0.6 Neutral Density Hard Grad reduces exposure by 2 stops without affecting colour balance. Hard transition from dark to light.
The Lee ND Grads may well be the most labour intensive item in many camera bags. Our skilled UK team gradually builds up the ND and gradation by dipping optically correct resin in and out of baths of dye and continuously monitoring the results. Each filter is Handmade and represents up to an hour of skilled work.
Compatible with both digital and film photography. Whatever format you shoot, ND Grads help cameras record scenes more like we see them with a broad tonal range that's lost if not captured in the moment.
Precise creative control. There is a place in landscape photography for both hard and soft grads. Which one you decide to use will depend mainly on the subject matter of your image.
As a general rule, a hard grad would be used for images containing a horizon, or any hard transition between the sky and the foreground - even with jagged or mountainous horizons, the exposure can be controlled far easier with a hard grad.
Soft grads perform best in woodland, mist, or interiors. Anywhere where there is no definite transition between sky and foreground, a soft grad will gently balance exposure across the image.
Ultimate flexibility. ND Grads can be stacked together, or with other filters, so you can respond to almost any lighting situation.