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B+W77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter
 
4.7

(based on 122 reviews)

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    (24)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (73)
  • Strong construction (51)
  • Clear optics (49)
  • Firm mount (42)
  • Durable (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (37)
  • Landscape/scenery (28)
  • Shooting outdoors (11)
  • Travel (11)
  • Long exposure (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (44), Photo enthusiast (34), Pro photographer (14), Tech savvy (6), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (108)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product with little inconsistency

I did a lot of searching before I buy this one.

Compared to some other expensive competitors, B+W is reasonably affordable.

Build quality is amazing. I comes...Read complete review

I did a lot of searching before I buy this one.

Compared to some other expensive competitors, B+W is reasonably affordable.

Build quality is amazing. I comes with a plastic case which is NOT as good as the filter istself.

I mainly intended using it for ladscapes and waterscapes. BUT I've read there were some reddish color cast on the photos. I'll talk about this.

Yes the color cast is sometimes disturbingly visible but at some other time it may completely disappear(same place-same settings). This is an inconsistent effect to be honest. After trying it over 40 different places I've concluded :

-ND 3.0 is too dark that you want to focus first then put the filter on. Also dark filter may cause WB problems.

-ND 3.0 is also too dark that you never want to use aperture or shuttter priority modes. They always calculate half the light of enough exposure. So use manual only and shoot again if it's too dark.

-Reddish color cast mainly emerges when your WB settings are automatic. So shoot RAW if you want to be able to fix your images later.

-In bright daylight situations it can give you around 15 seconds of exposure. Which is bad enough for trees etc. to move due to wind and appear bluury on your final image. This is bad for landscapes and you may go for a brighter ND filter.

-In low light situations it causes desaturation sometimes. The image may seem washed out.

-Perfect for waterscapes and rivers. The water may even look like fog.

-It's really hard to clean, I guess it's bacause of it's coating. Even with a microfiber cloth it takes more than 5 minutes to clean it. So use it carefully.

-In a few photos it caused huge reddish cast only in the center of the image(mostly visible on darker areas). I caouldn't find out why.

Would I buy this product again? Yes, definitely!
Bu double it with a ND 1.2 if you're mostly a landscaper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value but not perfectly neutral

I purchased this 9 stop ND filter so that I could try some long exposure daylight shots to get that silky water effect and also to experiment with other subjects such as meadows and tree...Read complete review

I purchased this 9 stop ND filter so that I could try some long exposure daylight shots to get that silky water effect and also to experiment with other subjects such as meadows and tree canopies.

It seems to be well made and it is considerably more affordable than some of the other 9-10 stop ND filters. However, it does have a distinct reddish colour cast. This isn't a serious problem for my purposes but some might feel otherwise.

The effect appears to be consistently even throughout the surface.

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4.0

Good but not perfect

By Mac

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Reddish Color Cast
  • Vignettes

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

I've never used such a strong ND before so it's possible that my expectations were too high, but I am disappointed by the vignetting.
I've used this on a Nikon 20mm f1.8 and the 24-120 f4. It vignettes very harshly on the 20mm and up to about 35mm on the zoom, when it starts to become fixable in lightroom.
The reddish color cast is a small nuisance, but easy to fix in post. The vignetting on wide lenses is very hard to fix in post.
Otherwise, the filter seems well-made and it is a lot of fun to get long daytime exposures.

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5.0

Great filter with a problem

By TandemBob

from Springfield, VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Color Cast On Fuji

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

The filter causes a color cast on a Fuji X-E1. This problem is described in DPreview.

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4.0

A good value

By PeterG

from Santa Rosa, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

      Since I'm not going to take lots of photos with this 3.0 ND filter, I did some research and found this to be a good value. It is. All ND filters, including this one, have some colorcast. I can correct this by adjusting the white balance in either the camera and/or post-processing. An Internet search will point you to instructions on how to do this. The filter's plastic case arrived with a minor crack; but it does not affect the case's function. Suggest getting special-use filters for your largest diameter lens and use step-up rings for your other lenses.

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      5.0

      quality

      By sean

      from philadelphia pa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

        beautiful filter well worth the price

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        5.0

        Solid, great quality

        By MarcD

        from Bucks County, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

          Very nice filter. Solidly built. A little heavy, but works very well. Threads on smoothly. I'm very satisfied.

          I'm using this filter for long exposures of water during the day.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Lee

          from Ottawa, ON

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

            Excellent filter. Thanks.

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            5.0

            Always a Happy Customer!

            By Shmanda

            from Redding, CT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Long exposures

              Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

              I had previously punched this item when i had a smaller camera/ lens and when i "upgraded" i knew it was a must have for my new lens. I am always pleased with my purchases from B&H and the delivery time is always outstanding - my items come earlier than i am told which means i can start shooting with my new gear even faster! Thanks B&H - i am already thinking of my next item to purchase... it is waiting in my shopping cart!!

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By Frattofoto

              from New Jersey

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                I have Hoya & Tiffen ND filters. This is my 1st B+W filter. The build quality is so far above them. I found very little color cast. I was doing 5 min exposure and could not find any issue do to using the filter. Images were very sharp.

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                5.0

                Best Stopper!

                By DebTracy

                from Chesapeake

                Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                This ND filter is fantastic! Leaves a bit of a reddish hue, but easily removed in Lightroom etc. Virtually no distortion at all! High quality filter at a great price! Just about best of the best!

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                5.0

                Exactly as Expected

                By Steve Berger Photographic

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                  I bought this for a 11-16 Tokina lens to shoot sunsets and waterfalls and this filter is the est for both kinds of shooting. Excellent optics, and very affordable.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By TommyLegePhoto

                  from Honolulu HI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Case
                  • Durable
                  • Good Built Quality
                  • Image Quality
                  • Price For What You Get

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Long exposure

                  Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                  Came in great condition from B&H. As for the product for this price you expect it to feel expensive and it succeeds. Brass right makes it just feel solid. Great quality and great quality images with it.

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                  5.0

                  Great for long daylight exposure

                  By ACGIOTTO

                  from Vancouver, BC Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                    It's great for showing cloud and water motion.
                    Excellent quality product.

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                    5.0

                    Quality.

                    By SLKphoto

                    from Canada

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                      I've use B+W filters exclusively. The filter is excellent optically. Great one to have in the kit.

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                      4.0

                      Worth Purchasing

                      By Michael B

                      from Burlington,VT

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                        Purchaced this filter to use on my Tokina ATX PRO 11-16mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for long daytime exposures of waterfalls, clouds,etc. I was very pleased with the results this filter produced. I would highly recommend this filter to anyone who is looking to do simular photography.

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                        3.0

                        A Little Too Red

                        By DB in Dixie

                        from Guntersville, Alabama

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                        • Color Shift

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                        Some of the reviews I read were correct. The product certainly allows for slow shutter speeds in full light. But in opinion, the color shift (toward red)is too much for me. Iwas wanting a much more expensive filter with better reviews on color shift, but they were backordered. ...lesson learned.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Pro amateur

                        from Hawaii

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                              I love how I can get the movement of the clouds and the blurred water shot all in the daytime. Love this. I would highly encourage someone to get this filter!

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                              5.0

                              Works very well

                              By Butch

                              from Missouri

                              Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                              Works perfectly for long exposures. I have gotten great images and am very happy with the way this filter works.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent ND Filter

                              By Piotr

                              from NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                                    Very good and reliable filter. Excellent, great construction and quality.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Filter

                                    By Andrew

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                                        Works very well

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent filter

                                        By Hcdarling

                                        from Wisconsin

                                        Comments about B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter:

                                        Even in the brightest sunlight, this filter allows for very long exposures. It was exactly what I was looking for.

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