LEE Filters SW150 Mark II
LEE Filters has announced the New SW150 MK II Filter System.
Landscape photographers have long understood the benefits of Ultra-Wideangle lenses, but their design constraints made the use of filters virtually impossible. Now, the SW150 Mark II filter holder opens up opportunities for the creative use of filters, without the need to be concerned about vignetting.
The design of the SW150 Mark II has been adapted from its predecessor and is now not only compatible with LEE’s range of filters, but also the polarizer and Little and Big Stoppers.
The SW150 Mark II fits to the lens via a lens adapter that needs to be purchased separately from the filter holder. Each adapter consists of a front ring, a compression ring and a locking ring that has been specifically designed for each particular lens. When fitted, they form a collar that remains on the lens at all times.
Due to the size of the front element of ultra-wide angle lenses, the filters for the SW150 System are larger that those in the standard 100mm range; graduated filters are 150x170, while standard filters, the Big and Little Stopper and the Polarizer are 150x150.
The SW150 Holder comes assembled with two filter slots, enabling you to use neutral density graduated filters in combination with other filters.
The SW150 Mark II filter Holder comes fitted with a Light-shield. This shield helps to prevent unwanted back reflection and creates a light tight seal enabling the use of both the Little and Big Stopper. Photographers who already own the SW150 Mark I can purchase the light-shield separately and retro fit it to their existing SW150 Holder.