and much less expensive than rosin filters.
                              These are optically pure, but are more delicate than rosin filters, so have sturdy storage available!

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                              5.0

                              Happy with the product.

                              By Rolly

                              from Italy

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about LEE Filters 4x4" Neutral Density Polyester Filter Set (0.3, 0.6, & 0.9):

                                Useful tool in the event of eccessive light that helps you to set a wider aperture in order to get shallow depth of field. It is light-weight and easy to carry on in your camera case.

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