LEE Filters 100mm ND Grad Medium Filter Set
The Lee 100mm Neutral Density (ND) Grad Medium Filter Set contains three graduated resin filters (0.3, 0.6 and 0.9) that enable the photographer to adjust exposure (by 1, 2, and 3 stops) over part of the photograph without affecting colour balance. These ND Grads feature a medium transition from dark to light and are ideal for use when elements of the scene protrude into the sky, be the rooftops of buildings or the peaks of mountains. The nature of the transition between coated and uncoated areas of the filter means that the sky can be filtered with minimal impact on the land beneath it. Lee 100mm Filter Holder and Adapter Ring required.
LEE 100mm ND Grad Filter Set Medium: Key Features
3x ND filters with Medium gradation
Designed for landscape photography
Allows users to balance the exposure within a scene
Filter the sky with minimal impact on the land
Ideal when elements like rooftops and mountains protrude into the sky
Enables cloud detail to be kept correctly exposed, avoids the "white out" effect
Gives great control over the exposure
Compatible with Lee 100mm Filter Holder (not included)
Filter size: 100x150mm
1x 0.3 Neutral Density Medium Filter - reduces exposure by 1 stop
1x 0.6 Neutral Density Medium Filter - reduces exposure by 2 stops
1x 0.9 Neutral Density Medium Filter - reduces exposure by 3 stops
Lee Filter Holder required
Lee Adaptor Ring required - check your lens' thread size
Should I use hard or soft grads?
As a general rule, a hard grad would be used for images containing a horizon, or any hard transition between the sky and the foreground - even with jagged or mountainous horizons, the exposure can be controlled far easier with a hard grad.
Medium Neutral Density Grads
Filter the sky with minimal impact on the land. Ideal when elements like rooftops and mountains protrude into the sky.
Soft grads perform best in woodland, mist, or interiors. Anywhere where there is no definite transition between sky and foreground, a soft grad will gently balance exposure across the image.
Neutral Density Grads
The LEE Filters range of Neutral Density (ND) Graduated Filters enable the photographer to selectively adjust exposure across the frame without affecting colour balance. They are almost an essential in modern landscape photography on both digital and film cameras. They come in a range of strengths denoting the light stopping power of the filter and a range of gradations between the dark and clear areas of the filter. Together these enable light control and creative flexibility in a wide range of situations.