B+W 77mm 110 filters one of our bestsellers! Why you need a 10 stop ND.

At the time of writing this post we have more of these very popular 10 stop ND filters back in in most sizes. The factory had its production schedules left in tatters trying  to keep up with demand. All because folks posted images using them on the net and then everyone wanted one! Wondering why? Take a look at the images below yep that’s why…

b+w 110“Cliffs of Netanya” by Rosie Galitz ( using a B+W ND 110)

Here are a few tips to help you get the best from your purchase whether it is a 6 or 10 stop Neutral Density filter. These strong ND filters allow photographers to shoot at the slow shutter speeds needed to give that fairy floss or laminar look to water, rivers, waterfalls, waves etc… They also give you the ability to control apertures much more effectively in very strong light environments such as deserts or beaches and thus depth of field.

The_Swimming_Hole“The swimming hole” Kevin Kroeker ( using a B+W ND 110)

For water and sunsets shots you will need a tripod and it is best to set your camera to manual mode for both metering and focusing. Which now means you also have to compensate for the 10 stops manually in either aperture or time?

To get the nice flow effects in water you need to have a least a 2-6 second exposure, this will depend on how fast the water is moving so a few test shots might be needed. Plus it is good form to not overexpose the water as you will lose the detail in it.

Without 110 filter.

With 110 filter.

In regions of bright light it can be difficult to shoot with your preferred shutter speed or aperture an ND filter gives you extra control. It will also allow you to control the depth of field. A 3  stop filter is the best choice for this.

Here is a neat photo trick that Architectural photographers have been using for years,  for busy streets or temples packed with tourists, set your camera up on a tripod and shoot as long exposure as you can… at least 20 seconds up to  several minutes (the longer the better) and presto you will have deserted streets in your image, yep… that’s right you had Angkor Wat  temples … all to yourself.

Strong ND filters display some colour shift (due to the extra Infrared reaching the sensor) so 6 and 10 stop will display a warmer image. You can correct for this by using custom white balance. Shooting in raw or DNG if you have it on your camera will allow you to fine tune exposure and white balance if needed with your chosen software. A search on google will find plently of helpful pages on how to do this.

These ND filters have fast become the must have accessories in the modern photographers kit. Need inspiration? Check out the 10 stop gallery on flickr at the nd110-filter-group

 These ND filters are also available in most other sizes.

5 thoughts on “B+W 77mm 110 filters one of our bestsellers! Why you need a 10 stop ND.

  1. A puzzlement to me is: Must post processing be done AFTER using the B+W 110 filter? I’d love to see what the shot looks like BEFORE its processed with Photoshop.

    And, if it is post processed with PS, could PS Elements be used instead?

    • I guess it depends on what your output looks like as to if it needs any post production. I have images that did not require any manipulation as they look fine straight out of the camera… as they were taken on film. PS elements is s stripped down simpler program for post processing and suits many folks needs.

  2. I’ve just started using the B+W 110 10 stop filter because when I saw what it could do, I knew I’d have to get one. I do find it rather difficult to get the shot that I’m looking for.

    I’m attaching a link below here, and hope it opens up so you can see what I”m talking about.


  3. Hi all,

    A link to some shots with my new B+W ND 110: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjuq246R

    Very, very little post-processing done on these. Most of them have only white balance, a little saturation pop and sensor spot repair.

    The thing I love about the B+W ND 110 is that I get dreamy photos WITHOUT the need for post-processing. Given I’m pretty lazy that’s wicked.


  4. I just bought a B+W ND10 filter and each time I’ve used it on my 450D (18-200 Sigma lens) the pictures turn out really grainy or a bit out of focus, even though I use a tripod. They also turn out really really varm in the tone, any ideas on how to make them more like the above?

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