Lee lighting pack

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MAGLINK
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I got one of these off e-bay recently and thought it might be useful for other DV users, it pretty much covers all the gels and diffusers you may need:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lee-Master-Location-Filter-Pack-NEW_W0QQitemZ220486909139QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CamerasPhoto_CameraAccessories_CameraLensesFilters_JN?hash=item33560b3cd3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_1089wt_1167

paulears
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It's a good package, but the small sheet sizes limit what you can do - no big sheets on the front of redheads or blondes, or even smallish windows?

MAGLINK
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I modified my redheads by adding some bulldog clips pop rivetted at right angles to the edge of the doors, I appreciate that the 12x12" sizes are a bit small but £3.50 for 10 bulldog clips means they now fit my barn doors OK.

paulears
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I've always found that although Lee HT is ok close in like this, the darker colours like 106 and 126 burn out very quickly - hence why I always use the bigger sheet size, cut in half - which fits between virtually wide open bard doors.

One thing - if you've never tried it - Mauve 126 is a very strange colour. If you look through it, everything has a nice mauve colour - BUT anything yellow turns red - a small bit, taped over the lens produces very strange results, and if you turn it monochrme it can give a psuedo computer/infra red look. It's really an odd gel.

RayL
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Re: Gary's use of bulldog clips, I prefer wooden clothes pegs. They don't get as hot as metal clips when it comes to the derig.

Ray L

MAGLINK
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Take your points guys I have put the clips on the front edge of the barn doors so the filter is quite a distance away from the bubble, this also allows some cooling.

Its not perfect but as I have the daylight dichrolic filters on the heads I didnt want to spend loads on gels that I may never use, I have some large rolls of coloured gels for effects but this kit is a good entry package and for anyone wanting some gels for use with smaller led or prosumer lights it is good value.