Lee Filters Lee100 Polariser review

The Lee100 Polariser is designed to be used with one of the best-known filter systems around

Lee Filters Lee100 Polariser
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Lee100 Polarizer is designed specifically for use with the Lee Filters Lee100 filter holder and it snaps reassuringly into place with the toothed front ring making it easy to adjust the degree of polarization even in cold conditions. The release mechanism could be better but it gets easier to use with practice and overall, the filter puts in a good performance.


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    Slimmer than the original Lee Filters polarizer

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    Snaps into place

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    Excellent optical performance


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    There’s a knack to removing it

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    Only compatible with the ‘new’ Lee100 Holder

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Lee Filters is one of the biggest and most widely-known filter manufacturers. Its products are used by many professional photographers, but the company faces increasing competition from other brands.

The current Lee Filters Lee100 Polariser was introduced in March 2019, along with a new Lee100 Holder. The filter replaced the earlier version, which is bigger, heavier and requires an additional ring to be mounted onto the original filter holder. The new Lee100 Polarizer is about half the depth of the original and it has clips rather than a thread to mount it in the current Lee100 holder.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.