LEE Filters launches the LEE85 Filter System

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LEE Filters has announced the LEE85 Filter System. The system is centered around a lightweight, compact, precision-engineered aluminum filter holder.

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The LEE85 Filter System is designed for photographers and videographers working with smaller form-factor compact system cameras, allowing them to travel light without compromising quality or versatility.

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LEE Filters LEE100 Filter Holder

The LEE85 Filter System shares the same design features and benefits as the larger LEE100 Filter System, which is meant for medium- and large-format cameras.

Just like the LEE100 system, the LEE85 filter holder can be easily attached, adjusted, and locked to the lens with just a finger and thumb; the locking dial can be set to neutral, half-lock or full-lock to offer full flexibility when rotating and adjusting filters.

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The system is available with one-, two-, or three-slot filter guides, the LEE85 system can be used with up to three filters plus a rapid-fitting clip-on Polariser.

Compatability

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The LEE85 system is compatible with a full range of filters, including re-imagined LEE85 ND Graduated and Standard filters, which feature a grip tab that increases the visible area and keeps fingerprints off the filter zone. The LEE85 Little Stopper and Big Stopper—neutral-density filters that cut six and 10 stops of light, respectively—also feature useful thumb guides to easily position them squarely within the holder.

Different Versions Available

The LEE85 Filter System will be available in a range of four kits: Discover, Develop, Aspire, and Deluxe. Included with each LEE85 Kit is the LEE85 System Pouch, which holds a LEE85 Filter Holder, Polariser, and filters; the Pouch features a concertina design with one slot per filter, and it comes with strap options for over-the-shoulder, belt-loop, and tripod configurations.

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Additionally, marking a first for LEE Filters, each kit will include three adaptor rings (72mm, 67mm, and 58mm) so that the system can be used straight out of the box. Adaptor rings will also be available for purchase in a range of other lens-thread sizes to support lenses from 37mm up to 72mm.

Discover Kit

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  • LEE85 Holder with additional spares
  • LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Develop Kit

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  • LEE85 Holder with additional spares
  • LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium
  • LEE Big Stopper with tin
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Aspire Kit

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  • LEE85 Holder with additional spares
  • LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium
  • LEE 0.9 Neutral Density Graduated Medium
  • LEE Big Stopper with tin
  • ClearLEE Filter Wash 50ml
  • ClearLEE Filter Cloth
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Deluxe Kit

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  • LEE85 Holder with additional spares
  • LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium
  • LEE 0.9 Neutral Density Graduated Medium
  • LEE Big Stopper with tin
  • LEE85 Polariser with pouch
  • ClearLEE Filter Wash 50ml
  • ClearLEE Filter Cloth
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm
  • Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Price & Availability

The LEE85 Filter System will be available to purchase beginning in late Spring 2020 through LEE Filters’ global dealer networks and, for UK-based customers, also through LEE Direct, LEE Filters’ new e-commerce website. The LEE85 will replace the existing Seven5 Filter System, which will be discontinued at the same time.

There is currently no indication of pricing. If you weren’t aware, LEE Filters is part of Panavision’s portfolio of brands, which includes Light Iron, Panalux, Direct Digital and Island Studios.

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