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LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter

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Product Highlights

  • 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • Helps to Convey Movement
  • High Quality Optical Glass
  • Compatible with 100mm Filter Holder
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You Pay: $140.00

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The LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 10-stop reduction in exposure. This 3.0 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.

This filter is constructed from a high quality optical glass for high definition and clarity. It is compatible with the 100mm Filter System, which is designed for use with most lenses and camera types. This filter measures 3.9 x 3.9" / 100 x 100mm.

3.0 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 10-stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Type Solid neutral density
Size 3.9 x 3.9" / 100 x 100 mm
Density 3.0 (10 stops)
Effect Permits a longer exposure
Construction High quality optical glass
LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter
  • Filter Case
  • Warranted Against Manufacturing Defects
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    LEE Filters100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 109 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (95)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (60)
    • Great picture quality (34)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Clear optics (19)
    • Compact (17)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (54)
    • Travel (18)
    • Image manipulation (16)
    • Long exposures (3)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (37), Photo enthusiast (34), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (85)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simply Awesome

    I am a hobbyist landscape photographer and love slow shutter shots, which usually means i'm out really early or later in the evening (which the latter I don't mind). I shoot with a...Read complete review

    I am a hobbyist landscape photographer and love slow shutter shots, which usually means i'm out really early or later in the evening (which the latter I don't mind). I shoot with a canon 5d mrk iii and 17-40L lens for most of my landscapes. As for my filters I started out using screw on filters for CP, and ND, and then a couple years ago I read up on using Cokin P square filters which made sense to me. One set of filters for any of my lenses. Well I wasn't too keen on fixing the awful color cast I kept getting when stacking more than one filter, or having just B&W shots. So I thought I'd give the Lee filter a try after some prompting from a friend and I must say my first test shots were done between 8am to 12noon and my goodness 20 to 25 sec exposures in the middle of a cloudless day!!....no color cast!!...and my images are sharp! I am totally blown away by this filter and can't wait to try out some of Lee's grad filters! Also the holder and adapter rings are solid and block out stray light leaks from the back most excellent. Look me up on Flickr to check out my test shots to see for yourself. Michael A Santos

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great filter but way overpriced

    The Lee big stopper is a great filter and a high quality built but it is way overpriced in compare to the other Lee's grad ND filters that cost 30% cheaper than this one.Read complete review

    The Lee big stopper is a great filter and a high quality built but it is way overpriced in compare to the other Lee's grad ND filters that cost 30% cheaper than this one.
    You need to take into account the cost of the foundation kit as well which is a must in order to use it.

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    5.0

    Seriously slow down time!

    By Sam S.

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

      The Lee Big Stopper works great for slowing down your camera's exposure to give your images that extra something special. Filter is well made as you'd expect from Lee and comes with a sturdy metal storage case. Color cast is minimal and easily corrected for. Very happy.

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      4.0

      Was exactly as advertised

      By cherrypie

      from NSW Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

        Used for photographic work

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        • No

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        5.0

        Start here

        By Ten

        from Maine

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

            After learning about long exposure photography and how ND filters come into play, I thought that going el cheapo with a variable ND filter would get me more bang for my buck. DON'T BOTHER. Just start right here with the Big Stopper. So worth the investment. I love being able to practice and perfect long exposure photography now during anytime of the day. I just order the Little Stopper for early morning and dusk shots.

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            5.0

            Great filter

            By crackwood

            from Montreal, Qc, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Slow down shutter speed

              Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

              perfect to slow down your shutter speed, it will do the job as it supposed to do

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              5.0

              Artistry at hand

              By Nick

              from Punxsutawney, Pa.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                To the landscape photographer the "Big Stopper" can add an extra dimension to a photograph of moving water or sky. Adds interest and mood to the photograph. Have made similar shots w/ single ND filters, but this one makes it a snap.

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                5.0

                Great addition to a landscape tool kit

                By Big Sky

                from Bozeman, MT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                  This is a great addition to my landscape kit. Simply, it allows shots that are impossible to achieve with out stacking multiple filters. Well crafted.

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                  1.0

                  Lee Filter light leak

                  By lee1

                  from Asheville, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                      This item was 1 of 3 other Lee Filters products (the standard 4x4" Foundation Kit and 77mm adapter ring) I purchased so as to shoot long exposures. I used these items together for 1 long day and every exposure using the filter had a light leak. I took the time to document my experience and publish it to my website: http://leepirtle.com/leefilter01/. I contacted B&H, providing the above URL and they suggested refraction/reflection might be the reason and said that they would like to see some more test images shot at f/5.6 and f/16 so they can rule out what the actual issue is. I also provided that URL to Lee Filters who responded: "Once in a while, the lens needs to be taped as well". At this point I am waiting for enough sun to try the above suggestions because I want this to work but I am not pleased with my initial results.

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                      5.0

                      Great product!

                      By Instagram @jdezz.

                      from Arizona

                      Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                      Great product! 30 sec exposure during broad daylight.... Pretty nice!

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                      5.0

                      Great!!

                      By AlphaShooter

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Quality

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                        After dealing with the sub-par performance of more inexpensive ND filters, I finally decided to invest into the Lee Filters and I'm not disappointed. The results produced from this filter is great with minimal to no color cast. The Big Stopper is a great for long exposures during the middle of the day.

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                        5.0

                        Lee Big Stopper Work Great

                        By Photography Buff

                        from British Columbia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dramatic Results
                        • Quality Glass

                        Cons

                        • Colour Cast
                        • Price

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                        I've been reading about the Lee Big Stopper for some time, but found it difficult to spend a significant amount of money on a filter without Foundation Kit. Since purchasing this filter I've been able to make some pretty dramatic photos and wish I'd purchased it sooner.
                        The filter leaves a colour cast that is pretty easy to remove in post processing.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By Portdude

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                          This is a great filter for long exposures. The slight color cast is not a problem for RAW shooting, easily adjusted in Lightroom. I love shooting long exposures down along the coast during the day. This filter makes it easy and the results are impressive.

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                          5.0

                          good filter

                          By bigdad

                          from Dallas-Fort

                          Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                          Great density filter

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                          3.0

                          Great filter but way overpriced

                          By Danny

                          from Israel

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                            The Lee big stopper is a great filter and a high quality built but it is way overpriced in compare to the other Lee's grad ND filters that cost 30% cheaper than this one.
                            You need to take into account the cost of the foundation kit as well which is a must in order to use it.

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                            5.0

                            amazing

                            By Hani Albeiruti

                            from Saudi Arabia

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                              i always wanted to have the lee big stopper/ and its the perfect item for crazy professional picture

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                              5.0

                              Excellent filter

                              By Jason

                              from MS

                              Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                              Shipping very fast, like this filter very much.

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                              5.0

                              A real find

                              By Maximus

                              from Miami, Florida

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                                I use the Big stopper to capture sunset shots along the coast line, I have also used it while shooting beaches around the Caribbean, it allows for long enough exposures to smoothen waves and give the water and clouds that creamy look that's mostly impossible without an ND filter. The Filter comes in a sturdy metal protective case for an extra sense of security especially when I'm shooting outdoors as gear can get tossed around from time to time.

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                                5.0

                                Best you can Buy

                                By Michael

                                from New York

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                                  This ten stopper is a must for bright sunlight, and over exposers.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great filter.

                                  By CJric

                                  from Searcy, AR

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                                      I don't have time to test it very much. But from the my use, it's a great filter. Very light color cast, and it's fits in Hetech's 100mm filter ring.

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                                      5.0

                                      Quality product Easy to use

                                      By jerdon

                                      from Australia Melbourne

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Better Protective Case
                                      • Needs Durable Protective
                                      • Needs Durable Protective Case

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                                      The lee Bigstopper performs as per all the great reviews I've used it a few times so far and loving it

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                                      (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Filter withe the Blues

                                      By Jim Dunaway Photo

                                      from Evans, GA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Extreme Blue Tint
                                        • Poor Image Quality
                                        • White Balance

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about LEE Filters 100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter:

                                          The Lee Big Stopper 3.0 is overpriced and all about the blues. Post processing the extreme blue tint is very difficult. The basic tenet of ND filters is to shoot an image that doesn't need bracketing or post processing.I have a full set of Lee grad ND filters . . . which are great. My suggestion: get the Lee grad NDs . . . . and get a 9- or 10-stop ND filter from another company.This is not a neutral density filter; it's a BLUE density filter!!

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