STEP BY STEP HOW TO STACK FILTERS
The correct way to load up a LEE filter holder for better photos
01 ADAPTER RING
Dedicated filter holders require an adapter ring that screws into the front filter thread of your lens (if it has one) and the filter holder is then mounted to this securing ring. Make sure you get the correct size adapter rings you’ll need to use with your lenses.
03 CUSTOMIZE YOUR KIT
Our LEE 100 filter holder came with accessories and a tool to allow you to change how many filters you’d like to stack at once. By default it came with the ability to stack two filters, but could be swapped out for adapters that house either one or three filters.
05 GRADUATED NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS
These block out light like an ND filter but they transition to clear glass at one end of the filter. This makes them useful for reducing the light in a bright part of the frame such as the sky. They also come in varying hard or soft gradations and strengths.
02 FILTER HOLDER
There are two types of filters, the screw-in circular type that mount directly to the front of your lens’ filter thread, and square filters which use a dedicated filter holder. The latter is more cumbersome to carry but offers the best precision and flexibility.
04 NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS
Neutral density (ND) filters act like sunglasses by blocking light so you can use slower shutter speeds, even in daylight. NDS come in different strengths, such as LEE’S Little, Big and Super stoppers, which block out 6, 10 and 15 stops of light respectively.
06 CIRCULAR POLARIZER (CPL) FILTERS
With the LEE100 system the circular polarizer is the last piece to be attached, though on other filter systems it might be the first. The circular polarizer clips onto the front of the filter holder and can be rotated to cut out polarized light.