The Lee SW150 Reverse ND 1.2 (4 stop) is a 150x170mm neutral density filter with a smooth transition from dark to light from the middle of the filter upwards. It is particularly useful for seascapes when shooting bright horizons at sunrise or sunset, and is designed to give a more pleasing and natural balanced exposure to the sky. This filter is also available in 0.6 and 0.9 ND strengths.
Key Features: Lee SW150 Reverse ND 1.2 (4 Stop) Filter
- For DSLR, medium and large format cameras with ultra-wideangle lenses
- Compatible with Lee SW150 filter holder system (not included)
- 150x170mm ND 1.2 reduces four stops of light
- Ideal for sunrises and sunsets
- Filter is at its most dense on the horizon line, with a gradual transition zone
- Most effective when used on lenses of 24mm or wider on a full frame DSLR (or equivalent)
- Available in 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 ND strengths
Lee Filters Reverse ND with Mark Bauer
For sunrises and sunsets slide the filter in the holder to position so the most dense area is on the horizon line where the sun is brightest. The gradual ND transition zone will control the exposure preventing the sun and sky burning out, and the clear area will keep a reasonable exposure for foreground and middle ground interest.
More control over exposure
The new range of LEE Reverse ND filters have been specifically designed to give the photographer full control over images shot at the beginning and end of the day. As it's name suggests, the Reverse ND has a stronger density in the centre of the filter, with a carefully designed transition zone that gives a natural balanced exposure to the sky.
Available in 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 ND strengths
Available in 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 ND strengths - which equates to two, three and four stops respectively, and refers to the density in the middle of the filter - the Reverse ND allows exposure to be controlled precisely at the horizon line, where a sunrise or sunset is at its brightest, making it ideal for seascapes in particular.
Select the right lens
The Reverse ND has been designed to be at its most effective when used on lenses of 24mm or wider on a full frame DSLR (or equivalent).
Professional LEE quality
As with all of LEE Filters' resin graduated filters, the Reverse ND is manufactured by hand by the skilled technicians at the company's Andover factory. This level of quality control differentiates the Reverse ND from other similar filters on the market. Most importantly, where many similar filters feature a strong 'stripe' at the horizon line that fades very sharply, the LEE Reverse ND has a much smoother, more gradual transition between the dyed and clear areas of the filter. The result is a far more pleasing and balanced image than can otherwise be achieved.
Before and after LEE Reverse ND sample images:
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