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Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter

B&H # HEND3.082 Mfr # 708289
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You Pay: $238.99
Product Highlights
  • Allows Use of Fast ISOs in Bright Light
  • Helps Create Special Effect Like "Blurs"
  • Helps Shooter Control Depth of Field
  • Permits Use of Wider Apertures
  • Slimmer, Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • High-Quality Schott Glass
  • Lifetime Warranty

The 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter from Heliopan has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. A ND filter appears gray and reduces the amount of light reaching either the digital sensor or film plane. The filter has no effect on color balance.

A neutral density filter permits you to capture images such as the rushing movement of a babbling brook or the swirling chaos of city traffic. Without the filter, your final image would simply be a static shot of water frozen in a moment's time. Since wider apertures are possible, your depth of field will also be minimized. This gives you an edge when shooting portraits since you will be able to achieve more separation between your foreground and background. An ND filter permits you to shoot your image under bright light conditions at the same aperture but at a slower shutter speed. 

Heliopan Lichtfilter-Technik of Munich, Germany, has changed their black anodized brass filter rings on most Heliopan non-rotating filters to their improved "slim" mount. This slim mount is made of black anodized brass stock and has so little rim in front of the lens (5.4mm) that it will not vignette (darken the corners of the image) with lenses as short as 21mm.

The reputation of Schott glass is world renowned. The high production standards combined with a sturdy brass filter ring make filters made with Schott glass hard to beat. These filters have a "heft" to them that is impressive. They may feel heavier but the benefit is in the construction and results. Not only is the glass exceptional but so is the seal between the ring and glass. Schott glass used in the manufacture of this filter is legendary and synonymous with the highest standards of filter production.

Heliopan Quality

Heliopan has been a leader in the filter industry since 1949. They are known for their high quality and production standards. Their slim mounts facilitate using them with wider angle lenses. Heliopan offers most of their filters with either their standard hard coating or with their industry leading SH-PMC 16 layer multi-coating that transmits over 99.5% of the light striking it on to the image plane for the lowest flare and greatest color saturation
Filters still retain front threads for a lens cap, a lens hood or even stacking a second filter
The portion of the Heliopan slim filters that are in front of the lens have been reduced in thickness by 37% over the former mount
Heliopan cuts, grinds, polishes and coats their filters with the same techniques and equipment as used for the finest German camera lenses

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
Type Neutral Density
Size 82mm
Grade 3.0 (10-stops)
Filter Factor Reduces ISO by 1/1024
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor or film plane
Application To use high speed ISOs in bright sun
Used to create special effects such as blurring movement
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 82mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82mm
Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Heliopan82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (5)

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      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (8)
    • Clear optics (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Firm mount (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Worth the cost.

      No color shift or blurry images; just really long exposures, Focus first before putting it on or use live view. Otherwise it is like trying to look through a welder's helment! I gave...Read complete review

      No color shift or blurry images; just really long exposures, Focus first before putting it on or use live view. Otherwise it is like trying to look through a welder's helment! I gave it 4 stars for the high cost. From a performance point of view it is a 5.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good ND filter

      Works well for the intended use

      Works well for the intended use

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      FUN!

      By Paul

      from Warwick, RI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

        Really slows down time. Great blur shots even in full sunlight. Fun to experiment with.

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        4.0

        Very Nice

        By ADL

        from NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

          I have wanted a 10 stop ND filter for almost one year now. I was strongly considering the LEE version, but is constantly sold out, plus after purchasing the necessary adaptor kit, would actually be more expensive at this time.

          This screw in type is faster and easier to attach, and with step down rings I am able to use it on all my lenses!

          I notice no degrade in image sharpness, but maybe if you pixel peep, you can notice something, I didn't.

          I also, did not see anymore Vignetting on my 16-35mm f/2.8 @ 16mm and 2.8, than I usually Do.

          You do need a steady tripod and some kind of remote with this filter......or you will have shake in your images!

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          5.0

          Amazing results!

          By Jerome

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

            Amazing results from this 10 stop ND filter! Solid threading. No color cast.

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Need more time with it

            By Kyle G

            from LBI NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

              Only giving 4 stars because I haven't had the chance to use it much. I need some time to get it all figured out but quality wise it is great. Clear, fits really well and really shuts out the light. No color shift from the limited use I've had with it. Well worth the money and should be fun on the 24-70 II and 16-35

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              4.0

              Worth the cost.

              By Joe

              from Birmingham, AL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • High Cost

              Best Uses

                Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                No color shift or blurry images; just really long exposures, Focus first before putting it on or use live view. Otherwise it is like trying to look through a welder's helment! I gave it 4 stars for the high cost. From a performance point of view it is a 5.

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                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good ND filter

                By Maul_ii

                from Seattle, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                    Works well for the intended use

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best 3.0 ND ever

                    By Zachary

                    from Vancouver, BC, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                      I wanted to buy a B+W 82mm 3.0 ND filter, but I found that they dose not have one. So I go for Heliopan and I found this filter is really good!!! The image is sharp and works really well in the sunlights.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent Product

                      By p6889k

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Optical quality
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Pricey poor value

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                        I would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for the high price.

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        10 stop ND filter

                        By Keflin

                        from Perth WA Aus

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                          This product has been useful on a bright sunny day which shuts out most of the light, ideal for long exposure landscape photography.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great addition to my gear!!

                          By Dennis

                          from Philadelphia,PA

                          About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Panoramic Filming
                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                            Used this for coastal shots and got amazing results!!The product quality is fantastic and looing forward to many years of use.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            High quality filter!

                            By Jeff Waugh

                            from Vancouver, WA

                            About Me Advanced amateur

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Long exposure photography

                              Comments about Heliopan 82mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

                              Great for long exposures. Build quality is excellent!

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