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LEE Filters105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Firm mount (21)
  • Strong construction (21)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (4)
  • Color correction (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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5.0

Works a treat

By DIS Ottawa

from Ottawa, ON

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

Adding this adapter ring to the front of the Lee Foundation Kit is quite easy, simply remove 4 screws, the top blades, position the adapter ring and replace the screws. Takes about 2 minutes and then allows the addition of a circular polarizing filter.

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4.0

well made, quality machining

By EP

from Minneapolis

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Potential Vignetting

Best Uses

  • Circular Polarizer

Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

The ring itself is just fine. It is easy to install onto an existing foundation kit - just remove the screws and countersunk plastic coverplates, and put this adapter in place with the existing screws.

The problem is that, once installed, the 105mm filter is now about 25mm in front of the lens (assuming a standard 2-slot foundation setup) - even if you use the wide-angle recessed adapter rings. I can use the 105mm circular polarizer for example, down to a 35mm wide angle lens. But below that, I start to see vignetting. If I want to use the circ polarizer with a big-stopper plus an ND grad, then I have to be satisfied with 35mm as I can clearly see vignetting at 24mm

An additional issue is that, when I want to adjust the circular polarizer, I have to hold the foundation kit with one set of fingers to prevent it from rotating, and adjust the polarizer with another finger because the foundation kit rotates too easily. I wish the foundation kit had a screw-lock to prevent rotation...

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4.0

Works as Described

By Steve

from Roseville, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Firm Mount
  • High Quality
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

    What can you say about a metal ring, except that is a VERY EXPENSIVE metal ring. But ... it does allow you to then buy a VERY EXPENSIVE 105mm polarizer, either from Lee or other vendors like Singh-ray, and at least that means that most of us will only need to buy a single CPL. Of course it's high quality, as expected from Lee Filters.

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    5.0

    Does what it's supposed to do

    By Sammi Samm Sam

    from Raleigh NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Architecture
    • Interiors
    • Landscapescenery

    Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

    Must own this to use the Landscape Circular Polarizer. Works well, machined beautifully.

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    4.0

    Good

    By Kevin

    from San francisco

    Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

    Durable and does the job.

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    5.0

    Lee Quality

    By W4L

    from USA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

        Bought this to go with the Lee circular polarizer. Holds it in place perfectly. Installs easily.

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        5.0

        smooth threads

        By Larry

        from New Jersey

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

            Even though the ring is aluminum and not brass it spins on my polarizer without any problems. Easy to remove as well. You just have to remember to rotate your polarizer not to loosen the adaptor ring.

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            5.0

            Nice Addition to the Lee Filter System

            By Big Sky

            from Bozeman, MT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Filter Protection

              Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

              The adapter is well made. It allows the addition of a circular polarizer on my Lee Filter System.

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              5.0

              Ring to use the Lee polarizer(s)

              By Max

              from The Continent

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                  This is the thing you need to use the 105mm LEE Polarizers with your LEE filter holder system. You use the 4 little screws on the front to secure it to the front of your LEE holder.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works as described

                  By WarrenT

                  from Gunnison, CO

                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                  The adapter ring is needed to allow you to us the LEE 105mm polarizer in front of the LEE filter system. If you do any landscape photography, you know useful a polarizer filter is. By using this adapter ring with a 105mm polarizer and the wide angle filter adapter ring you can use the LEE filter system with polarizer up to 16mm/17mm without any vignetting. This works better than screwing the filter system into a polarizer the is attached to the lens. A little pricey, but well made just like the rest of the LEE filter system.

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                  5.0

                  To thread or not to thread

                  By Photoguy

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Mount Correctly

                  Best Uses

                  • To Mount Polarizer

                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                  You have to purchase this item in order to use the 105mm polarizer. When using this item with the wide angle hood make sure to mount it level and do not over tighten. Must mount filter in the horizontal position to be able to mount it correctly and not cross thread.

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                  4.0

                  Works as it should

                  By Matt

                  from Boalsburg, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter mount

                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                  I just received the product around 2 weeks ago. It works as it should...nothing special about an adapter ring. It's well made. My only complaint is how expensive it is. I think it should cost 1/2 of what it does.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Building my Lee filter Kit

                  By OldAudioGuy

                  from Woodland Park, CO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works As Expected

                  Cons

                  • none so far

                  Best Uses

                  • As Part Of The Lee System
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                  This adaptor allows the use of the Lee circular polarizer with the Lee Filter System. If you do any landscape photography you already know how useful a tool Polarizing Filters are to your work. It went together with the Lee system easily. Nothing negative to report.

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                  5.0

                  Worked as advertised

                  By John

                  from Williamsburg, Va.

                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                  No issues installing. I just wished the polarizer I bought to mount on it had worked as well.

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                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By Stuart B.

                  from Greenwich, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                      Works as expected. Of course, pricey, like all components of the entire Lee system.

                      When mounting the ring, you must remove the top layer of the existing filter holder mount - otherwise the screws don't go deep enough.

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                      4.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By dxwolf

                      from Turner, ME

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Pricey
                      • A bit pricy

                      Best Uses

                      • 105mm Cpl Attachment

                      Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                      Bought this to attach my B+W 105mm Polarizer to the Lee Foundation Filter System. Strong construction, smooth attachment of filter, however the thread of the ring is a bit too thin to attach the filter fully to the ring.
                      Used 5/8 in screws to attach it to the LEE Filter System with two slots.
                      4 Stars because of the price.

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                      5.0

                      it works as it should

                      By jimbo

                      from vancouver, wa

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                          sturdy, works great

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great product. Perfectly effective

                          By Caesar j

                          from DeBary, Florida

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                              The perfect device for use with the Lee Filter Holder and 105 mm filter up front. I have two. One for the Lee 2mm holder and one for the Schneider 4mm holder. The only problem is the cost. Much too expensive for a metal ring.

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                              4.0

                              Lee adapter ring

                              By Al

                              from Irvine, Ca

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Price

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                                Use this to mount a 105 mm polarizer in front of a GND. Products works as described and is of high quality. A star is taken off for price.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great to have the Adapter Ring

                                By Hyalite

                                from Rocky Mountains

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Polarizer

                                  Comments about LEE Filters 105mm Accessory Front Thread Adapter Ring:

                                  This is for the 105mm polarizer, used in conjunction with ND Grad filters. Having the polarizer out front is best, and all functions and adjustments are easy with the Lee System.

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