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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:44 AM

Just had to order Lee 1/8 CT orange from Germany.

 

I assume Panalux and so on have some, but that's for big American movies.

 

For (*£$'s sake. It's made here.

 

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#2 Freya Black

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:00 AM

They seem to have it at stage electronics:

 

http://www.stage-ele...x?code=499-8606

 

Also wondered a mild straw gel would work or if it has to be CTO?

 

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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:17 AM

Thomann are actually cheaper, including shipping from Burgebrach. Seriously.

 

And Stage Electrics don't actually have any. It's on preorder.

 

Thomann don't have heat shield, though.

 

Which brings us down to the real question, which is: why is there a shop.leefiltersusa.com, but not a shop.leefilters.com for the UK?

 

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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

I've had one off items made by Panavision in their machine shop, so it's worth contacting Panalux for single rolls of lighting gel.


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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:01 AM

I assume that you were part of some enormous production at the time, though. I can't imagine they'd give me the time of day.

 

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#6 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:18 AM

No, I just rang them up and asked if they'd make it for me,


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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:33 AM

Crikey. I assume you had to drive a transit van full of gold bullion down there in recompense for this largesse.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:28 PM

LOL No, they also sell T shirts.


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#9 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:02 PM

I always used to buy rolls and part rolls from Lee Lighting, before they were Panalux. They had them on the shelf.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:04 AM

Presumably you tried these who claim to stock it.

http://www.directpho....asp#correction


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#11 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:40 AM

I didn't. I did try a few places with "photographic" in the title, but it's quite difficult to google searches to differentiate between places that sell the Lee camera filters, and people who sell their lighting range.

 

But for pity's sake, this shouldn't be difficult. One of the places on Lee's own "find a dealer" map is out of business, or at least their website is a 403.

 

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#12 Mark Dunn

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:10 AM

I got that one off their map.

I used to get the odd sheet of 80A and ND off SRB but those days seem to be over.


Edited by Mark Dunn, 17 August 2015 - 06:11 AM.

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