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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2008, 03:35:57 PM »

OK, ordered today.....

- Set of Soft ND's (0.3, 0.6 and 0.9)
- Lee upgrade Kit
- "Square" Circular Polariser (yes, silly name)

I already have a single Hard 0.6 ND, so hopefully this will compliment the full set of soft’s.

I was "forced" into it by a friend at work who has also ordered the same Circular Polariser setup for the Lee system.
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2008, 03:40:08 PM »
Good luck- ordered mine in November and am still waiting for it to arrive. (Warehouse Express)
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2008, 04:08:42 PM »
Good luck- ordered mine in November and am still waiting for it to arrive. (Warehouse Express)
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You ordered them ages ago.  What did you order?

I called them in advance and they were in stock, so will be here tomorrow.
FYI, they were ordered from Robert White.
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008, 04:44:34 PM »
Well they did not charge me yet. They are waiting for a wide angle adapter which I need as I intend to use ith with the 16-80m CZ.
Need to phone them actually right now and check what happened.
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2008, 04:45:24 PM »
Ouch !

That doesnt sound cheap :-(

I take it you ordered the resin filters as opposed to the pro glass ones ???

I can see why you ordered the square polariser, didnt realise the cicular one was £200+,


I am going to have to get a set at some stage, espescially once i get an ultra wide angle lens, More expense.



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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2008, 04:51:24 PM »
Lee Foundation Kit 1
Lee 62mm Wide Angle Lens Adaptor Ring 1
Lee ND Filter Set - Soft Grad

The above is what I had ordered. Just talked to them- it's now the filters they are waiting for... they have the adapter but the Lee filters apparently take such a long time. They are ordered from the USA and Lee according to the guy I just spoke to are famously slow in their deliveries???
The order is over £226 so n harm if it takes a bit longer after xmas...
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2008, 04:59:03 PM »
Christ, just worked out what i need !

Professional kit
Grad filter kit
wide angle adapter ring x 2
square polariser

Nearly £400 :-(


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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2008, 05:05:48 PM »
Ouch !

That doesnt sound cheap :-(

I take it you ordered the resin filters as opposed to the pro glass ones ???

I can see why you ordered the square polariser, didnt realise the cicular one was £200+,

I am going to have to get a set at some stage, espescially once i get an ultra wide angle lens, More expense.

Rob

The reason for ordering the "Square" CIR POL rather than a "Round" CIR POL  wasn't really for cost, more for flexability.  So the "Round" filters slot on the front using a P-Ring (which rotates and uses up a slot)

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Lee in their continuing efforts to provide filtration for the widest range of cameras and lenses now offer the following Polarisers:

Linear - standard type polariser used to reduce reflections or intensify blue skies.
Circular - modified to be used on cameras with AF or complex metering systems.
Each of these types is available in in 2 styles:

100mm square - 2mm thick square filter to fit into a standard Lee resin filter slot
105mm screw in - used on the front of a Lee holder using the accessory front ring

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So I have ordered a "Square" CIR POL rather than a "Round" CIR POL  (so, Circular rather than Linear).  i.e.  it's not related to the shape of the filter! (you might have already known this, but I didn't until a few days ago.

The "Pro Glass" ND's are not Grads.  These are just 100x100 ND's. The Lee Grads are either Resin or Polyester.

The Lee system is very confusing.  Hopefully, I have ordered correctly. If not, it will make a grown man cry.
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 05:10:15 PM »
So I have ordered a "Square" CIR POL rather than a "Round" CIR POL  (so, Circular rather than Linear).  i.e.  it's not related to the shape of the filter! (you might have already known this, but I didn't until a few days ago.


The Lee system is very confusing.  Hopefully, I have ordered correctly. If not, it will make a grown man cry.



Yes i was aware of the linear and cicular polarisers, only because when i ordered my polariser last year i didnt realise what the difference was.

And yes the lee system is very confusing !

Im sure youve ordered the right bits

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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 09:36:00 PM »
Christ, just worked out what i need !

Professional kit
Grad filter kit
wide angle adapter ring x 2
square polariser

Nearly £400 :-(

Rob

I was looking on EBay the other day, and "Kood" have started doing 100mm filters for the Lee system for about £16 each.
I guess the question is, do the Kood ND's give the purple cast with long exposures?
I've not used any of the Kood filters, but a friend has a Kood CIR POL for one of his lenses and he's been pretty pleased.  Kood also do the B&W filters (Yellow, Orange & Red) which might be worth giving a go as it's not a major investment.

Yes the Lee system is expensive.  I've been putting off purchasing the CIR POL and a full set of ND Grads for ages now, but everytime I use them I keep wishing I got them.  The 0.6 ND Grad is never enough and I get pretty bad Vig with a POL attached to the lens with the 11-18.  Also keep breaking the POL into two bits when taking the Lee adapter ring off the POL - not the best thing to happen when on a bunch of rocks by the sea.

Stef, I'm not sure what it is with WHE and filters, they never seem to have any of them in stock and take ages to deliver and always complain thst it's not their fault.  Maybe "Studio Kit Direct" and "Robert White" have a different supply chain as they always seem to have them in stock.  Maybe it's because they are the main suppliers for Lee filters in the UK (Google Le filters - and you'll see about 3-4 dealers) that they keep stock and order in more when their stocks get low.  Anyway, hope you get them soon :)
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2008, 01:05:23 AM »

I'd like to learn more about the HDR merge (back to the original topic)... springtide & Stef, would you be interested in workshopping a piece for the Articles section?

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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2008, 10:03:09 AM »

Yes I don't mind having a go.  Unless Stef would prefer to do it? 

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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2008, 12:03:08 PM »
Springtide- why don't you go first ;) If you would like to you could send your article to me via email and I (if needed which I doubt!) give you my comments which you then can or not implement into your article?
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2008, 11:18:44 PM »
Springtide- why don't you go first ;) If you would like to you could send your article to me via email and I (if needed which I doubt!) give you my comments which you then can or not implement into your article?
Stef. :P

Sounds like a plan!  ;)
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Re: Merging exposures from a single RAW in Photoshop
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2008, 11:58:22 PM »
Awsome pic. Hurry up with that article. I wanna play. :)

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