The purpose of the Medium Grad is to filter the sky with minimal impact on the land. Falling directly between the soft and hard grads, the medium grad is versatile filter that is softer than the hard grad at the transition point, but not as tapered as the soft grad, making it a great choice filter for any scenario. Ideal when elements like rooftops and mountains protrude into the sky, balancing out the exposure throughout the frame. A true neutral density grad should have no impact on color balance, and because LEE filters are perfectly neutral, your images will be true to what you see in nature.
It is also possible to stack neutral density grad filters within the same holder, as long your filter holder is set up to hold more than one filter, this allows you to achieve a variety of effects. Don’t forget, neutral density graduated filters – as with most others in the LEE Filters range – are compatible with both digital and film photography.
A neutral density grad should be positioned at the point where the brightest area of the frame meets the darker area. This is achieved simply by sliding the filter up and down within the holder, assessing the effect through the viewfinder, until the correct point is reached.
Resin Filters are made from lightweight, optically correct polymeric materials. This ensures they are durable, easy to handle – and can be wiped clean if sprayed by sea or sand during a shoot.
Because all LEE filters are handmade by skilled technicians their quality is guaranteed.