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What is the next best option to the notoriously hard to get Lee Filter System and the Big Stopper filter? Why is a product that so many seem to love so hard to get? Is Lee a small production company? I can't imagine why they wouldn't expand to meet demand.


Apr 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Lee is indeed a small company, and their products are each made one-by-one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMu_m203YaY



Apr 20, 2013 at 05:48 AM
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dcains wrote:
Lee is indeed a small company, and their products are each made one-by-one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMu_m203YaY


Interesting. I'm sure there is a good reason they run like a cottage industry, but that looks like a rather inefficient production process to me. Many places the process seems to be only one step up from a school lab - casting of such small pieces of resin using what look like paper clips to hold the mould together, manual dip coating etc.



Apr 20, 2013 at 06:18 AM
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p.1 #4 · What is the next best option to....


yeah, well, that's the way something's work. quaint isn't it? as inefficient as some things seem and its the end result that matters.

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p.1 #5 · What is the next best option to....


I actually think its wonderful that a company that employs people rather than machines like that can thrive in the modern world. It's just that watching the video i was struck by the thought that if *I* were to scale up a lab process the end result would look something like what they have. And not to be-little my abilities, i am not exactly what you would call an efficiency or scale-up expert




Apr 20, 2013 at 07:43 AM
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p.1 #6 · What is the next best option to....


dcains wrote:
Lee is indeed a small company, and their products are each made one-by-one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMu_m203YaY



That was very interesting. Thanks for posting.



Apr 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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p.1 #7 · What is the next best option to....


I waited and waited and waited and finally got the Lee Big Stopper through B&H when they got a small batch in off intergalactic back order. I think the next best option is going to be Singh Ray, for a high quality filter.

http://singh-ray.com/mor-slo10.html

ken



Apr 20, 2013 at 02:01 PM
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now don't drop it


Apr 20, 2013 at 04:59 PM





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