The LEE Filters SW150 Reverse Grad ND 0.9 filter has been specifically designed to give the photographer full control over images shot at the beginning and end of the day. As it’s name suggests, the Reverse ND has a stronger density in the centre of the filter, with a carefully designed transition zone that gives a natural balanced exposure to the sky.
As with all of LEE Filters’ resin graduated filters, the Reverse ND is manufactured by hand by the skilled technicians at the company’s Andover factory. This level of quality control differentiates the Reverse ND from other similar filters on the market. Most importantly, where many similar filters feature a strong ‘stripe’ at the horizon line that fades very sharply, the LEE Reverse ND has a much smoother, more gradual transition between the dyed and clear areas of the filter. The result is a far more pleasing and balanced image than can otherwise be achieved.
Available in 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 ND strengths – which equates to two, three and four stops respectively, and refers to the density in the middle of the filter – the Reverse ND allows exposure to be controlled precisely at the horizon line, where a sunrise or sunset is at its brightest, making it ideal for seascapes in particular.