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Not sure if this has been discussed, but I gave the knock off LEE 82mm WA adapter on eBay a try and it works great. I have an Authentic 77mm one and its exactly the same but bigger. Only 12$.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-82mm-Metal-Adapter-ring-for-LEE-holder-4-4-4-5-65-/150878386956?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item23210d7b0c



Nov 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


mattharris19 wrote:
Not sure if this has been discussed, but I gave the knock off LEE 82mm WA adapter on eBay a try and it works great. I have an Authentic 77mm one and its exactly the same but bigger. Only 12$.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-82mm-Metal-Adapter-ring-for-LEE-holder-4-4-4-5-65-/150878386956?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item23210d7b0c


Is this actually metal What I hate about the actual Lee 82mm wide angle adaptor is that it is aluminum, unlike the 77mm version. I find that it tends to bind to the filters and is extremely difficult to get off.



Nov 13, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #3 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


It sure seems like a good option for the 17 T/S DIY adapter


Nov 13, 2012 at 04:11 AM
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p.1 #4 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


mattharris19 wrote:
Not sure if this has been discussed, but I gave the knock off LEE 82mm WA adapter on eBay a try and it works great. I have an Authentic 77mm one and its exactly the same but bigger. Only 12$.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-82mm-Metal-Adapter-ring-for-LEE-holder-4-4-4-5-65-/150878386956?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item23210d7b0c

khurram1 wrote:
Is this actually metal What I hate about the actual Lee 82mm wide angle adaptor is that it is aluminum, unlike the 77mm version. I find that it tends to bind to the filters and is extremely difficult to get off.


The eBay description says it's metal.



Nov 13, 2012 at 06:12 AM
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p.1 #5 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


Just ordered one, will give it a whirl


Nov 17, 2012 at 09:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


Lubricate the threads with Molylube to prevent binding!! I found this necessary with my step-up rings and filters. With digital my only filters are the polarizer (infrequently used) and a clear 'UV' for lens protection, Secondly, do loosen the rings and filters to catch binding early.

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Nov 18, 2012 at 07:15 AM
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p.1 #7 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


They are ALL aluminum, which is not the cause of binding. That is the finish. You can avoid binding by NEVER screwing filters on all the way, and applying a very tiny drop of oil or wax to the threads when you get the filters. It will last for some time.


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p.1 #8 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


Since my Lee adapter has been back ordered since August I will give this one a try.


Nov 22, 2012 at 08:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


Just ordered the 77mm from them. The auction title said for Lee but the description said for Cokin so I asked them. He said they were for the the Lee Foundation system and this one was the WA version. We'll see how it works since mine is back ordered from Adorama anyway.


Nov 23, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #10 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


link no longer works. I found another listing from China, is this the same one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-82mm-Metal-Adapter-ring-for-LEE-holder-4-4-4-5-65-/150878386956?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item23210d7b0c

It doesn't say if its a wide angle adaptor ring, or the regular 82mm ring.



Dec 31, 2012 at 09:28 AM
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p.1 #11 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


Jeffrey wrote:
They are ALL aluminum, which is not the cause of binding. That is the finish. You can avoid binding by NEVER screwing filters on all the way, and applying a very tiny drop of oil or wax to the threads when you get the filters. It will last for some time.


thanks for the advice - will try using wax or oil - any specific types you can suggest?

There is a definite difference between the finish between the 77mm WA Lee rings and the 82mm WA rings. the 77mm feel like metal, the 82mm are obviously aluminum. I've never had binding issues with the 77mm, but always seem to have issues with the 82mm rings. I have tried not screwing them in all the way, but occasionally have accidently still ended up having the rings being screwed in when rotating the lens hood, since most of the filters i use are thinner mount (B+W xs Pro). at times, the only way i've been able to remove the filters is by breaking the filter (filter wrench doesn't seem to work), which is expensive given the cost of these filters.



Dec 31, 2012 at 09:52 AM
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p.1 #12 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


khurram1 wrote:
thanks for the advice - will try using wax or oil - any specific types you can suggest?

I use a wax-based bicycle chain lubricant. I just put a little on a paper towel and then rub that onto the filter threads. Then use a dry towel to remove any excess. Been doing this for about ten years now with no problems. Once dry it's unnoticeable and won't run, spread, drip, stain, attract dirt, etc.



Jan 02, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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Jan Brittenson wrote:
I use a wax-based bicycle chain lubricant. I just put a little on a paper towel and then rub that onto the filter threads. Then use a dry towel to remove any excess. Been doing this for about ten years now with no problems. Once dry it's unnoticeable and won't run, spread, drip, stain, attract dirt, etc.

Thanks, will give that a try!



Jan 02, 2013 at 04:54 AM
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p.1 #14 · Lee knock off 82mm WA adapter GREAT


Mine has still never come, just for your information...I get communication from them, telling me to be patient, but it is coming up 2 months...o well lucky it is only $12...

Time to get a real one I guess



Jan 05, 2013 at 03:28 AM





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