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Cheaper alternative to OEM hoods for long exposure filters

The purpose of the lens hood is to cast a shadow on the lens so that the only light being picked up is the light you're pointing the lens at - any glare causing strays get blocked. Hoods are super ...
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What are the different use cases for medium- and hard-transition graduated ND filters?

I use the Lee filters, both soft and hard (bought them before they had a medium and very hard transition filters). At 24mm or wider on full frame, I use soft transition. I could easily see using a ...
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What are the different use cases for medium- and hard-transition graduated ND filters?

What size is your sensor? For APS-C and smaller sensors a hard grad is more appropriate. The medium might be too soft. On a full frame you have the luxury of choice; medium grad is usually a better ...
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Why do i get Lens reflection in final photo with Lee Nd filter super stopper 15 stops

As BobT noted, you are getting light leakage from behind the filter. Lee's "Stopper" line of filters have a foam gasket on the back side of the filter, on all edges. For extreme filters such as the ...
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Light reflections with filter stacking

Assuming light leaks from the sides are taken care off with proper sealing, could there be light bouncing back and forth between the filters? Yes. Just as lenses with more elements are potentially ...
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How do I white balance for B&W with Lee filters?

The filter is designed to allow certain colors of light through while limiting others. In terms of black and white, this means that the color of the filter will expose more (and thus be brighter in ...
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Why do i get Lens reflection in final photo with Lee Nd filter super stopper 15 stops

Since the filter is a slide-in type rather than a screw-in type there is some potential for light leakage around the frame of the filter and/or holder. Normally this may not matter, but with the long ...
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Filter systems and adapter size

You are asking two separate questions if I am reading into this right. The first is about how you can use both square ND Grad filters as well as round ND Filters. I came up with a solution that ...
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Did Calumet distribute Lee filters?

he said that Calumet used to distribute Lee filters in the USA That is correct. Here is from one of my orders from 2013 LE6150 Calumet 4x4 CC50M Resin Filter $74.99 4 $299.96
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