posted Monday, March 7, 2016 at 3:06 PM EDT

For times when the 10-stop Big Stopper doesn't block enough light, Lee Filters now offers a 15-stop neutral density filter, aptly dubbed the Super Stopper.

All else equal, a 2 second exposure captured without the use of a filter can be extended to a whopping 17-hour long exposure when using the Super Stopper. Of course, the Super Stopper is more likely to be used during the daytime when capturing good long exposure images is often considered difficult, so your shutter speeds with the Super Stopper will be most often on the order of 15 seconds to a few minutes long.

Exposure Guide for Super Stopper
Normal Shutter Speed (seconds) with Super Stopper
1/2000 15 seconds
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 1 hour, 4 minutes
1/4 2 hours, 8 minutes
1/2 4 hours, 16 minutes
1 8 hours, 32 minutes
2 17 hours, 4 minutes

Constructed from high-quality optical glass, the Super Stopper has a filter factor of 3200 and a 4.5 density. The filter is designed to have minimal color casting and comes supplied with a protective metal case.

From Lee Filters

The Super Stopper joins the Little Stopper (6 stop) and Big Stopper (10 stop) filters and will be available in 100mm, Seven5, and SW150 filter sizes. Full pricing and availability information is not yet available, but DPReview is reporting that the SW150 Super Stopper will cost $175 USD.

(Seen via PetaPixel and DIY Photography