B+W 77mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 77mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 77mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter

B&H # BWNDVXSP77 MFR # 66-1072522
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Product Highlights

  • Variable 0.3-1.5 Neutral Density Filter
  • Reduce Exposure by 1-5 Stops
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Greater Control Over Exposure Settings
  • Allows Reduced Shutter Speed
  • Allows Wider Aperture
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Nano Coating
  • 82mm Front Filter Threads
  • Thin Brass Filter Ring
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The B+W 77mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing an exposure reduction of 1 to 5 stops. The 0.3 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is also visually demarcated with dots that represent different density values.

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than uncoated filters. The Nano coating associated with XS-Pro filters provides an additional eighth layer over the MRC, resulting in an improved beading effect when in contact with water for greater cleaning efficiency.

B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter features a thin, oversized mount which helps to reduce the likelihood to vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. The filter ring is made from brass for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
0.3 to 1.5 density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1 to 5 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Offers increased flexibility to use specific ISO settings or ISO films under bright ambient light.
Provides increased exposure flexibility while using cinema or video cameras within a designated film frame rate.
Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
Nano coating promotes an improved beading effect with water for more efficient cleaning.
Oversized and slim mount helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting with wide-angle lenses.
Thin brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
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B+W 77mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter
  • Plastic Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Filter Type Variable ND
    Density 0.3 (1 Stop) to 1.5 (5 Stops)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 77 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 82 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.6 x 0.7"
    77mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 53.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Variable ND with Polarizer!! Ok, don't freak about the price. It's worth it's price! I've tried others and this is the one that stays in my bag! Works great on my 77mm and 72mm thread (with adapter) just fine except 1 lens (which has minor vignetting at the corners): the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM 2 lens. I was shocked but you can't win them all. Make sure to buy an 82mm thread cap (B&H sells one *** and it's perfect!) so you can leave it on your lens. You won't be using the hood with this lens.You can calculate the stops per dot and it's reliable. That's all I ask for: expected performance!
    Date published: 2013-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic performance, light and compact Absolutely amazing. I have Lee filters I have been using on my nikon lenses. I find them most helpful when using the big stopper and polarizer. But the B+W vario is extremely portable and I can keep it on my 24-70mm or 70-200mm at all times to give me the flexibility to shoot wide open at all times. Beautiful rendition, however at maximum setting there is some vignetting and some chromatic aberration - I have been able to correct these issues in post. I ordered this after I bought the same filter for my 35mm summilux on my Leica MP240 and I was so impressed with the results. And, it stays on my Leica as well.
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use right from the box I bought this filter for a shoot in Hawaii--B & H mailed directly to the professional I was working with. The filter was great for increasing exposure for waterfalls and wave photos. I did not experience any vignette in my exposures. The filter works from 2 stops to 6 stops with clear markings. Unlike other variable filters I have read about, the outer ring/variable feature for the B & W does not allow you to go outside this range. This made it easy to compose at 2 stops (when you can see through the viewfinder), and then move the filter to 6 stops to set the exposure.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great filter, but interferes with hood The filter quality and image performance is great and has a extra wide ring so not to vignette a wide lens. But if you want to use it on say a Canon 70mm -200mm there is a problem. The wide ring of the filter is so wide that you can't put the sunhood over it. You have to put the sunhood on first and then try to put on the filter. This is very difficult because on a long lens like this, the hood is very deep and narrow. You can't get your fingers in there to screw it on! I bought this filter for outdoor use...I need the sunhood. This is a great filter, but only for wide lenses!!
    Date published: 2014-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results I use it primarily on a Zeiss 35mm (with a 72-77 step-up ring) for landscape work to capture movement of flowing water. It is the finest VND I've used in the 1-5 stop range. Color is as neutral as I've seen from any ND, with a very slight cast of warmth as you get deeper into the 4-5 stop range...but it's easily correctible in PS and hardly noticeable at all. Movement of the ring is very smooth and precise, and mount and removal of the filter is easy without any glitches yet. Mount and removal can always be an adventure with the step-up attached, but so far the XS-Pro has behaved quite well. I just purchased the 82mm copy of this filter to use on a Zeiss 21mm. Hopefully I will get the same results I'd enjoyed from this copy.
    Date published: 2013-09-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition for my camera bag I always stick with B & W filters. They are generally more expensive than other brands, but well worth the money. Very high quality, smooth operation and great optics. My first shoot with this filter was a waterfall in bright sun light. Canon 7D with EF-S 10-22. I adjusted the filter to the maximum density and was able to shoot slow enough to produce a beautiful silky water flow. I'm only sorry that I didn't buy this filter years ago.
    Date published: 2014-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this variable ND Filter! I purchased this variable ND filter for use on my Nikon DSLR cameras specifically for run-and-gun style video under bright daylight and a lens F-stop of f/5.6. It works fantastic. My guess when choosing this filter was that it would not vignette or have any issued since the variable ND range is so short, unlike reviews I read of other variable ND filters that offer many more stops but are said to be un-usable at the far end of the filter range. After completing two projects with this B+W ND filter, I love it and can't believe I waited this long to add it to my collection. I also own a B+W 10 stop ND and 4x5.6 Tiffen ND set. This variable ND is comparable in quality to me. Nothing bad about it. Since I purchased the 77mm filter for a 77mm threaded lens, it does require an additional larger lens cap if you want to keep the filter on a lens while in storage.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it is supposed to do. I use this filter to diminish the intensity of 2 Elinchrom 500 while photographing my wife's 21 dolls in our home made studio, thus shooting at f 8 instead of f16 in order to further blur the background paper. The main difficulty when using manual focusing and live view at full aperture is to remember to close down both filter and lens. Old age, I presume... The advantage of this 77mm is to be able to use it with many macro lenses of different diameters such as 67, 60, 55, given of course the appropriate down rings. I
    Date published: 2015-02-17
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