B&W 77mm #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
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|Package Height||0.87 x 3.54 x 3.7 inches|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
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The 10 stop (110) filter is not the easiest to use though. Because it is so dark, you will have to get everything set before you screw it on. You have to compose, focus and then turn the focus to manual. Then meter the scene and calculate how long your exposure will need to be with the filter on. To take the picture, you will need to use the camera in Manual mode. I compose, focus and meter in Aperature priority, then switch the focus to manual. I then switch to Manual mode and match the setting from Aperature priority. I set the camera to a 2 sec timer with remote. I use a wireless remote to trigger the camera and then take the picture with the camera. You may have to take the picture a couple times to get the exposure that you actually want. Sometimes it seems that this may be a little over 10 stop but I usually will do the shot at a few different lengths. I figure if you went through all that set up, just take a few different length exposures to help ensure you get what you wanted.
A few examples of photos I have taken using the 10 stop filter: Click on 'all sizes' above picture to see larger sizes.
30 sec day time exposure
60 sec day time exposure
2 min day time exposure
8 min exposure just after sunset
1. This is a VERY dark filter. You must adjust your camera completely before mounting the filter. This can easily throw off your focus depending on the lens you're using. I haven't yet found any way around this but if you know of one please let me know.
2. There is a color cast but it's generally more neutral than most other ND filters I've seen. Unlike plastic filters in holders which are clearly purple, this filter is more warm with much less color cast. You can't escape color casting with exposures this long and this one is easily correctly in seconds in Photoshop.
3. Treat it gently! I've kept mine in a cloth case and am very gentle and caring to my equipment, but nonetheless have still seen a few scratches. The surface is easily scratched.
I know that these comments may scare off some people, but if you can deal with them then you will really enjoy the creativity you can find with this filter. 5 stars!
This type of filter is sometimes known as a black glass filter and, as the name implies, cannot be seen through. In order to use the filter you need to:
- mount the camera on a sturdy tripod;
- focus on the subject and take a meter reading without the filter;
- switch to manual exposure;
- leave the aperture the same as it was when the meter reading was taken;
- put the filter on the lens;
- adjust the time of exposure as mentioned above - if your camera does not have a long enough manual setting [my camera's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds] you'll have to use the bulb function and a watch or other timer;
- switch off autofocus .. if you leave autofocus switched on the camera may start hunting when you press the shutter release;
- switch off any vibration reduction / image stabilization system on the lens or camera .. they introduce movement when the camera is mounted on a tripod;
- activate the shutter release using a cable release or the camera's self- timer mode to prevent moving the camera.
Once I've taken the picture I've found it best to check the image on the back of the camera as I've sometimes found it necessary to try other exposure times. When trying other exposures it's worth bearing in mind that if the indicated exposure time is, say, 30 seconds and the image is too dark an increase in exposure time to 45 seconds is only a half stop increase.Read more ›
As noted in other reviews, you do end up with a warmer image which can be corrected in post, but so far I like it and have kept the warming effect on most of my images so far.
Does not vignette on my Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 (on a full frame Nikon D3S), even when stacked with a Hoya UV0 filter.
So far, the lack of coating has not been an issue.
To give you an idea of how it performs...at the beach (light grey sand, sunny day), pointed towards the sun, I'm getting something like 25 seconds at f22 and iso 100, and perpendicular to the sun I got around 30 seconds at f13, iso 100.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Solidly built and gets the job done perfectly ! Excellent for long exposure shots in broad daylight. Fits snugly to my 70-200 f/2.8 Nikkor zoom lens mmPublished on November 6, 2013 by Vijay Iyer
I used it a lot for sunset and sunrise shots, and absolutely love it! Great if you like long exposure photos...stunning colors! Bottom line... Really great product!Published on September 22, 2013 by Sheryl
Much more than what I was expecting. Great build, high image quality unlike generic s***e filters from dumpsters of Texas. So anyway, I bought this for my 24-105L. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Dead Spot Shots
This filter works exactly as promised, but as the other reviewers mentioned, you need to prefocus because the viewfinder goes BLACK when you put this on the lens. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I have tried several different brands of ND filters, some name brands such as Hoya, and some cheap ones such as Vivitar. They were all so disappointing. This B&W is amazing. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by J. Moro
Let me start by stating I'm not at all a pro. I'm a somewhat advanced photography enthusiast with enough know-how to do some basic post-processing in Apple Aperture, including HDR... Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Mark Vandenberg
...the vignetting is horrible. I shoot landscapes and did a backpack this weekend to the San Juan River in southern Utah. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by DGOPoke
Now I see what others have been saying about this filter.
As a new photographer, I have been experimenting with styles and techniques. Read more
This was my second choice for a 10-stop ND since SinghRay are rare these days. The glass from B&W is exactly as I expected with some color cast toward the brown/yellow end of the... Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by PartsDudeNF