B+W MRC 3.0/1000x ND
£105, $150 for 77mm fitting
B+W offers two editions of its 10-stop ND filter. Both have a reassuring weight, despite their thin profile, owing to the inclusion of high-quality glass plus brass mounts. The MRC version, which we’re reviewing here, features dirt-, water- and scratch-resistant multi-coatings instead of a single coating, and is about 30 per cent dearer to buy.
Fitting the filter to our Nikon lenses with 77mm attachment threads proved a little tricky and fiddly at first but got easier over time. One thing that remained constant, however, is that the B+W gave a noticeable red tint to images captured on both the D7000 and D610 cameras we used for testing. Colour accuracy was actually much better from the Tiffen filter, which costs far less money to buy.
This slim-line piece of German engineering is surprisingly weighty