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Lee Filters releases new filter holder to fit just ONE lens

LEE Filters Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S filter holder
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Lee Filters has announced a new filter holder (opens in new tab) to complement its existing Lee100 filter system. What makes this holder unusual is that it's designed to fit just one lens: the Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S (opens in new tab) ultra-wide zoom. Great news for Nikon Z mirrorless (opens in new tab) shooters who want to capture shots like ultra-wide landscapes while using neutral density filters to smooth water or blur moving clouds.

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In order to cover the huge frontal diameter of the Z 14-24mm and fit its extra-large 112mm filter thread without causing vignetting, the new holder is physically larger than a regular Lee100 holder and features "a bespoke compression system for safe and secure placement on the lens barrel with optimized vignette performance".

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The holder is constructed from aluminum alloy with an anti-reflective coating, while an integrated gasket protects against light leaks when shooting long exposures through especially dark neutral density filters such as Lee's own Big Stopper (opens in new tab) filter. Visual "smart alignment" markings aid accurate positioning of the holder on the lens.

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In common with Lee's existing Lee100 holder, you get the same interchangeable modular filter mounting blocks on either side, while quick-change filter frames allow the use of existing 100x100mm and 100x150mm filters. 

A large tab at the top of each quick-change filter frame is incorporated so you can better position your filter in the holder without touching the filter surface, thereby avoiding the risk of smudges and fingerprints on the filter itself. Each frame also has a physical stop to ensure it won't drop down in the holder to the point the frame becomes visible in shot.

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While the new Z 14-24mm holder is compatible with existing Lee filters, Lee is also introducing newly-designed 100mm 'Stopper' neutral density filters which do without the usual foam perimeter gasket to help prevent light leaks during long exposures.

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Read more:

• The best polarizing filters (opens in new tab)
• The best neutral density filters (opens in new tab)
• The best ND grad filters (opens in new tab)
Lee Filters launches the Lee100 filter system (opens in new tab)
The best camera gear for landscape photography (opens in new tab)

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Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.