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B+W 65-073102 77mm Neutral Density 0.9-8x Filter #103
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- Brass Ring for higher Quality Image
- Highest possible polishiing technique
- World's best optical glass
- New thinner Pro mount. No vignetting
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|Package Height||0.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 inches|
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Top Customer Reviews
The #103's cut is perfect for those unavoidable mid-day, sunwashed shoots in which you want shallow depth of field but simply can't hit reasonable apertures without blowing out all the highlights--say, the specific contours of a bride's white dress. Screw one of these on and, voila: f/2.8 - 4, reasonable shutter speeds, highlight detail preserved. Also, while the #103 doesn't cut enough light for slow-shutter shots at noon (misty waterfalls, waves, etc.), it will allow you to frame these shots earlier in the evening or later in the morning, or in reasonable shade. Stack it with your circular polarizer to cut a stop or two more, and you're covered for an enormous variety of scenic shots. Most importantly, the #103 doesn't cut so much light that you can't compose and focus.
As with all of the B+W filters, construction is top notch: heavy, precision brass and schott glass. This is a professional implement, designed for decades of demanding use.
As with all B+W filters it's incredibly well built and could probably last several lifetimes. EVERY photographer should own one, IMO. To me, just like a polarizer, it's an essential piece of gear.
Additionally, I use a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras with a B + W Step-Up Adapter Ring 67mm Lens Thread to 77mm Filter Thread. and it works well with this setup also.
I have tried numerous filters and now will only use B&W.
After upgrading to a $1,000+ lens a couple years ago, I realized that I needed better filters, and I invested in the B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer. I was very impressed by the optical quality, solid feel, brass threads and thinner mount. The CPL accompanied me everywhere thereafter when I was shooting in daylight.
Though I already had a GND filter set, before a recent trip to The Galapagos, I decided that I needed an ND filter to help dial down the light on sunny days. The 3-stop B+W seemed to provide the most versatility. Now, I have the CPL in one pocket and 3-stop ND in the other pocket when I'm out photographing in bright sunlight. They fit together perfectly, and I can easily remove one or both when I need more light. Theoretically, you can stack these 2 to cut one more stop, though I do see noticeable vignetting at 24mm when I do so (on my Canon 24-105mm L lens). Zooming in just slightly to 28mm eliminates that problem, though I also have to remove or reverse the lens hood.
If you're carrying a 77mm lens and considering an ND filter, you've probably already invested considerably in your camera body and lens, so why scrimp on the filter? Go for the B+W, and a world of photographic opportunities will open up to you. I am now a committed B+W customer, and it's only a matter of time before I buy the 6-stop or 9-stop version...
I prefer using this filter during bright, sunny days when I am otherwise forced to stop down my aperture. Attach this and I have plenty of leeway to adjust my aperture and shutter speed as I desire. If you are looking for silky water and long exposures then you may want to consider something a little more opaque; maybe a 1.8-64x or higher.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been using B&W filters for over 40 years. I have yet to be disappointed. This is at the very bottom of the ND filter range... Color is unaffected. Read morePublished 14 days ago by G. Burnstein
Very nice neutral density filter. Does reduce by 2-3 stops. Color does change and becomes a bit cool. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Morphius
Love B&W filters. They are easy to clean, have great coatings, screw on well, and are optically clear. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jor El
This will make your image very warm. You really need to create a custom white balance prior to using this. If shooting in RAW, you can correct the white balance later. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benjamins Image Photography
Really solid, great construction, amazing results. Highly recommended!
Warm glow on photos but to be expected with ND filters
switching over from heliopan
does the job mostly for portraits with flash gear
I agree with the excellent build quality that many reviewers mentioned as well as the true 3 stop reduction, but my copy of the B+W 103 ND0. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zenn