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

(based on 245 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (201)

  • 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

 

Well made but not design not ideal for CPL

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....Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Works well

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This was used to take pictures of the solar eclipse. It work without issue. I holds the filters securely, preventing damage to the filter

 
5.0

Love this!

By Barbara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Love this system...it has already helped my photography

 
5.0

Works great

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Worked great! Is has a sturdy build and I love the customizing options that are available

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Stephen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

As described

 
5.0

Great product & Versatile!

By Kelly

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Purchased for the eclipse, but will definitely use again! Great quality product & very versatile!

 
5.0

Very happy with all of these products.

By Norman

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Well built.

 
5.0

Yes I would purchase it again.

By Tony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Easy to use and is very well made. I would recommend it to my workshop participants.

 
5.0

Foundation kit

By IW

from USA

Verified Buyer

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

This is a solid system. Great build. It will be exciting to explore the creativity opportunities that this opens up.

 
5.0

I will be addig onto this kit!

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use this kit for all my landscape work. So much better than other systems I have used over the years.

 
5.0

Opps! My fault.

By Timothy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

5 Stars, except I will add this warning. The filter holder will come off when bumped or when pressure is exerted against it. I was on a bridge using the bridge's railing as a brace support which, unnoticed, put enough pressure on the holder to pop off and sail into the river. My fault, but just a fair warning.

 
5.0

Well made and secure!

By Tomcatbo

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

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

I am really enjoying using this for my ND filters.I did a lot of research beforehand and I am glad I settled on the Lee brand.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lightweight, easy to use

By Joshua

from Undisclosed

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

Essential tool for capturing landscapes and seascapes correctly in-camera. LEE Filters are comparably expensive but one thing to consider- all their filters are hand made in house. Even the resin used to make the filters start out as liquid in their factories. Don't forget to order an adapter ring, system won't work without it.

 
5.0

best filter system

By Photo Art Teacher

from California

Verified Buyer

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

This is my second unit - I have one with the polarized on it all the time and this one is to be able to use up to 3 square or rectangular filters at the same time.

 
5.0

Yes I would recommend this product

By jefftc

from san diego

Verified Buyer

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

Yes I would recommend this product to a friend.

 
5.0

Solid yet simple design

By Matt S

from KC KS

Verified Buyer

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

the design is much easier than what we had prior. the plunger release is strong but easy to disengage. I am excited to really put it to use.

 
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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

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