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LEE Filters100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter
 
4.8

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (46)
  • Clear optics (38)
  • Strong construction (19)
  • Firm mount (13)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (24)
  • Color correction (10)
  • Landscape photography (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice filter

This is a very high quality filter. I had bought a 2-Stop GND already but that did not cover enough dynamic range, especially for dawn and dusk. Now I can combine my...Read complete review

This is a very high quality filter. I had bought a 2-Stop GND already but that did not cover enough dynamic range, especially for dawn and dusk. Now I can combine my 3 and 2 stop filters to cover enough dynamic range. My recommendation would be to get the 3 stop filter and see if that works for you, before buying a 2 stop. IMO, 2 stop is for very subtle light differences and is not very helpful alone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Helped my photos

I like using this Grad ND filter, but I found that out in the wilderness it gets dirty easily and is hard to clean and easy to scratch. The photos looked great so I...Read complete review

I like using this Grad ND filter, but I found that out in the wilderness it gets dirty easily and is hard to clean and easy to scratch. The photos looked great so I don't know how much real impact there is, but it is definitely a challenge to keep it clean. I'm wondering why resin is the material used here. Also nudging the filter up and down, it is really easy to hit the focus ring. Overall though, it does what it is supposed to do and is quite subtle, but adds a lot of drama to the sky. It is not too heavy or bulky for backpacking with a DSLR.

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5.0

Great filter for shooting into the sun

By Spence

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Optics
  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dynamic Range Correction

    Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

    This is a fantastic filter for shooting at or near the sun. The soft edge is really forgiving for treelines, mountains, or really anything else that is not a straight edge which is so common for most scenes in a hilly or mountainous area. It is a little heavy for shooting opposite the sun, but I still think it's easier to lighten a sky in post processing than to darken one.

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    5.0

    Best GNDs out there

    By Della

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

      Lee is simply the standard for graduated neutral density filters. I wouldn't even think about going out on a landscape photography shoot without them.

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      5.0

      Great for landscapes!

      By graphic411

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Image Manipulation
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

        The filter is great for landscapes and scenery. Able to get 3 stops from the filter. Extremely clear optics and strong Plexiglas construction.

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        5.0

        great filter

        By Ilya

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

          Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

          used it in Hawaii - awesome!

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          5.0

          Great filter!

          By great waters photography

          from Holly michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

            This filter is great for sunrises and sunsets,does exactly what it is intended for.

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            5.0

            Excellent quality

            By fardanaz

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

            Excellent quality filters with little color cast. I have been using other LEE filters for the past year and they have all been a pleasure to use. Precautions I'd recommend:a) These are not glass and can get scratched easily. Handle and transport with careb) If exposed to high temperatures the filters can bend. That actually happened to me in a trip to Hawaii when I left one filter by mistake in the trunk of my car for a few hours under heavy sun.Applying a gentle weight (books) for a few hours restored the filter to its normal flat shape.

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            5.0

            Must have filter

            By realistgva

            from Geneva, Switzerland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

              I bought this filter to replace one I had droped earlier that day. These filters are part of my creative toolkit when I take long exposure pictures.

              The whole Lee system is great

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              • No

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              5.0

              An Excellent Filter

              By Mike Mc.

              from Flemington, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                A first-rate filter; good clarity, no distortion.

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                5.0

                LEE FIlters - 3 Stop Soft GND

                By USKestrelPhotography

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Sky Enhancement

                  Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                  The LEE Filter system requires using a filter holder rather than having a filter that screws into the lens. The beauty of this system is that you can stack filters, creating a better overall composition.

                  The Lee 0.9 Soft Graduated Neutral Density filter has a soft gradient making the use of this filter subtantially easier than those of the hard gradient filters.

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                  5.0

                  Lee filter system

                  By Sassy

                  from Houston, TX

                  Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                  Good filter system

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                  5.0

                  LEE system is the best

                  By Jim Reekes

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                    All my camera gear was stolen, and with the insurance money I had no hesitation replacing the LEE system. It's fantasic and I couldn't ask for more. Look closely at all the options with the LEE system. Get the three filter pouch to carry your set. Don't bother with the cheaper alternatives, and the more expensive competitor's version isn't going to be seen by 99.9% of your fans. This is the right product and the LEE system is a good investment.

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                    5.0

                    Amazing optical quality

                    By AaronC

                    from California

                    Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                    Got this filter for a trip to Hawaii and it has done excellent! No issues with the very humid environment, and easy to wipe off sea spray. The optical quality is very good. Also comes with a really good carrying case. Mg expectations were that it would be a bit darker than it really was, but thats ok, still 5 stars.

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                    5.0

                    Great Filter

                    By Steve

                    from Roseville, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                        This filter was recommended by a professional photographer friend and I am very happy with the purchase. The protective case was a little bulkier than I expected, but that's OK.

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                        5.0

                        Best in the business

                        By lastik

                        from fl,lauderdale lakes

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                            i am a nature photographer so filter is a must..tried several filters but this is the best because i shoot mainly wide angle.

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                            5.0

                            Great Quality Filters

                            By Leo Lodi

                            from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                            I am a regular Lee Filters user and a fully addicted on those filters.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Helped my photos

                            By smugprius

                            from Oakland, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                            • Hard to Clean
                            • Scratches easily

                            Best Uses

                            • landscape

                            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                            I like using this Grad ND filter, but I found that out in the wilderness it gets dirty easily and is hard to clean and easy to scratch. The photos looked great so I don't know how much real impact there is, but it is definitely a challenge to keep it clean. I'm wondering why resin is the material used here. Also nudging the filter up and down, it is really easy to hit the focus ring. Overall though, it does what it is supposed to do and is quite subtle, but adds a lot of drama to the sky. It is not too heavy or bulky for backpacking with a DSLR.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            great for sunsets

                            By luca

                            from pasadena

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                            this helps a lot, above all to avoid HDR...

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                            5.0

                            Very useful

                            By TT

                            from Washington DC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                              I have 0.9 hard-edge so this filter is a complimentary to it. I love Lee filter and it's the best out there. Everything is working as expected.

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                              5.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By RRB

                              from Knoxville, Tennessee

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                  The ND Grad fit perfectly in the Lee holder. First shot was a sunset from Morton's Overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it worked beautifully

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                                  5.0

                                  Great filters

                                  By Gemma

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Filter Protection
                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • Light Balance

                                    Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 150mm 0.9 Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                    I always use the ND 0.9 filter to balance the light especially when taking photographs at sunset and sunrise and on a bright day.

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