Lee Filters System & Polariser

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Good morning all,

I've just bought a selection of 100mm & 100mm x 150mm Lee filters which obviously work in conjunction with the foundation kit.

However, if I want to use a polarising filter too, what's the best way to go about this.

I can see they offer a 105mm one that screws in to the adaptor ring (I think), but i'm really looking for advice from those that use the system and also use a polariser with it, before I go spending more money

TIA al
 

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Your assumption about the adapter ring is correct.....fixes to the front to faciliate a 105mm polariser. You're not limited to Lee's own polariser....I use a B&W but Heliopan are also popular.
It's worth considering possible vignetting when extending filters forward and I have a second holder with just one slot and the polariser ring to keep things slimmer.

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Thanks for that George.

So basically I would need to ensure that my existing polarised has a thread on the front and then I could screw my wide angle Lee adapter ring on to that?

Assuming that is right, I'd also not get any vignetting?
 

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I'm Bob not George (although it is my middle name).....
The polariser fits on the front of the Lee holder (hence the adapter ring)...forward of the other filter/filters so that you can turn it as required.
 
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Sorry Bob, as I was typing, I saw a guy called George had got hoodwinked!

So, i've found a few videos and can see how the ring attaches - can you tell me if you can just leave it on the front permanently?
 
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Sorry Bob, as I was typing, I saw a guy called George had got hoodwinked!

So, i've found a few videos and can see how the ring attaches - can you tell me if you can just leave it on the front permanently?
Yes, the polariser ring stays on permanently.
 
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Yes, the polariser ring stays on permanently.
Thanks very much Phil - do you use one yourself? Just wondering how it is for you with the drop-in filters in front of it and generally if it's easy to use
 

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It's easy to use at the front and my advice is to set the polariser before dropping in the ND behind it.

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Thanks Bob, i'd best get my wallet out again then :)
 
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