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

(based on 103 reviews)

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    (10)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Great picture quality (34)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Compact (17)
  • Clear optics (16)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (54)
  • Travel (18)
  • Image manipulation (13)
  • Long exposures (3)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (32), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79)

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

 

Filter withe the Blues

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...Read complete review

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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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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    • No

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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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      • No

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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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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                    • No

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                    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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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Increible

                        By Hugo Valle

                        from España

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          Al igual que el Daryl Benson, otro filtro muy caro de conseguir en España y que merece mucho la pena tener en la maleta para largas exposiciones durante el día....... y la noche

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                          5.0

                          It is unusuall out of stock for a reason

                          By JGo9

                          from Waynesburg, KY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            If you are looking to long exposure shots and you want the best setup with the best quality image; then look no further. I've used circular 10 stops before and this setup is so much easier to use, and the image quality is not hurt by using the Lee Big Stopper.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Create Dramatic Photographic Effects

                            By Steve

                            from Toledo, OH.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                            • NOT durable

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            I previously had read Peter Hill's article on "The Ultimate Guide to Neutral Density Filters" and since he spoke so highly of the results he got with Lee Filters Big Stopper I decided to purchase one. This filter is superb. Even as a novice I was able to capture some stunning long exposures. Even tough it is a bit pricey, I am totally satisfied with this product.

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                            5.0

                            Does exactly what it is supposed to do

                            By Tom

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

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

                              I had never used an extreme ND filter prior to this and had done a lot of research prior to settling on the Lee Big Stopper. The blue color cast is extremely easy to correct and the effect is incredible. It does take some practice settling on the proper exposure adjustments as well as developing a work flow, because leaving out steps will result in lousy results. Things such as setting the exposure to manual, prefocusing, closing the eyepiece. But that all works out. Being glass, the filter is easy to keep clean. The filter and mount are expensive but work together seamlessly and smoothly. I highly recommend this filter for anyone interested in ultralong exposures.

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                              5.0

                              Must needed ND for long exposures

                              By WarrenT

                              from Gunnison, CO

                              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:

                                After deciding to get high a high quality filter system and junk my existing cheap filters, I decided to go with the LEE Filter system. I purchased the Big Stopper as part of my new system, and I have yet to be disappointed from it. The filter is made from a high quality piece of glass. There is also a foam gasket on the filter to prevent light leaking into the camera during the long exposures. I have no need to shade the top of my filters while using the Big Stopper. (I also purchased the Little Stopper and it has the same foam gasket.)

                                I have used the filter now quite a few times in the couple of weeks since I received the filter, and I am amazed on the long exposures I can get while out in bright daylight.

                                There is a slight bluish cast to the image when using the Big Stopper, but a quick color balance fix in Lightroom will get rid of the bluish tint.

                                The Big Stopper comes in a nice, durable tin with a foam lining to help protect the filter. There is also a nice exposure adjustment card that comes with it as well. The only drawback from the exposure card is that it is only in whole stops. A quick fix for this is to download an app for your smart phone.

                                I would highly recommend this product.

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                                5.0

                                excellent filter

                                By Zippie

                                from oshkosh, wi

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                  This filter worked great for my long exposure waterscapes of the great lakes this fall.

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                                  • No

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