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Lee Big Stopper Discontinued by B&H?
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:48:35 AM »
Got this e-mail from B&H:

"Thank you for your interest in the following item:

LEE Filters 4 x 4" Big Stopper Filter
(B&H # LEBS44)

You are receiving this message because you asked to be notified when this item becomes available. We regret to inform you that this item has unfortunately been discontinued. Please check back on our website for similar or possible replacement items.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding."

What are other option? Formatt? Cokin? Others?
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Lee Big Stopper Discontinued by B&H?
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 10:33:56 AM »
Same thing was posted about the Lee 105mm CPL.

Both B&H, so is this actually Lee discontinuing them, or is B&H going to stop carrying them because Lee can't produce them fast enough?
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
Still looks alive on Adorama's site
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 11:38:52 AM »
Good thing I got mine a few weeks before this. :)

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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 11:41:35 AM »
Good thing I got mine a few weeks before this. :)

Ditto...
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 01:09:54 PM »
I got the same email today from B&H ... Shame that such a popular filter is being discontinued.
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 01:27:41 PM »
Strange that LEE continues to list the big stopper on its website. This isn't being shown as discontinued in any other online retailer. Maybe B&H are discontinuing it on their website.
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 01:31:20 PM »
Maybe B&H are discontinuing it on their website.

Exactly what I suggested above.  Same for the 105mm CPL.  Seems like a B&H thing...
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2013, 02:26:05 PM »
What are other option? Formatt? Cokin? Others?

You may also check the new Singh Ray 10 Stop Mor-Slo ND Filter.
http://singh-ray.com/index.html

I'm currently using the Lee Big Stopper for LE work but I'm seriously looking into replacing my Lee Big Stopper with its Singh Ray counterpart.  ::)
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2013, 02:39:47 PM »
You may also check the new Singh Ray 10 Stop Mor-Slo ND Filter.
http://singh-ray.com/index.html

I'm currently using the Lee Big Stopper for LE work but I'm seriously looking into replacing my Lee Big Stopper with its Singh Ray counterpart.  ::)

Why, pray tell?
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
You may also check the new Singh Ray 10 Stop Mor-Slo ND Filter.
http://singh-ray.com/index.html

I'm currently using the Lee Big Stopper for LE work but I'm seriously looking into replacing my Lee Big Stopper with its Singh Ray counterpart.  ::)

Why, pray tell?

I'm curious too ... LEE sells its 10x filter for $140 while the Sing Ray is for $415 ... Ouch!!!
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Lee's Big Stopper discontinued
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 12:34:02 AM »
Received email from B&H that Lee's Big Stopper is discontinued, no mention of replacement

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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 02:35:53 AM »
I had occasion to contact Lee about the availability of the Big Stopper here in Australia mid last year. I received a reply saying they were having problems with the supplier of the glass, apparently 2 shipments of glass last year failed Lee testing,this was why there was shortage last year.Maybe the probs continue.
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 03:05:59 AM »
I have written to LEE seeking a clarification about the "discontinued" filters... await a response.
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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 04:15:29 AM »
I have written to LEE seeking a clarification about the "discontinued" filters... await a response.

The big stopper is definitely not being discontinued.
There have been supply problems which are currently being addressed, and I believe that by the end of the year availability should be much better.

This was also the information being issued at Focus exhibition in the UK.

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Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 04:15:29 AM »