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Heliopan 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter

B&H # HEND3.077 Mfr # 707789
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You Pay: $195.99
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 77mm 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 77mm
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 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Heliopan 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Heliopan77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        4.0

        Dependable Quality

        By Beso

        from Pacific Northwest

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Coated Glass
        • Easy to Use
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Heliopan 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

          I invest a lot of money in high end glass and I don't want to degrade any image more than is absolutely necessary by adding extra glass in the form of a filter. However, there are some situations where a filter is essential to controlling light to achieve the desired effect. When I use filters I always use the best I can find to minimize additional transmissivity issues and additional reflection/dispersion.

          The Heliopan filters are as fine a filter as I have seen. The glass is premium quality and is coated to maximize performance. The slim profiles available reduce any potential for vignetting, even when stacking filters. This ten stop ND filter performs exactly as it should, providing significant light reduction and enabling a wider latitude in shutter speed and aperture control in brightly lit situations.

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          5.0

          Control the light!

          By Larry

          from Eureka

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • High Quality Threads
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Not One

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Filter Protection
          • Image Manipulation
          • Lens Protection

          Comments about Heliopan 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

          Wanting to control light and being able to make longer exposures was important to me. The 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter by Heliopan in my opinion is simply perfect! (I also have the 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Filter by Heliopan) I use only Heliopan UV filters to protect my lenses. The high quality of the mount threads make it easy to attach and remove... never binding. Heliopan ND Filters improve color during longer exposures in bright light and allow a photographer to be much more creative. They are not cheap… however when one invests in high quality lenses it only makes sense to protect them with and use high quality filters.
          Signed… One very happy owner!
          Larry

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          5.0

          As advertised

          By ScottH

          from Kihei, Maui

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Slow shutters

            Comments about Heliopan 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 3.0 Filter:

            This filter does as advertised and is the same high quality one expects from Heliopan.

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