Constructed with aluminium, the LEE Filters 105mm Accessories Polariser Front Holder Ring is strong, while being light. Built with durability in mind, it’s also resistant to corrosion, so it will keep looking brand new even in years to come.
You can attach any 100mm filter holder with this holder ring. This opens a wide array of lenses you can use with this system. LEE Filters has a huge selection, which will give you a wide range of options to create something unique.
The polariser can screw permanently onto the front of a standard filter holder enabling a 105mm rotating polariser. This means the polariser can be rotated independently of any other filters, giving you complete control over your shots.
To attach the 105mm Polariser Front Holder Ring to your filter holder, just remove the two front cover plates from the filter guide stack with the screwdriver included with your Foundation Kit. The cover plates are for cosmetic purposes only and serve no other function. With the cover plates removed this will give you enough distance to then use your existing screws to secure the 105mm Polariser Front Holder Ring to both the remaining filter guides.
A polariser will have the greatest effect when positioned 90 degrees from the sun. The effect will gradually reduce as you deviate from that 90-degree angle.
Given the differing effects dependent on viewing angle to the sun, using any polariser on a very wide angle lens can result in some areas of the sky being more polarised than others and consequently result in uneven colour in the sky. To minimise this, rotate the front element to reduce the amount of polarisation and adjust your composition so the gradation looks more natural. This issue will occur with all polarisers and is due to the large angle of view captured with a wide-angle lens.
When it comes to polarisation, more is not always best. Maximum polarisation can often yield unnatural results with skies becoming too dark. Also, by removing all of the glare, you could strip the highlights from your scene and cause it to become too flat. Don’t be afraid to wind it back a little!
To avoid getting fingerprints on your polariser, carry a rubber band in your kit to wrap around the metal ring frame when unscrewing from the front holder ring.
Start off with the LEE Filters 100mm Foundation Kit. It’s fundamental to the LEE Filters system. It takes standard 100mm filters, and can be constructed to take up to four filters at any one time. The filter holder clips onto the adaptor ring which, in turn, screws onto your camera’s lens.
The LEE Filters ClearLEE Filter Wash will clear away dirt, fingerprints and other debris. When we’re shooting outdoors, our cameras are exposed to all sorts of elements – sea spray, dust, rain, snow, dirt, and fingerprints. This can over time reduce the longevity of your filters and can degrade image quality. The ClearLEE Filter Wash is safe to use on the entire range of LEE Filters and is specially formulated to cut through dirt, fingerprints and salt spray safely and effectively.
LEE Filters 105mm Landscape Circular Polariser is a slimline screw-in circular type polariser that will go down to 16/17mm without vignetting when used with a two slotted filter holder on a full frame 35mm sensor. The landscape polariser will work on all types of cameras and is a key tool used by photographers to remove glare and reflections, increase colour saturation and make clouds pop against blue skies.