ND Filters

The excellent finely ground and polished special glass is used as the basis for the new ND filter glasses. This guarantees the necessary optical quality and also does not have any adverse effect on a correspondingly high-quality lens.

With the thin-film technology developed here, not only the pure ND filter effect comes into play, but a coating combination optimizes the ND filter. In addition to the filter effect, the coating combination contains a multi-layer anti-reflective component with 7 layers per filter side to prevent annoying reflections. An outer layer with the usual dirt- and water-repellent properties is applied as the final layer. This not only provides all-around protection for the filter, but also makes it easy to clean and maintain the filter pane. The light attenuation itself is very uniform over the entire visible range and produces optimally color-neutral image results.

PLEASE NOTE: ND filters must not be used for direct visual solar observation (risk of blinding). They let through UV- and IR-rays which harm the eyes. Special sun filters for direct observation of the sun are available from astronomy suppliers.

Key applications

  • Reducing the amount of light entering the camera
  • Suitable for both analog and digital cameras
  • Selective sharpness by achieving larger apertures – ideal for portraiture
  • Long exposures producing a cotton candy effect on moving water and deserted streets void of people and cars
  • Wipe effects, continuous light trails
  • Made in Germany

Tips & Tricks

  • Use sufficiently stable tripod
  • Work with “B” bulb for long exposure times
  • Use remote control with camera-app
  • Set exposure values manually (no full-auto program)
  • Select low ASA values and a small stop
  • Choose Live-View for control
  • Deactivate noise reduction program 
  • Use RAW format to attain optimum editing conditions
  • Cover camera viewfinder during photo shoot


Without 802 B+W ND 0.6 filter

With 802 B+W ND 0.6 filter

Without 810 B+W ND 3.0 filter

With 810 B+W ND 3.0 filter



Check our ND 800 Filters
802 MASTER Neutral Density Filter 0.6

This B+W ND filter, which reduces the light by two f-stops, already shows a clear effect on your photographs such as requiring f/4 instead of f/8 for selective focus or 1/15 sec instead of 1/60 sec for a long exposure effect. The filter is color-neutral, and it should be part of any basic DSLR photography equipment kit.

Coating: MRC nano
Diameter: 37, 39, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 95

803 MASTER Neutral Density Filter 0.9

This B+W ND filter reduces the light by three f-stops and is particularly interesting for video when no suitable aperture can be selected in bright light or when a specific, small DOF is required. With this filter, distinct flow of water effect becomes apparent. The B+W 103 ND filter 0.9 is also ideal for shooting photos with a wipe effect.

Coating: MRC nano
Diameter: 37, 39, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 95

806 MASTER Neutral Density Filter 1.8

This B+W ND filter, which reduces light entering the camera by six f-stops, already qualifies as an extreme filter. With this filter, and without changing the aperture (and DOF), an exposure time of 1/60 s becomes a full second. Running water is rendered hazy and soft. A tripod is necessary in any case.

Coating: MRC nano
Diameter: 37, 39, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 95

810 MASTER Neutral Density Filter 3.0

With a light reduction of ten f-stops, this ND filter delivers a further intensification compared with the B+W ND 106. Running water virtually transforms into mist. People walking on streets become blurred and indistinct or even invisible. In some cases this involves extremely long exposures of up to one minute. A stable tripod is essential.

Coating: MRC nano
Diameter: 37, 39, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 86, 95


DensityND 0.6ND 0.9ND 1.8ND 3.0
Stop 8
Time 1/500
1/1251/601/82 sec.
Stop 11
Time 1/250
1/601/301/44 sec.
Stop 16
Time 1/125
1/301/150,5 sec.8 sec.
Stop 22
Time 1/60
1/151/81 sec.15 sec.
Stop 32
Time 1/30
1/81/42 sec.30 sec.
We have got more to offer. 
Take a look at our other ND Filters:

ND Vario

ND 700 Graduated Filters



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