I currently have only 1 screw on Hoya CP and truth be told I really don't use it much. I would how ever like to start using some ND & Grad ND filters. After reading doing a little research/reading I have chosen to go the filter holder route and choose the Lee Foundation set for the holder. Come to find out no body has them in stock that I can find, everybody is either sold out or back-ordered. So, anybody know where I can get one or is there another comparable holder I can use that will work with the Lee filters?
Greetings Michael, I have not checked them, I honestly have never herd of them until now. I sent them a email asking if in stock. Thank you very much for the tip. I am leaving on a photographic road trip May 15. I hope to have this sorted by then....
Wow JRP, 3 months! Thanks for the heads up, I think. I may have found a kit with a 3 stop Grad ND hard and a Grad warm/coral filter. Not crazy about the warming filter, maybe good for sunset though. They want 260.00 for it. Kind of pricy just to get the holder and 1 filter I would use. If they are that hard to get I may have to go for it. Then buy my adapter ring and the filters I will want one of which is their 10 stop ND.
If anybody else know where I can find the kit please let me know.
Thanks Marty. If I can't find one before May 11 or so I will just get a screw on 8 stop ND to hold me over. We are going to be shooting waterfalls & stream in Tenn the following week and just need some slower shutter speeds and hopefully some wider apertures.
Tue 16-Apr-13 08:49 AM | edited Tue 16-Apr-13 08:53 AM by SheriB
I assume you checked 2filter.com. I just got my holder ..backordered since Sept...It seems maybe product is coming in a little quicker lately. But I doubt by your trip..they had the basic filter kit in Sept, just no holder. I was about to switch to a hitech brand one when they shipped mine. I have to say though it seemed fishy. The day I called to change my order..they had just got a shipment in...
Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that the filter holders tend to be interchangeable in that any rectangular filter will work in any holder system that it fits. If you cannot find any of the Lee holders, you might try looking for a Cokin holder.
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Thank you Joseph. I think you are particaly correct. Some filter well interchange. I know for sure the Hitech filters will fit the Lee holder, not sure of any others. My Lee holder will be here tomorrow.
I started out with:
Lee Holder 77mm Wide angle adapter Lee 2 stop GND Hitech 3 stop ND Hitech 7 stop ND
I will soon probably pick up a 3 stop Reverse GND.
That should keep me busy for a while.
In case anybody is wondering, 2filters.com hooked me up. The lady I spoke with (Andrea) was very friendly & helpful. She said they had plenty of holders in stock. The only thing they didn't have was my 7 stop ND which will be in on Monday.