Mixing Sinar and Lee filter holder components

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I currently have a Sinar 100 mm resin filter holder. Although I'm reasonably happy wit the system, Sinar's filter selection is somewhat limited. No one else makes filters for this system. I've had the edges of several Lee filters and Singh-Ray filters milled to fit my holder, but it's an added expense.

I'm considering switching to Lee's system, which supports filters of 2 widths (1.5-2 mm and 2-4 mm). I was wondering if anyone knows if the Lee holder will work with the lens adapeter rings of my Sinar system?

Thanks, Bruce

-- Bruce M. Herman (bherman@gci.net), May 28, 2000


Sinar has stopped production of their resin filter line.

-- Ellis Vener (evphoto@insync.net), May 28, 2000.

Well, Ellis, I seem to have an even better reason to switch!

Question still stands.


-- Bruce M. Herman (bherman@gci.net), May 28, 2000.

The Lee holder will not work with the Sinar adapter rings, but the Lee filters fit to the Sinar filter holder with some milling.

-- Gudmundur Ingslfsson (imynd@simnet.is), May 30, 2000.

Hello Bruce

I've not used the Sinar filter system, but I understand that they were manufactured in the UK by Formatt Filters (who make the Hitech system). I believe that both Lee Filters and Format Filters will make custom sizes.

Try www.formatt.co.uk and www.leefilters.com

Let me know if you have any success.


David Nash

-- David Nash (nashcom@btinternet.com), June 01, 2000.

Will Sinar filters fit the Lee or Hi Tech holders? My understanding is that the Sinar filters are either 1mm or 1.25 mm think (as oposed to Lee / Hi Tech which are either 1.5mm or 2mm. I am asking because I need to replace my grad filters and would like to still be able to not have to replace my set of Sinar caolor balance and cc filters.

-- Ellis Vener (evphoto@insync.net), June 03, 2000.


My interpretation of the information on the Lee web site is that they include a pair of 1 mm slots in the Foundation Kit. They are also sold separately. So I don't think that there should be any problem.


-- Bruce M. Herman (bherman@gci.net), June 07, 2000.


I looked at Formatt's site. It appears that they are the manufacturer of Hitech filters. Their filters are 1.5 mm thick according to the B&H catalog. As their holder is more expensive than the Lee holder, and because I want to use Singh-Ray split ND filters, I think that I'll go with the Lee system.


-- Bruce M. Herman (bherman@gci.net), June 07, 2000.

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