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LEE FiltersFoundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring)
 
4.8

(based on 230 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (186)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (161)
  • Firm mount (140)
  • Strong construction (127)
  • Clear optics (12)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Price (5)

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (71)
  • Color correction (26)
  • Filter protection (24)
  • Landscape photography (10)
  • Lens protection (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (81), Semi-pro photographer (62), Pro photographer (23), Casual photographer (8), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (157)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Goodbye Cokin: Could ahve saved $1,000!

I started with Cokin filters probably 25 years ago, moving from their small 'A' sized filters to their larger 'P' size filters as I added large- and medium-format cameras. My collection...Read complete review

I started with Cokin filters probably 25 years ago, moving from their small 'A' sized filters to their larger 'P' size filters as I added large- and medium-format cameras. My collection of Cokin filters has probably cost me $ when adapter rings, filter holders, and multiple filters in different sizes are all considered.With the LEE System I have a single system which fits all of my SLR film, DSLR cameras, medium-format, and large-format cameras. For my smaller digital camera and rangerfinder 35mm film camera I use the LEE Seven 5 System.The ability to have multiple filters--and at oblique angles to each other--is a great tool. Have a lake or snowfield in the foreground with a range of mountains angling off? No problem, attach a filter holder to a filter holder, put one grad ND in each and you can balance out the EV's from the different areas. So much more 'photography' than doign HDR or multiple layers in a digital darkroom.I've taken some great photos of sunrises/sunsets, landscapes, and waterfalls with this system. I most heartily recommend it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expected more for the money...

My intended use of this product was too replace my current cokin filter holder and the several resin filters in my landscape kit. Glass Tiffen ND Grads had been on my to do list...Read complete review

My intended use of this product was too replace my current cokin filter holder and the several resin filters in my landscape kit. Glass Tiffen ND Grads had been on my to do list for years and I thought I'd finally get it done. First the filters require the 4mm spacer kit... super cheap plastic and, as others have mentioned, the alignment nubs on the pieces don't line up correctly forcing you to cut one off to screw it all back together. Then in goes a filter and if your not real careful - out it goes through the bottom of the holder because it's not being held in tight. So now you must add some gaffer tape to the edges of the filters to make them a touch thicker so they actually stay in the holder and can be confidently used in the field. (I'm usually in the mountains where dropping a filter would be a horror show - [$] for the glass and then having to clean it all up...)The bottom line IMHO,For the money the holder and adaptor rings cost, I expected a heck of a lot more. For [$] invested it has been quite disappointing to me. 3 stars for lack of value (would a little metal in the part that holds the filters hurt ?) and the only reason I rate it that high is due to the fact that with a little fudging it will work.

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4.0

Quality product

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Quality product, well engineered for the filter system. A bit pricey but then it is quality and does come with additional filter holders and a mini screwdriver .

 
5.0

Gotta have it

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

This is the way to get started.

 
3.0

Well made but not design not ideal for CPL

By Keith

from Undisclosed

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Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

This is very well made but I wish that the holder accomodated the CPL in the rear opening instead of requiring a fixed mounting ring at the front where vignetting is at its worst. I think that the Formatt design is better.

Also, Lee provides storage pouches that are, quite frankly useless. In the picture attached, you see three well made but bulky pouches, one for the CPL, another for the *ring* that holds the CPL, and a third for the three 4x6 grads. Realistically, one really needs something that will hold more filters, including the various "stoppers", and the filter holder itself. Lee offers a nice looking, but very expensive, pouch for their filters but even it doesn't accommodate the holder. Thankfully, Lowepro has a more affordable and more useful pouch.

The cloth holder for the three ND Grads is nice but I would much prefer three separate holders. I can't even separate this in three myself since there isn't enough fabric to stitch the extra sides.

All in all, I think that the Lee filters themselves are fabulous, the quality of their equipment second to none, but the overall design in need of an update - especially regarding the use of a CPL and storage.

 
3.0

Functional but ...

By Gerald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

For the price, this holder could use a little design tuning for the spring-loaded attachment function.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By lavadoctor

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Works very well with my Canon 16-35 mm lens. Easy to use. Lee filters fit nicely. I would just make sure you get the correct Polarizer to use with the kit. I ordered the incorrect one the first go-around.

 
5.0

Love this kit

By Osman

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Take your photography to the next level with this kit. Amazing quality. #sweepstakes

 
5.0

High Quality

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

I expected the mount to be metal, but the plastic quality is still vert sturdy and holds the filters in perfectly. Would 100% recommend, the only thing I could have wished for more is if it came with a circular thread ring. (for front mounted circular polarizers)

 
5.0

Foundation Kit review

By Jon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

This is a must for all landscape and seascape photography

 
5.0

Excellent kit

By Kristie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Love this Lee Foundation Kit! It is exactly what I needed to get started. It's quality and design have help advance my skills.

 
5.0

Well Made & Easy to use

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

This is a very well made filter holder, versatile can be configured to use 1 - 3 filters.

 
5.0

Glad I went with Lee Filters

By T1up4me

from Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Getting into using filters, there are a lot of choices out there. I went with Lee because of the great reviews and configuration options. Lee filters has all the filters and accessories one would ever need. I find this filter holder to be very well made, lightweight and very easy to use. Highly recommend Lee Filters.

 
5.0

Lee Filter Holder

By Carolyn

from Camano Island, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

I have both styles of the Lee Filter holders.....one with the polarizer and this smaller one without the polarizer. I love them both, as they both have a place. They are easy and secure to snap onto your lens. I use the smaller one when I need to walk or hike a ways, and it can handle 4 filters. It so much better than screw on filters.

 
5.0

I would recommend it.

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Easy to used, works well photographing waves break and Waterfalls.

 
5.0

Necessary

By Trevor

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Really happy I added this piece of equipment to my kit. For me, it's been so much more convenient than screw on filters. It does attract more attention. I would absolutely recommend this kit or a similar style kit for anyone looking to get away from screw on filters.

 
4.0

Works fine, but could be better

By Alexandre

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

So far works good but the design is not perfect: the filter is moving hard in the holder and it is difficult to adjust. Someone already noticed here that the filter is actually hard to slide in and out in. I guess it is getting harder when the holder is used under low temperature conditions. I used it under 14°F degree or so and it was really difficult especially in gloves. Practically I needed to hold hard the filter touching the surface (not edge only) which of course brings dirt and could damage the filter.

 
5.0

Well Made & Serves Its Purpose

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

I was looking for a square filter holder that would accommodate up to three filters and the Lee Foundation Kit fits that purpose. It works perfectly with Lee filters and adapter rings. Non-metal construction but I see no reason why it would not be durable unless your in the habit of abusing your gear.

 
4.0

Major Improvement, But Not Perfect

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

I put up with a Cokin P-Series holder for far too long before switching to this. The Lee filter holder attaches much quicker and efficiently to my lens, than the previous Cokin product. It does not always attach immediately, but about nine out of ten times. With this product, I now have a much better chance of getting the shot. I also like the more professional feel of this holder. It feels very sturdy.

 
5.0

Select Lee Products Carefully

By AnselZone6

from Oakland

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Be certain you are ordering the correct Lee product items as it can be confusing selecting among variations of their products, review the options and product names on the Lee website to be sure. My first use of the Kit and various filters was for NYC sunrise and sunset, results were excellent.

 
5.0

Lee Foundation KIt

By Phil

from Mission Viejo CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

Well made filters slide in and out easily and held firmly

 
4.0

Foundation KIT

By tushar

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEE Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4x4", 4x6" Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring):

very simple to use

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