Lee Filter Holder - Lost screw and spring mechanism

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  1. Fintan

    Fintan Member

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    I lost the screw and spring from my lee filter holder yesterday while packing my camera back into my bag while out shooting. I searched around in the grass and leaves but unfortunatly I couldnt find them :sad:

    Can anyone say if its best to contact Lee directly for a replacement or if I should contact the dealers? I'm hoping I wont have to replace the entire holder.

    Can anyone advise please?

    Fintan
     
  2. Claire Senft

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    I would advise you to call or email Lee. While you are at it , buy a couple of spares.
     
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    Same thing happened to me when I was on assignment overseas. I managed to get by just fine using the spring from a retractable ball pt. pen and a metric screw from the hardware store. However, if you desire a factory replace, contact the Lee office in Ca.
     
  4. Fintan

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    Just to update the thread, I contacted Lee in the UK and they sent me the part for free which is very much appreciated.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  5. Paul Jenkin

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    Lee provides fantastic customer service. My wife bought me a filter (as a present) which was a duplicate of one I already had. I rang Lee's UK operation and explained what had happened and they happily exchanged it for one I really wanted (top half 0.9 hard ND, bottom half 81B warm up).

    I was also looking for a wide angle holder for a lens with a 95mm filter thread. Lee makes one but it will vignette. The chap at Lee told me they get round this by producing a 'push-on' version with a 100mm diameter and a 'shim' that fits snugly onto the lens. Their products aren't cheap but, in my experience, they are the best.