The Big Stopper

bigstopper1The Big Stopper is a long exposure filter that reduces the amount of light entering your lens by approximately ten stops. This gives broad scope to create incredible images using slow shutter speeds or wide apertures.

By greatly extending exposure times the Big Stopper has the effect of allowing anything that is moving in your image to become blurred or ghost like, for example clouds, waterfalls, rivers, and the sea. The filter can also be used on cityscapes to blur people or on roads and motorways to blur traffic.

  • bigstoppertimingBefore fitting the Big Stopper, first compose your image.
  • Take a meter reading without the filter in place, and set your desired aperture and shutter speed.
  • Multiply your exposure by a factor of ten. For example, if your meter reading suggests an exposure of 1/125sec at f/11, with the Big Stopper fitted, your exposure becomes eight seconds at f/11. If your meter reading suggests an exposure of two seconds at f/11, with the Big Stopper fitted, your exposure becomes a whopping 32 minutes.
  • With the Big Stopper inserted into the slot nearest the lens, attach the filter holder as usual and make your exposure.
  • Always use the sturdiest tripod you can when making long exposures, and take care not to knock the camera or tripod. Cover your viewfinder before releasing the shutter to avoid light encroaching onto the sensor or film and causing flare.
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FiltroNome e DescrizioneMaterialeSistema 100mmRF-75SW-150
filtro descrizione materiale sistema 100mm rf-75 sw-150
The Big Stopper

The Big Stopper

A glass filter that reduces exposure by approximately 10 stops.

Vetro 100x100mm - -