Lee Filters

Little 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 Little Stopper is a long exposure filter that increases the exposure time by 6 stops.

It's made from high quality optical glass with foam edging on the reverse to ensure a light-tight seal. The "Little" in its name refers to the stopping power and has nothing to do with the physical size of the filter!

The Little Stopper gives increased flexibility with exposure times in lower light at the start and end of the day. Detail and texture can be retained in areas of movement such as the sky and water, while still conveying a sense of time passing.


Big and Little Stopper Demo

How to Use a Little 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.

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With LEE Little Stopper

With LEE Little Stopper

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With LEE Little Stopper

With LEE Little Stopper

Exposure Guide

Normal Shutter Speed Little Stopper
+6 Stops
1/1000 1/15
1/500 1/8
1/250 1/4
1/125 1/2
1/60 1 second
1/30 2 seconds
1/15 4 seconds
1/8 8 seconds
1/4 15 seconds
1/2 30 seconds
1 second 1 minute
2 seconds 2 minutes

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