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About to Reinvest in Filters - Lee?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Atomic, 6 Mar 2010.

  1. Atomic


    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 834

    My main equipment:
    - Canon 450D w/kit lens
    - Tokina 11-16 - with hood
    - Canon 70-200 F4 L IS - with hood
    - Tripod

    - Screw in CPL for each lens
    - ND 106 screw in for the Tokina
    - screw in grad filter for the Tokina

    I've played about with the screw in grad, and I think it maybe a bad purchase considering what you can do with the square/rectangle filters.

    If I go with Lee, is this the correct setup:
    - 77MM adapter ring
    - 67MM adapter ring
    - Holder
    - Grad resin soft set
    - Tintless cloth
    - Filter pouch

    I'm not to sure if I need universal lens hood or not - I have got in the habit of using the lens hoods that came with the lens.

    I have no problem using the CPL's with the holders even though it maybe fiddly. I will keep my screw in 106 ND filter, but can that be used in conjunction with the Lee system or do I need to get their versions of the ND filter?

    I like to shoot anything really; landscapes, scenic scenes, sunrise and sunsets, but the grads mainly to deal with the bright sky.

    Not to sure if I need the hard grads - I don't think I will be doing shots such as seas, but maybe lakes with hills and mountains.

    I may as well use the screw in grad as a frisbie.

    Thanks for help.