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

(based on 169 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 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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4.0

Meets Expectations for "Big Stopper' ND

By Gerald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Wish Lee would advance their design by adding a finger tab for insertion and removal.

 
5.0

Homogeneous filter

By Philip

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Homogeneous and durable 10 stop neutral density filter

 
5.0

Amazing Glass

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Every single detail of this glass is amazing. There is no noticeable color cast, the glass quality is amazing with no softening, and the foam seal makes for a perfect tight fit. Worth every penny

 
5.0

Little Stoppper Review

By Jon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

What can you say but AWESOME. Great for low light when you need to slow water. No color cast. Just remember to change your White balance to Kelvin and set to around 9,000 - 10,000 Kelvin

 
5.0

Big in the name...big on favorable results!

By Randy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great filter system you can use across multiple lenses. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. As a professional, my products are more expensive than others in my area, but my customers use me because my work sets me apart from the others. Same thing with Lee filters.

 
5.0

Love it.

By Jeremy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great buy. Just opens up many creative possibilities. The resulting images are much better than the 10-stop screw filter I had used previously.

 
5.0

A must have

By Tate McKay

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

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

Having small children means that most of my shooting has to be done during the day which is not ideal for long exposures. This filter allows me to capture what I want without any blowouts.

 
5.0

WOW! 10 Stops!

By Mike in Iowa

from Ankeny, Iowa

Verified Buyer

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

This was my first purchase of a LEE Product and I must say that this company definitely pays attention to the quality of their products. I purchased this with their Little Stopper and 105mm Circular Polarizer filters and they're all top grade products.

 
4.0

Useful item, gold standard

By groupHarmony

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

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

I use this for water / long exposure work. I've been using the 75 mm series for some time and needed the bigger size for a. Larger lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Stopper

By Phil

from Mission Viejo CA

Verified Buyer

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

Works great, a little on the brown side but that is an easy fix.

 
5.0

Just what I was hoping for!

By Mike

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

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

Just what I needed/wanted for long exposures. Only adds to the image. I have not tried any other ND filters, but this will not let you down!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As Advertised

By BondGuy

from Lausanne, Switzerland

Verified Buyer

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

Good product. No light leak with the foam rubber seal. I use it with the Lee holder so I guess that is expected. It has a blue/gray cast to it that needs to be fixed in Lightroom (easy) or by adjusting color temperature in advance (much harder). 10 stops or so, just as advertised, and thus you can't focus your camera through this filter. Compose and focus, do a test shot, then insert the filter.

 
4.0

Lee ND filter

By tushar

from NJ

Verified Buyer

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

Item was in very good condition and I loved the filters. At the same time, I also need more practice on it to take good landscape photos.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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!

 
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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 6 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!

        (0 of 4 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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