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J.R.

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How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:05:39 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm having a frustrating experience with the Lee Big Stopper. I've been waiting for what seems like an eternity.

Anyone faced with a similar situation? How long is the waiting on average?

The only other option available is the Hitech 10 stop ND - but I've decided against it because it is reported to have color cast issues.
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How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:05:39 AM »

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 10:42:41 AM »
I've been waiting for one and they seem to get shipments monthly at BHphoto. It's always too late by the time I get to the site. :/

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 03:20:02 PM »
I suggest waiting for the Big Stopper rather than going for the Hitech option. I also suggest looking around all the other retailers in your particular continent... I reside in Europe, most retailers all over were back-ordered, but you can usually find one who has 10 stop ND from Lee available from stock. Got one within 3 days from Ireland.

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 09:32:14 PM »
I suggest waiting for the Big Stopper rather than going for the Hitech option. I also suggest looking around all the other retailers in your particular continent... I reside in Europe, most retailers all over were back-ordered, but you can usually find one who has 10 stop ND from Lee available from stock. Got one within 3 days from Ireland.

Thanks! Pity Lee doesn't have any dealers / resellers in India. I guess I have to put my trust in BHPhoto and wait.
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 10:39:39 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm having a frustrating experience with the Lee Big Stopper. I've been waiting for what seems like an eternity.

Anyone faced with a similar situation? How long is the waiting on average?

The only other option available is the Hitech 10 stop ND - but I've decided against it because it is reported to have color cast issues.

I got mine from eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-Big-Stopper-4-x4-10-Stop-Neutral-Density-ND-Glass-Filter-Brand-New-/160988217665?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item257ba54141

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 11:31:55 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm having a frustrating experience with the Lee Big Stopper. I've been waiting for what seems like an eternity.

Anyone faced with a similar situation? How long is the waiting on average?

The only other option available is the Hitech 10 stop ND - but I've decided against it because it is reported to have color cast issues.

I got mine from eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-Big-Stopper-4-x4-10-Stop-Neutral-Density-ND-Glass-Filter-Brand-New-/160988217665?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item257ba54141

The seller doesn't ship to India ... BTW $ 235? It's only $ 140 at BHPhoto.
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 11:41:05 PM »
I was on the notification list for over a year at B&H. Finally gave up and purchased on eBay at a retail price point a couple months ago. It's amazing and wish I didn't wait so long...
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 11:41:05 PM »

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 01:47:17 AM »
I have 6 pcs coming in that's not taken yet, let me know if anyone's interested...

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 01:58:37 AM »
I bought the B+W 77mm ND 3.0-1,000X at amazon and I am pleased with it. I use it in tandem with a variable ND to increase it to over 14 stops. I am quite pleased with it.

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 12:39:25 PM »
I've been waiting for one and they seem to get shipments monthly at BHphoto. It's always too late by the time I get to the site. :/
We appreciate the frustration and wish Lee would send more and send them more frequently.

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 01:31:24 PM »
I've been waiting for one and they seem to get shipments monthly at BHphoto. It's always too late by the time I get to the site. :/
We appreciate the frustration and wish Lee would send more and send them more frequently.

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Thanks Henry ... When do you expect them to be available next?
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 02:27:03 PM »
I thought I was the only unlucky one ... if I'm not wrong the first time I wanted to buy was in 2010 ... since Jan 2009 I've made 17 purchases from B&H worth over $22000, but whenever I go to order the LEE Big Stopper Filter they never seem to have it ... even today it still says "Temporarily out of stock". Even Adorama & Amazon also don't have it ... I don't know if it really sells that fast or LEE just does not produce them in decent quantity.
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 03:03:20 PM »
I ordered one and about 6 months later it was shipped to me.  Be patient or plan for next year

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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 05:07:40 PM »
Not sure what the hassle is but I have a brand new one never used. It's in the case and perfect, I did I think throw away the wrapper. Send me an offer, I'll take Paypal and pay shipping if I accept your offer.
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 05:14:30 PM »
Got mine from 2filter.com it was still a 4 or so month wait.
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Re: How long does one wait for the Lee Big Stopper
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 05:14:30 PM »