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LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set 4 x 6" - Consists of Three Graduated ND (Neutral Density) Filters (.3, .6, .9) - Soft Transition

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Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed.

Lee Grad ND filters are part clear, part neutral density (available in grades of .3 (1 stop), .6 (2 stops), .9 (3 stops)). They allow the transition to be blended into the scene, often imperceptibly. A neutral density .6-to-clear, with a two stop differential, will generally compensate the average bright sky-to-foreground situation and is also the most popular density of the series.

Certain Lee graduated neutral density filters are available with soft or hard transitions from dark to clear. The soft edge is recommended for wide angle lenses and the hard edge is recommended for normal and longer lenses.

Lee graduated resin filters are 4 x 6" (100 x 150mm) x 2mm thick. The 6" length allows for adjustment of the filter within the holder.

LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set 4 x 6" - Consists of Three Graduated ND (Neutral Density) Filters (.3, .6, .9) - Soft Transition
  • .3ND Graduated Soft Transition Filter
  • 6ND Graduated Soft Transition Filter
  • 9ND Graduated Soft Transition Filter
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    LEE FiltersGraduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set
     
    4.7

    (based on 45 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (34)
    • Clear optics (32)
    • Strong construction (27)
    • Firm mount (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (21)
      • Color correction (13)
      • Filter protection (5)
      • Lens protection (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Holds back the sky, no color cast

      This is an ABSOLUTE MUST for landscape photographers! I'd been introduced to ND grads through a few photography books I'd read from Lee Frost. However, their value didn't strike me until I read...Read complete review

      This is an ABSOLUTE MUST for landscape photographers! I'd been introduced to ND grads through a few photography books I'd read from Lee Frost. However, their value didn't strike me until I read Galen Rowell's account of how critical they are to acheiving the appropriate dynamic range within an image of the sky/foreground. I have far more confidence in being able to correctly expose a landscape photograph accurately as my eyes would see it by reducing the dynamic range enough so that the camera's sensor can register it without washing out the sky or darkening out the foreground.

      Here is why I picked the SOFT Filter KIT:

      1. Soft--My horizon lines usually contain something interesting such as a tree or a building...a Hard Edge would not work well for this. A softer transition is necessary.

      2. (.3,.6, and .9 kit) The sky is typically 3-4 stops (give or take a stop) brighter than the foreground. Much of the difference in brightness will depend upon where the light falls in the foreground + shadows. In order to properly expose both you may need 4 stops or more of ND gradiation. That's why the kit is better than buying seperately. You may also notice the value bonus of buying all three together rather than seperately.

      Build Quality: Rather Nice. Not much to say here since I haven't dropped the filters and I hope that I don't. They'll fit loose enough in the holder so that up-down is easy while being securely in place. They aren't sharp on the edges so they're easy to hold.

      Recommendation: If you're serious about landscape photography you'll have bought this kit (or one by a similar brand) yesterday!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Quality control issues

      The set I received had water marks. I thought I could cleaned them out but they stubbornly refuse to be removed. There were also tiny specks not alike shimmering stars in the night light...Read complete review

      The set I received had water marks. I thought I could cleaned them out but they stubbornly refuse to be removed. There were also tiny specks not alike shimmering stars in the night light when I brought 2 of the filters to the sun light. I compared these filters with the hard graduated ND I own and did not see the same defects. I retuned them for exchange. Surprising this happened since these filters are supposed to be hand made. I would still recommend them, just check for quality of the set you receive.

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      5.0

      No image quality issues

      By Phil

      from McPherson Kansas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

        I was worried about sharpness but I don't think these filters effect that at all. In my limited usage so far, it seems that there might be a slight color shift but It isn't anything I would be worried about. Great product. I just wish they were less expensive.

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        5.0

        Nice to have it

        By Mike

        from Seattle

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Filter Protection
          • Image Manipulation
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

          Make such great different when shooting sunset.

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          • No

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          5.0

          On the wishlist

          By Charles

          from Hong Kong

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

            Higher price than HT, but good quality.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Brilliant, Quality costs

            By Keith

            from Frankfurt, Germany

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

              Amazing, a Brit needs to come to NY to source a product of the UK!!
              Many thanks B&H for having stock and being helpful.

              The entire Lee Filters range is ***** quality.
              Yes you pay more, but you GET more!!!

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              5.0

              These work great

              By gumgardner

              from northern califronia

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                The size is great for most of my lenses and its nice to have all three densities in one pack. I have another smaller filter that didnt work well at all for all but the smallest diameter lens.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Happy with the product.

                By Azarashiinu

                from NC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                  It worked as expected and was surprisingly scratch resistant.

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                  5.0

                  Work great!

                  By Mike

                  from Rhode Island

                  Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                  Have wanted these filters for years and finally upgraded. They have worked out great, made well and I love the longer dimension to make it easier to put the horizon very high or very low in the frame!

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                  5.0

                  Completes the set

                  By Mel

                  from Hillsboro, OR

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Filter Protection
                    • Image Manipulation
                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                    This Filter Set completes the set of filters I needed to fully outfit my 16-35mm lens for my style of photography.
                    Well built and durable permitting me to carry them in my "out in the field" bag without worrying about damage.

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                    5.0

                    a little problem

                    By ortolani.g

                    from Genova, Italy

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Filter Protection

                        Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                        everything went, well great service! advice concerning one: after I made ​​an order, while it was pending I could not add any other products, so I had to make two orders.

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                        5.0

                        An incredible tool

                        By Max

                        from Seattle, WA.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                              Probably the most useful tool in my bag for adjusting light (other than exposure buttons) and offering options and versatility to the creation of my landscape images. The quality of these filters are incredible, offering no distortion or imbalances and the ease of use is unsurpassed. If there's any sort of downside to them it's that they CAN scratch easily (although I've not done so yet) but the quality of image easily trumps that.

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful GND filters

                              By kaneohebud

                              from Oahu, Hawaii

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Highlight Dampening

                                Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                Lee filters live up to their reputation for quality and clarity. I now have a great set of GND filters with a professional mounting system that doesn't get knocked off my lens when accidentally bumped.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Lee grad filters 4x6

                                By Poppy

                                from Indianapolis, IN

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                      Received this filter set in great condition. I use the filters without a holder by hand holding. The results are pretty awesome and really help in photos with a sky horizon line. Most cameras cannot meter across a large amount of stop that landscape photography requires. These filters balance out the difference for great results in post processing.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Filter Set

                                      By Evildogsofdoom

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Exposure balancing
                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                      These filters do exactly what they are designed to do. Allowing balance between exposure of the sky and foreground. They introduce no colour changes. Filters can stack for added effect. No signs of vignetting on a 24mm lens (FF)

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      GREAT

                                      By Cindy

                                      from Western Australia

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Inconsistent Effect
                                      • Loose Mount
                                      • Weak Construction

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Filter Protection
                                      • Image Manipulation
                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                      Just on time for my landscape photography trip

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does just what's it's supposed to.

                                      By pictureted

                                      from Redwood City, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image Manipulation
                                        • Landscapes

                                        Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                        Works perfectly. I'd rather not mess with the complications of filters or tripods or panoramic gear, but every time I do, I'm rewarded for the extra work. These work better and are less work than anything else I've tried for this application at this cost.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Filters

                                        By Jonathan

                                        from North Carolina

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                            This is a great set of filters at a very reasonable price compared to buying them separately, which would cost around $ . The only thing you don't get is the canvas-like velcro sleeve to hold the filters like you would purchasing them individually. Instead you get a very soft three-pouch cloth case. This is not a big deal at all especially if you use a multi filter pouch.

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                                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            B&H has secured my business for sure.

                                            By Pick1373

                                            from Ontario, Canada

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clear Optics
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Firm Mount
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Image Manipulation

                                              Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                              Thank you B&H..
                                              What I have purchased are peoducts well-known to the photography communities and I need not elaborate on their usage. However, I would like to congratulate your staff and your online systems on their efficiency and effectiveness.
                                              The filters and others I bought arrived in perfect shape and in good time.

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                                              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              The Best

                                              By neely

                                              from scottsboro al

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                Cons

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                                                    Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                                    the best

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                                                    2.0

                                                    Quality control issues

                                                    By Off the grid Panda

                                                    from San francisco

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                                          The set I received had water marks. I thought I could cleaned them out but they stubbornly refuse to be removed. There were also tiny specks not alike shimmering stars in the night light when I brought 2 of the filters to the sun light. I compared these filters with the hard graduated ND I own and did not see the same defects. I retuned them for exchange. Surprising this happened since these filters are supposed to be hand made. I would still recommend them, just check for quality of the set you receive.

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                                                          • No

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                                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Definitely worth the wait

                                                          By Dick B.

                                                          from Los Angeles

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Clear Optics
                                                          • Flawless Construction

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Image Manipulation

                                                            Comments about LEE Filters Graduated Neutral Density Soft Filter Set:

                                                            An instructor had recommended these but I had resisted, thinking that I could always "fix" washed-out skies with software - and besides, I shoot handheld. So, I had blurry, time-consuming shots. Then I got a long lens. Jeez, what a difference in work process. Use a tripod/use some thought in composition, use a filter.
                                                            I have not yet mastered interior shots - juggling composition and strong directional light coming in windows, but these filters and I are going to be working together for a long time.

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