I'm a big fan of Lee neutral density filters. The only downside has been their tendency to add a blue or cooling hue to images. Recently, Lee released the ProGlass IRND range, promising the cooling effect.
So before heading up to the Noosa National Park last weekend, I picked up a ProGlass 3 stop neutral density filter to test out Lee's claim. The weather wasn't great, but I managed to get a few shots in. I can safely say, the ProGlass range is a fantastic improvement over the standard neutral density filters. There is very little colour distortion across the spectrum. The image below was shot on my trusty 5D Mark II was coupled with a 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM lens. The settings were 1 second at f/18 with the ISO set to 100.
Having only tested the three stop neutral density filter, I would love to try out the rest of the range. Don't get me wrong. The standard Lee Filters are great and will remain a valuable part of my kit for years to come. For anyone wanting to invest in a set of neutral density filters, the Lee ProGlass IR ND range is a new benchmark.