Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/08/07

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Subject: [Leica] New Lee filter set for rangefinder cameras
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Thu Aug 7 12:02:23 2008

And with live view, you've got even greater control pre-shot!
Nice to have lots of choices :-)

Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA

----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Pope <>
To: Leica Users Group <>
Sent: Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:03:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] New Lee filter set for rangefinder cameras

You make a fair point Bob.  I've had some success with making graduated 
filters in PS. Having it in Lightroom it will be real boon. But I've had 
quite a few instances where filters at the taking stage would have been 
a great help to balance the shot.  Even with the greater dynamic range 
of digital, I think I prefer to have a means to control the highlights 
other than just reducing exposure for the whole scene then playing 
around in Lightroom/Photoshop afterwards.

Mark Pope,
Swindon, Wilts

Picture a week (2008):

Bob Adler wrote:
> I've been a Lee filter system fan and user for many years now. As I move 
> to digital only, I find there is very little need for them. Lightroom 2 
> has a wonderful graduated filter tool that allows you to go top to bottom, 
> left to right, corner to center, bottom top ad infinitum. You can also 
> adjust the exposure effect. Stuff I used to always guess at. For 
> conversion to BW/Grayscale, the color sliders allow you to add filters 
> instantaneously and also adjust their strength to taste.
> The only need I have for my Lee filters now is for ND filters to slow 
> things down or for my very large 105mm polorizing filter that I use on my 
> wide angle lenses.
> If you're digital, best to spend your money on LR2 rather than filters...
> IMO,
> Bob
>  Bob Adler
> Palo Alto, CA

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