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07-03-13, 05:06 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Sorry Chris - but I have to say that you have got that wrong. Admittedly the Lee holder might be somewhat more robust than a plastic cheapie but the optical quality of the filters show no discernible difference from "cheap as chips" stuff straight from China.
Like everything else, that statement is subject to provisos. At the extremes of performance you might begin to notice differences. But for exhibition and competition work using my D800 and D800E with the Nikkor 24-70mm and 70-200mm VR2 lenses (or the 16-35mm that I used before the 14-24mm) and producing A3+ prints from as little as 20% of the image area, then there is certainly no visible quality difference when using Chinese Cheapies than when using expensive Lee filters on the 14-24mm Nikkor.
In fact I get a slight magenta colour cast from the Lee 0.6ND grad that I don't get from the cheapies. Fortunately that is easily removed in Lightroom.
I don't get any colour cast from my Lee Filters, at all, but I do from my cheap variable ND filter that was made in China. Think we must be living in a parallel universe to you Changling
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