Dropped and broke my 10 stop LEE filter today!

7 months 4 weeks ago #681153 by Scott Klubeck
Dang it!  I’ve only had this darn filter for 3 months.  Just perfect.  I thought these things could take some sort of impact/drop.  Well that’s money down the drain.  I hope this isn’t indicator of what my week will be like.  


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7 months 4 weeks ago #681156 by garyrhook

Scott Klubeck wrote: Dang it!  I’ve only had this darn filter for 3 months.  Just perfect.  I thought these things could take some sort of impact/drop.  Well that’s money down the drain.  I hope this isn’t indicator of what my week will be like.  


Bummer. No one likes to damage equipment. It bites.

On the bright side, now you have an excuse to buy a better one. Say, Formatt-Hitech, or NiSi, or Breakthrough.


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7 months 4 weeks ago #681165 by Kenya See
Sorry to hear about this!

But do they make a drop proof glass for any filters?  Kind of thought all filters will break if dropped.  


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7 months 4 weeks ago #681166 by KENT MELTON
That sucks, sorry to hear!


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7 months 3 weeks ago #681244 by CatherineW
About 3 years ago, same thing happened to me.  Well kind of the same.   I was at Colorado River shooting with some friends and jumped from one rock to another and my filter that was on the front of my camera slide out of the bracket and landed on a rock before falling into the water.  My son was able to get the filter for me, however top right edge was chipped off.  That was a Formatt Hitech Ken Keminosky kit. No filter is immune to drops like these. 

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7 months 3 weeks ago #681291 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Scott

You can always try sticky tape and a bit of fencing wire .... it seems to be a universal fix used by farmers, outback workers and occasionally some photographers (at least with tripods etc) :)

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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7 months 3 weeks ago #681294 by Nikon Shooter
… and then, that is only if the right matching fencing wire
colour is available. Downunder perhaps? :P

Hi Phil, hanging tight?

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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7 months 3 weeks ago #681296 by Devon Franklin
I have Breakthrough filters.  Actually my son got these for me for Christmas last year.  I'm happy with them.  


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7 months 3 weeks ago #681428 by Eric A
I broke a 6 stop ND last summer.  I had the filter on my lap and forgot about it when I got out of my truck.  It fell to the pavement and cracked in half.  

My Camera Bag:

Canon 7D | 50mm f/1.2 | 17-40mm f/4 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 320EX | 580EXII

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7 months 3 weeks ago #681456 by Ira Weber
I  feel your  pain.  Been there and done that.  

+1 Go for the NiSi or HiTech  filters.  


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7 months 3 weeks ago #681505 by Scuba Mike
Well that is unfortunate,  look at it this way, things could have  been worse.  You could have dropped your lens! 


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7 months 3 weeks ago #681624 by Kitzmiller
That SUCKS!  I was going to say the same about  things could have been worse.  But the  plus side is you won't need to worry about the blue tint from that lens any longer.  :rofl:    Sorry had to make a joke.  Did you figure  out  which direction  you will go for  replacement? 


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