The B+W Neutral Density+6 F-PRO Digital Filter reduces the light by six f-stops. With this filter and without changing the f-stop, a shutter speed of 1/60 s is changed to a full second, thus requiring the use of a tripod. Moving water is rendered as blurred and flowing in the photo, and people moving in streets are dissolved in unsharpness or become invisible. Because of its higher transmission in the red beyond 660 nm, this filter brings a slightly warm tone to color photographs. If this effect is undesirable, a B+W UV-/IR-Blocking Filter 486 in front of the neutral density filter (not behind it) remedies that situation. The filter factor is 64x.
B+W F-Pro Neutral Density filters main features
Extra-Slim Mounting Rings that Eliminate Problems Associated with SLR Wide-angle and Telephoto Imaging
The B+W standard filter mount F-Pro provides some substantial enhancements over the previous B+W standard mount. It has been given a shallower design while maintaining the excellent material and production quality and its unchanged high mechanical stability and can therefore now also be used without any risk of vignetting for many wide-angle lenses. While no exact focal length limit can be given, since the vignetting depends not only on the height of the filter mount, but also on the tube design of the lens, it can generally be considered that the B+W standard filter mount F-Pro can be used without any vignetting with 35 mm film, and indeed always up to 35 mm, almost always at 28 mm and frequently even at 24 mm focal length.
Another advantage of the new F-Pro mount is that the screw ring which holds the filter glass in the mount is no longer inserted from the front, but from the rear. This means that the screw ring can no longer be loosened unintentionally after an additional filter or a lens hood has been screwed on (too tightly) and then unscrewed again.
MRC (Multi-Resistant Coating)
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MRC by B+W is not only an extraordinarily effective multiple layer coating, it is also harder than glass, so that it protects filters from scratches (for instance when cleaning the filters), and it is also water and dirt repellent, thus facilitating filter maintenance.
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