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Super Stopper

Size Guide
Stopper Exposure Guide

Use these exposure tables to find the correct exposure. Your Stopper filter will have come with a printed exposure table and there's also a free iOS or Android exposure app.

Normal Shutter Speed Little Stopper
+6 Stops
Big Stopper
+10 Stops
Super Stopper
+15 Stops
1/1000 1/15 1 second 30 seconds
1/500 1/8 2 seconds 1 minute
1/250 1/4 seconds 2 minutes
1/125 1/2 seconds 4 minutes
1/60 1 second 15 seconds 8 minutes
1/30 2 seconds 30 seconds 16 minutes
1/15 4 seconds 1 minute 32 minutes
1/8 8 seconds 2 minutes 1hr 4 mins
1/4 15 seconds 4 minutes 2hr 8 mins
1/2 30 seconds 8 minutes 4hrs 16mins
1 second 1 minute 16 minutes 8hrs 32mins
2 seconds 2 minutes 32 minutes 17hrs 4 mins

The Super Stopper is a long exposure filter that increases the exposure time by 15 stops.

It's made from high quality optical glass with foam edging on the reverse to ensure a light-tight seal. 100mm and SW150 sizes come in a protective tin and the Seven5 filter is in a handy storage sleeve.

The Super Stopper works well in harsh midday sunlight - traditionally considered an unfavourable time to shoot. However, with this filter the softness that arises from any movement contrasts pleasingly with areas of bright light, creating an effect rarely seen before now.


Super Stopper Demo

How to Use a Super Stopper

  1. First compose your image before fitting the Stopper.

  2. Take a meter reading without the filter in place, and set your desired aperture and shutter speed.

  3. Use the exposure tables to find the correct exposure. Your filter will have come with a printed exposure table and there's also a free iOS or Android exposure app.

  4. With the Stopper inserted into the slot nearest the lens, attach the filter holder as usual and make your exposure.

  5. 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.

Results

Sea Swirl with LEE 0.6 ND Hard Grad

With LEE 0.6 ND Hard Grad

Sea Swirl with LEE Super Stopper and LEE 0.6 ND Hard Grad

With LEE Super Stopper and 0.6 ND Hard Grad

Durdle Door with LEE 0.6 ND Soft Grad

With LEE 0.6 ND Soft Grad

Durdle Door with LEE Super Stopper and LEE 0.6 ND Soft Grad

With LEE Super Stopper and 0.6 ND Soft Grad

Exposure Guide

Normal Shutter Speed
Super Stopper
+15 Stops
1/1000 30 seconds
1/500 1 minute
1/250 2 minutes
1/125 4 minutes
1/60 8 minutes
1/30 16 minutes
1/15 32 minutes
1/8 1hr 4 mins
1/4 2hr 8 mins
1/2 4hrs 16mins
1 second 8hrs 32mins
2 seconds 17hrs 4 mins

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