LEE85 Filter System for Mirrorless Cameras

March 19, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment |

The new LEE85 Filter System is designed for smaller-bodied cameras and lenses. It shares the same intuitive design features and benefits as the popular LEE100 Filter System, which launched in 2019 for DSLRs and medium- and large-format cameras.

The LEE85 Filter System will be available in a range of four kits: Discover, Develop, Aspire, and Deluxe. It will be available to purchase beginning in late Spring 2020 and will replace the existing Seven5 Filter System.

LEE Filters Press Release

LEE Filters Launches the LEE85 Filter System 

With LEE Filters’ compact LEE85 Filter System, photographers using smaller-bodied cameras and lenses can travel light while maximizing quality and versatility

LONDON, England (17 March 2020) – LEE Filters, a leading manufacturer of high-quality lighting, photographic and cine filters, are introducing the LEE85 Filter System. Centered around a lightweight, compact, precision-engineered aluminium filter holder, the LEE85 Filter System is designed for landscape, cityscape and other photographers working with smaller form-factor compact system cameras, allowing them to travel light without compromising quality or versatility. 

The LEE85 Filter System shares the same intuitive design features and benefits as the popular LEE100 Filter System, which launched in 2019 for DSLRs and medium- and large-format cameras. 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; 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. 

“The LEE85 Filter System’s simple and intuitive design allows photographers to stamp their own creativity on their work and bring their vision to the frame,” says Paul Mason, Managing Director, LEE Filters. “Whether you’re shooting a beautiful landscape or a gritty urban scene, the LEE85 System enables photographers to enjoy all the benefits of LEE’s filter products on a very compact system.”

The LEE85 system is compatible with a full range of filters, including re-imagined LEE85 ND Graduated and Standard filters, which feature a grip tab that increases the visible area and keeps fingerprints off the filter zone. The LEE85 Little Stopper and Big Stopper—neutral-density filters that cut six and 10 stops of light, respectively—also feature useful thumb guides to easily position them squarely within the holder. 

The LEE85 Filter System will be available in a range of four kits: Discover, Develop, Aspire, and Deluxe. Included with each LEE85 Kit is the LEE85 System Pouch, which holds a LEE85 Filter Holder, Polariser, and filters; the Pouch features a concertina design with one slot per filter, and it comes with strap options for over-the-shoulder, belt-loop, and tripod configurations. Additionally, marking a first for LEE Filters, each kit will include three adaptor rings (72mm, 67mm, and 58mm) so that the system can be used straight out of the box. 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.”

The LEE85 Filter System will be available to purchase beginning in late Spring 2020 through LEE Filters’ global dealer networks and, for UK-based customers, also through LEE Direct, LEE Filters’ new e-commerce website. The LEE85 will replace the existing Seven5 Filter System, which will be discontinued at the same time. 

For more information about the LEE85 Filter System, visit www.leefilters.com/LEE85 

Each LEE85 Kit includes:

Discover Kit:

• LEE85 Holder with additional spares

• LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop

• LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium

• Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Develop Kit:

• LEE85 Holder with additional spares

• LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop

• LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium

• LEE Big Stopper with tin

• Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Aspire Kit:

• LEE85 Holder with additional spares

• LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop

• LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium

• LEE 0.9 Neutral Density Graduated Medium

• LEE Big Stopper with tin

• ClearLEE Filter Wash 50ml

• ClearLEE Filter Cloth

• Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

Deluxe Kit:

• LEE85 Holder with additional spares

• LEE85 System Pouch with shoulder strap and belt loop

• LEE 0.6 Neutral Density Graduated Medium

• LEE 0.9 Neutral Density Graduated Medium

• LEE Big Stopper with tin

• LEE85 Polariser with pouch

• ClearLEE Filter Wash 50ml

• ClearLEE Filter Cloth

• Lens Adaptor Ring 72mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 67mm

• Lens Adaptor Ring 58mm

About LEE Filters

Since 1967, LEE Filters has maintained a leading position as the world’s manufacturer of professional quality filters, designed for the entertainment, architectural, and photography industries. Ongoing research and development have kept the company at the forefront of new technologies, adapting to the ever-changing needs of photographers, cinematographers, lighting designers, and architects. Creating equipment that is capable of producing precise, reliable, and repeatable results is what has made LEE Filters the masters of light. 

LEE Filters is part of Panavision’s portfolio of renowned brands, which includes Light Iron, Panalux, Direct Digital and Island Studios. For more information and locations worldwide, visit www.Panavision.com.

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