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LEE Filters100 x 100mm Big Stopper 3.0 Neutral Density Filter
 
4.8

(based on 156 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (90)
  • Clear optics (45)
  • Firm mount (36)
  • Great picture quality (34)
  • Strong construction (31)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (54)
  • Image manipulation (40)
  • Travel (18)
  • Long exposure (4)
  • Long exposures (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (50), Photo enthusiast (48), Pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (119), Yes (4)

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

 

ND?

I accidently wrote a review on the 150mm page, but own this 100mm version. WARNING- even at 10,000 K this filter still makes a cool blue image! It's tolerable @ 10,000 K but...Read complete review

I accidently wrote a review on the 150mm page, but own this 100mm version. WARNING- even at 10,000 K this filter still makes a cool blue image! It's tolerable @ 10,000 K but still blue. For $140.00 I expected neutral density like the name implies, it's not neutral at all!! Lee should scrap this and start over., and send a refund for those of us that received a bluing filter. They may want to get in touch with Hoya or B&W and see how they do ND filters. That's my 2 cents, and $[$]! Look elsewhere if possible:)

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5.0

I shouldn't have waited so long to get one.

By Just a Capybara

from Bay Area

Verified Reviewer

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

The first go around shooting with this filter was rough. There are many points of failure ready to be taken advantage of when shooting. But once I got over my own stupid mistakes this filter works wonders!

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5.0

Great tool for landscape photography

By Elana

from Pa

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

Love this tool for bright sunny days. Use tripod

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5.0

Excellent Filter

By Greg

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Optics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image Manipulation

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

    This filter is standard Lee quality. It performs very well in the field. The only downside to using such a dark filter is that it has to be clean or you will get very ugly spots on your images.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great filter, lot of money

    By Jared

    from CA

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

    This filter preforms very well. Just wish it was cheaper so I could buy some other stuff also. But great filter overall

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    5.0

    Great Filter System

    By Michael

    from Plymouth, MA

    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:

        I subscribe to a photography magazine and there are articles showing beautiful landscapes and water views. The photographers referenced using the Lee Filter system to shoot log exposers to get great results. So to improve my photography, I researched the Lee Filter system and found only good reviews.

        Since I wanted to shoot better landscapes and water views I purchased; 1) the Lee Filter Foundation kit, 2) a 82mm adapter (for the 16-35mm lens), 3) the Big Stopper ND filter.

        Living near the seashore, I went to the beach early in the morning and took pictures. I down-loaded a free app "LE Calculator" for my cell phone. You enter the Filter Density and Shutter Speed and the app calculates the corrected shutter speed for long exposure. Every picture was stunning... The waves in the ocean were silky smooth, the color of the water was a pretty blue, and the clouds were vibrant. No post editing was required

        If you intend to purchase this system I suggest doing your own research on how to shoot long exposure using the Lee Filter. Also, each lens has it's on adapter ring, which is required for the particular lens used.

        I like my results so much that I will be purchasing the Little Stopper and HD Grad filters soon.

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        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By David

        from Seattle

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

        Excellent!

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superb piece of glass!

        By Usman Hayat

        from Lahore, Pakistan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

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

          Absolutely love LEE filters, the quality is simple astounding.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Fine ND Filter

          By RT

          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Filter is well made, in a solid, protective container and gasket-ed around the edges to eliminate light "leaks". Colors remain faithful.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great addition to the Landscape Photographer's Kit

              By Guygabriel

              from New York Metropolitan Area

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

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

                Lee filters are always constructed of high-quality glass with uniform density throughout. This is a great addition to the Landscape Photographer's backpack to give water the mirror-like effect. The extra money is well spent.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By Amie

                from Michigan

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Exposure Photography

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

                  Exactly what I expected from a Lee filter.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By JG

                  from USA

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

                  Quite a bit of money, but compared to some cheaper 'big stoppers' that have quite dramatic color casts, it's worth it. Most solid feeling filter I've felt and with the foam ring light leaking isn't a problem and comes in a nice protective metal case.

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                  5.0

                  Big Stopper

                  By Slaysr

                  from Bonita Springs Fl.

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

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

                    Fun stuff ! Challenges your creativity

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                    • No

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    ND?

                    By jungmen

                    from CO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Inconsistent Effect
                      • Not Neutral
                      • Overpriced Fwyg

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

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

                      I accidently wrote a review on the 150mm page, but own this 100mm version. WARNING- even at 10,000 K this filter still makes a cool blue image! It's tolerable @ 10,000 K but still blue. For $140.00 I expected neutral density like the name implies, it's not neutral at all!! Lee should scrap this and start over., and send a refund for those of us that received a bluing filter. They may want to get in touch with Hoya or B&W and see how they do ND filters. That's my 2 cents, and $[$]! Look elsewhere if possible:)

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Piece of Glass

                      By RL

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

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

                        Limited amount of color cast, easily correctable in Lr or PS. High quality glass. Easy to use!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Lee filter 10 Stooper

                        By Rene

                        from Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

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

                          it does what it have to do and were you buy it for.
                          very good product ,plus it is hand made.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By Sammi Samm Sam

                          from Raleigh NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Non

                          Best Uses

                          • Architecture
                          • Landscapescenery
                          • Long Exposure

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

                          Works as advertised!

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          It's so dark, the dark is afraid of it !!

                          By supermario

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          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:

                            it does the job, turns daylight into night !!

                            Long exposures in the middle of the day, winning !

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            No issues, works as advertised

                            By Shane

                            from Hockenheim, Germany

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

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

                                Finally got a Big Stopper, and after testing with different lenses I have to say it seems to be exactly 10 stops darker, and unlike others I can see no color cast in the results - perhaps this is body-dependent to a degree. I would like better protection than the foam-padded tin box, but that is a mere quibble.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best ND filter!

                                By taberareru

                                from Arlington, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

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

                                  Best ND filter!
                                  Every landscape phtographer should get one!

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  High Quality ND Filter worth the cost.

                                  By Call Bob

                                  from Saint Simons Island, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Visual Effects

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

                                    I was looking to save money but in the end long life and quality won out. The smaller filter sets for less money "P" "A" "Z Pro" were confusing for sizes and wouldn't fit a larger lens diameter I was looking to get in the future for my D610. I get what 100mm is (P, A, Z not so much) and a video online showed how easy, well built and straight forward the Lee Filter Holder is to use.

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