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B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMC52 Mfr # 66-045613
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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • High Efficiency Kaesemann Foils
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.

Kaesemann-type filters feature greater optical efficiency than regular polarizing foils and are more neutral in color. The polarizing foils are cemented between plano-parallel optical glass layers, which are then precision-polished to achieve the most accurate plano-parallel surface. This edge sealing protects the filter layers from humidity and are ideal for use with high-speed telephoto and apochromatic lenses.

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than uncoated filters.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features.
Kaesemann polarizing foils provide highly neutral coloring and higher image quality than conventional polarizing foils.
Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor About 2.5 (1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes, MRC (Multi-Resistant Coating)
Rotating Yes
Effect Eliminates reflections and haze and improves color and tonal saturation
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
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    B+W52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
     
    4.8

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    • Easily mounted (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Firm mount (3)

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        5.0

        Excellent quality.

        By JohnM

        from Albany, OR

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        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          This filter was purchased for my wife's Panasonic camera. It's a great quality filter with no color shift like cheaper polarizers.

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          5.0

          Great filter

          By Sandy

          from Philadelphia, PA

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          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Very solid construction. Have used this filter on one shoot so far and I have been very happy. Wonderful cloud details.

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          4.0

          Great Filter

          By Chip Tester

          from Sunnyvale, CA

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          Pros

          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted
          • Strong Construction

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              Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              Well-made, solid construction. Operates very smoothly. Threads on and off easily.

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              5.0

              Smooth action, quality abounds

              By Nightnoise

              from Denver, CO

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality

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                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                This is such a quality product and it shows! I threw my old polarizer filter in the trash immediately. The mechanical action is so smooth! Your lenses deserve this level of filter!

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                5.0

                Great Pictures in Las Vegas

                By Donbro

                from Was in Las Vegas

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                Pros

                • Easily Mounted
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

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                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                  Added it to my 35mm Prime and took some wonderful pictures of the winter scene inside the Bellegio. Went to dinner at the Paris Resturant and was able to take pictures from inside of the Water show at night. I was shooting through the inside windows with lights shining behind me. No reflection using the polarizer (took it off to see if there was a difference, boy was there). Highly recommend having this essential tool.

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