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B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3)

B&H # BWCU377 Mfr # 65-076279
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You Pay: $49.00
Product Highlights
  • Decrease Minimum Focus Distance
  • +3 Diopter Lens
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • Single Anti-Reflection Coating
  • High-Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3) is a close-up diopter lens which allows you to decrease the minimum focus distance on any lens, in turn increasing the effective maximum reproduction ratio of your lens. Additionally, you can combine close-up lenses to increase their strength and to fine tune your close-up settings.

With its +3 diopter, the near-focusing distance of this close-up lens begins at 33cm (13") from the front rim, regardless of the focal length of the main lens. When close-ups have to be taken because of the wide-angle effect of a 35mm lens, the NL3 close-up lens is ideal for a seamless extension of the normal close-up range up to approximately 1:5.5.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter has a single anti-reflective coating, which helps to improve light transmission to over 98% while preventing internal reflections and ghosting. Additionally, it features a brass filter ring for increased durability as well as jamming prevention.

This filter decreases the minimum focus distance of any lens, providing macro-like results.
The maximum magnification achieved with these attachments will depend on the focal length of your lens as well as the actual close focusing capability of that particular lens
Single anti-reflective coating helps increase light transmission to over 98% while reducing reflections, flare, and ghosting.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Close-up lens/diopter
Size 77 mm
Dioptric Strength +3
Filter Factor N/A
Multi-Coated Single coated
Effect Decreases minimum focus distance on any lens
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 77 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77 mm
B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3)
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    B+W77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3)
     
    4.4

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Consistent output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Semi-pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (8)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good product

        Perfect for UW wide angle use. Better coating and thinnest among HELIOPAN and HOYA (this is the worst). Comes with good case (best among above mentioned). Unlike HOYA and HELIOPAN works...Read complete review

        Perfect for UW wide angle use. Better coating and thinnest among HELIOPAN and HOYA (this is the worst). Comes with good case (best among above mentioned). Unlike HOYA and HELIOPAN works well with Tokina 11-16 lens. Almost no vigneting on 11m side.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Bad choice for me

        I purchased this filter to use on my Nikkor 80-400mm lens. The results were like looking through a milky special effects refraction lens. B+W makes some of the best filters you can...Read complete review

        I purchased this filter to use on my Nikkor 80-400mm lens. The results were like looking through a milky special effects refraction lens. B+W makes some of the best filters you can buy, and I own several. But in this case I believe this is just a combination that was not meant to be. I am exchanging them for the Kenko Auto Extension Tubes. At least I will not be adding additional optics.

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        1.0

        Bad choice for me

        By AzGriz

        from Sedona, AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

            I purchased this filter to use on my Nikkor 80-400mm lens. The results were like looking through a milky special effects refraction lens. B+W makes some of the best filters you can buy, and I own several. But in this case I believe this is just a combination that was not meant to be. I am exchanging them for the Kenko Auto Extension Tubes. At least I will not be adding additional optics.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good solution for zoom lens.

            By Ceanothus

            from South San Francisco Bay Area

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                Very few zoom lenses will focus very closely, so if you want to be able to do an occasional detail shot this is a very useful accessory to have along. I bought the +3 and the +5 filters and they do stack too, so I have access to a good distance range. It's not nearly as simple or quick to use as a macro lens, and the image quality isn't as good as a macro lens either, but if you want the flexibility of a zoom lens and still want to go an occasional closeup shot, this is a great solution.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Best in its class.

                By Uranicus

                from Singapore

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                    Lowest metall frame suitable for 16mm (DX) lenses. Great coating of the glass and mate finishing of frame.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good product

                    By Uranicus

                    from Singapore

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Underwater

                      Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                      Perfect for UW wide angle use. Better coating and thinnest among HELIOPAN and HOYA (this is the worst). Comes with good case (best among above mentioned). Unlike HOYA and HELIOPAN works well with Tokina 11-16 lens. Almost no vigneting on 11m side.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      very good. Exelent.

                      By Richard

                      from vancouver B. C.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to carry
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                        It seems like I will have to use 16 or 32 f stop so more depght of field. Thanks for such a good product. I use the product: flower leafe plus moss on trees Plus everything close up.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        It works just as advertised!

                        By Chuck

                        from LaPlata MD

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • The details of nature

                          Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                          I use it to get "really close" with my 70-200L lens. I did not realize just how close +3 would get me down from 1.4m. It is within "inches". I did not expect the viewfinder image to have a halo effect in some conditions, but the image is crystal clear. This is my first use of close-up filters and I like.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          saves me from hauling another lens

                          By Bruce in the Borial Forest

                          from Winnipeg Canada

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                              I do a lot of hiking & canoeing. Closeup lens saves me from hauling another lens around. Images are not sharp when zoomed at 200mm but gets better when zoomed under 135mm. You cant mount a lens cap because the lens is convex and sticks out past the mounting ring. You need to unscrew it and put it away between shooting sessions.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great macro addition for large lens

                              By Bill

                              from Las Vegas

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                              Nothing beets a B+W filter from B&H. They have the best prices on these quality filters.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Very good

                              By Dima

                              from Fontana, WI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Rugged
                              • Sharp Focus
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                              Nice addition to my 50-200 Zuiko lens for macro photography

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                              4.0

                              Easy and functional

                              By Tim

                              from Eden Prairie, MN

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Rugged
                              • Sharp Focus

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Special Effects

                                Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                                This is an inexpensive/easy way for occasional macro photography. You screw the lens on the end of your existing lens and go!, it is as easy as that. The images are clean and fun, how can you go wrong with B+W?

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                                5.0

                                Very good

                                By Ramona

                                from Chicago, IL

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                                I love it. You don't really need an expensive close-up lense. This replacement works pretty well. I'm really happy with it.

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                                5.0

                                B&W, Simply the best

                                By Longshot

                                from Central N.J.

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Consistent Effect
                                • Firm Mount
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about B+W 77mm Close-up +3 Lens (NL3):

                                  My passion is landscape photography and using the close up filters from B&W brings the tiniest details of natures beauty to life.

                                    • Similar:
                                    • B&W circular polorizer, B&W ND filters, B&W UV haze filters

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