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Lee Filters Launches LEE85 Filter System for Crop Sensor Cameras

Quickly and easily attach ND, Polarizer, and Grad ND filters to almost any lens!

LeeFilters LEE85 Fuji

UK-based photo and cine filters maker LEE Filters, announces the LEE85 Filter System. The new system is designed for APS-C and other crop sensor mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

The new system will be perfect for Fuji XT4, XT3, and Sony a6400/6600/6500 photographers for example. Because its design is based on a lightweight, compact, precision-engineered aluminium filter holder, it is similar to the LEE100 System.

However, unlike the bigger LEE100, the new LEE85 has been optimised for photographers working with smaller, compact system cameras.

Designed for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds

The LEE85 Filter System shares the same intuitive design features and benefits as the popular LEE100 Filter System, designed for DSLRs and medium-format cameras.

And its accompanying Grad ND filters have been optimized for APS-C and Four Thirds sensors. Thus giving photographers more fine control over their images compared to the LEE100 system.

Inheriting the Best of the LEE100

As with the LEE100 system, the LEE85 filter holder can be easily attached, adjusted, and locked to the lens with just a finger and thumb. Also, the locking dial can be set to neutral, half-lock or full-lock to offer full flexibility when rotating and adjusting filters.

Available with one-, two-, or three-slot filter guides, the LEE85 system can be used with up to three filters plus a rapid-fitting clip-on Polariser.

LeeFilters LEE85
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Smaller and Compact, but More Versatile

The LEE85 system is compatible with a full range of filters, including re-imagined LEE85 ND Graduated and Standard filters. The filters come with a grip tab that increases the visible area and keeps your fingerprints off the filter zone.

The LEE85 Little Stopper and Big Stopper – ND filters that cut six and 10 stops of light, respectively. These filters also feature useful thumb guides to easily position them squarely within the holder.

Hence, four versions/kits are available: Discover, Develop, Aspire, and Deluxe.

LEE Filters LEE85 Discover Kit
LEE85 Discover Kit

Each kit includes the LEE85 System Pouch. Serving as a holder for the LEE85 Filter Holder, Polariser, and filters, the Pouch features a concertina design with one slot per filter. Additionally, it comes with strap options for over-the-shoulder, belt-loop, and tripod configurations.

Here are the available LEE85 Kits 

  • Discover Kit includes:
    • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
    • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
    • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
    • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • LEE85 Develop Kit includes:
    • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
    • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
    • Big Stopper (10 stop) – with storage tin
    • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
    • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop
  • LEE85 Aspire Kit includes:
    • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
    • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
    • 0.9 Medium ND Grad (3 stop)
    • Big Stopper (10 stop) – with storage tin
    • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
    • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop
    • ClearLEE Filter Wash (50ml) and Cleaning Cloth
  • Deluxe Kit includes:
    • LEE85 Filter Holder – includes 1, 2 and 3 filter guide-blocks
    • 0.6 Medium ND Grad (2 stop)
    • 0.9 Medium ND Grad (3 stop)
    • Big Stopper (10 stop) – with storage tin
    • LEE85 Polariser – with pouch
    • 58mm, 67mm and 72mm Adaptor Rings
    • LEE85 System Pouch – with shoulder strap and belt loop
    • ClearLEE Filter Wash (50ml) and Cleaning Cloth

Adapt to (almost) Any Lens

Additionally, each LEE85 Kit will include three adaptor rings (72mm, 67mm, and 58mm) for some added versatility right out of the box, saving you some money having to order separate rings for these popular filer sizes.

Adaptor rings will also be available for purchase in a range of other lens-thread sizes to support lenses from 37mm up to 72mm.

“The launch of LEE85 is a natural evolution of the next generation of LEE Filters systems, which introduce a new set of experiences for using filters faster and more intuitively on compact system cameras,” says Gerald Smith, Engineering Manager, LEE Filters. “From the entry-level Discover Kit to the all-inclusive Deluxe, LEE85 gives photographers everything they need to get started out of the box.”

See an example of the LEE 100 Filter System

The system is scheduled for delivery in late Spring 2020 through LEE Filters’ authorized dealers. Also, UK buyers can purchase directly from LEE Direct.

UPDATE: You can now order the LEE85 Filter system on B&H

Needless to say, this release is, of course, pending any supply chain issues/delays that may creep up due to the current global health crisis.

Finally, LEE Filters will release pricing in the near future as LEE85 becomes available. To learn more about LEE85 head over to LEE Filters.

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