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B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMC67 Mfr # 66-045618
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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 67mm 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 67 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 67 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 67 mm
B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (43)
    • Strong construction (43)
    • Firm mount (36)
    • Easily mounted (33)
    • Consistent effect (32)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (21)
      • Image manipulation (19)
      • Lens protection (15)
      • UV protection (8)
      • Shooting outdoors (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (40)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Well Made Filter

      This is a very well made filter. Polarizing filters have 2 elements of which the front element rotates. The rotation is very, very smooth. Screwing it onto my lens I was impressed with...Read complete review

      This is a very well made filter. Polarizing filters have 2 elements of which the front element rotates. The rotation is very, very smooth. Screwing it onto my lens I was impressed with how well made the threads were. The build quality is awesome.

      As far as picture results, this was my first polarizing filter (yes I researched a lot and got one that was pretty high end). I did not notice a lot of difference in skies, however I live near Torrey Pines reserve and for the first time I could get the blues and greens of the ocean (and actually see into the water) instead of the washed out mess I usually get. For that result alone it was well worth it to me. I notice a little more color saturation in my shots.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Gets stuck frequently!

      Honestly I thought this filter would be the best buy simply because of the high quality it said to offer. I purchased it to use with my 100mm L macro lens, but it gets...Read complete review

      Honestly I thought this filter would be the best buy simply because of the high quality it said to offer. I purchased it to use with my 100mm L macro lens, but it gets stuck quite frequently on the lens and I have to use a rubber band to get it off. I think the ring that has the filter threads is too thin because there's hardly anything to grab onto to try and spin it off the lens.

      I wouldn't buy a Kaeseman again. Not worth the high cost.

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      5.0

      Another great Kaesemann filter

      By nicholsonart

      from Spartanburg, SC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Easy to thread on to lens. Easy to use.

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          5.0

          Never have had a bad B&W filter

          By Russ

          from Ames, Iowa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            The build is very solid. I have owned multiple B&W filters over the years and they have uniformly been well made. I am including two images. Both were shot last year off of a dock in Florida, not with this particular polarizer. I include them because they show the difference a polarizer can make. The images were shot about a minute apart (long enough for me to put the filter on) and the fish had not moved

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            5.0

            Works great

            By sstandif

            from Carmel, IN

            Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            Wors great, as do all my B&W filters. No concern that the quality of the filter is detracting from the expensive glass behind it.

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            5.0

            You Need A CPL

            By dang213

            from Santa Fe, NM

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              Excellent quality at an affordable price. Polarizer are more useful than most people realize - the downside is the expense. I find this Kaesemann to be every bit as effective as polarizers at almost double the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              High-Quality, Sturdy Filter

              By Kate T

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                  This is my second circular polarizer and a huge upgrade over my first. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a high-quality CP filter. Definitely cannot beat the quality of the glass or construction. B+W is definitely my go-to filter company from now on!

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                  5.0

                  excellent and worth the money.

                  By SIMPLYNICKO

                  from NEW YORK

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      operates smoothly, very noticeable effect.
                      this is one of those purchases you get under the excuse of "get the best so i don't have to upgrade later" and its completely justified.

                      it has a heft to it, it doesn't bind or cross-thread. i'm using it on a 70-200mm f/4L IS and it never comes off.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      B+W... Always the BEST

                      By Chongo

                      from Las Vegas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      Easy to use and really cut the haze out of landscape images!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Solid

                      By Rebel Rebel

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Cross-Threads Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction

                      Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      High quality construction. Flawless glass. Bought a lot of junk before this. Don't be fooled by price. Lower prices usually means lower quality glass and that defeats your camera purchase no matter how good your camera is.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good filter

                      By RetMD

                      from Alabama

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                          Well made, smooth clean screw threads

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Expensive for a reason

                          By Megapix

                          from Beverly, MA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • "post Card" Type Results
                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Care Not To Over Tighten

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection
                          • Removes Water Reflections
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                          The saying goes "the best things in life are free." Well sometimes the best things can be expensive, such as the three L lenses I have acquired over the past few years (and a couple of not cheap 3rd party ones as well.) I learned early on not to skimp with the glass on front, whether a clear UV haze, ND, or a CP. Your expensive lens is only as good as the filter letting in the image. There are other top grade filters on the market but for my money, B&W is as good as they get. I use their haze/UV for protection and CP's and ND's as needed for desired effects. I had a less expensive brand name CP early on and had trouble telling when it was really working as I turned the filter ring. Not so with the B&W; you can see immediate change as you adjust. The color rendering and deep blue skies or clear water are fantastic. I concur with some that you need to be careful not to over tighten when screwing the filter on. It really can get stuck especially if it should heat up in the sun. Just go easy and you should be alright. Take care of your expensive lenses and they'll take care of you.

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                          5.0

                          great product

                          By jeff

                          from lynn haven fla

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Cross-Threads Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                          works like it should, good quality for the money, made to last.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Polarizer filter

                          By Stuarts1031

                          from River Edge, NJ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bring Out The Colors

                            Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                            You never know how much to spend on a photographic filter. Will one that costs $95 be 4 times as good a $24 filter? I use an expensive Nikon with an expensive lens, so why would I cheap up on a filter that needs to go on the front of my lens. It works great and I am pleased.

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                            5.0

                            Can't go wrong with a B+W

                            By GregoryAlan

                            from California north coast

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Reduces Glare

                              Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                              B+W has a world-wide reputation for top-quality filters, and it is well-deserved. Yes, they are expensive, but you get what you pay for.

                              If you take outdoor shots, you need a polarizing filter.

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                              5.0

                              High quality, great results

                              By Scott

                              from Vermont

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easily Mounted
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                I have long been a fan of B+W filters, this one is no exception. I like that I can use the lens cap with this filter, instead of the flimsy one that comes with some of the filters. Very sharp and reliable.

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                                4.0

                                Quality

                                By Karen

                                from Montana

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Mounted
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction
                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                  Look forward to using this polaizer. I liked the construction.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Filter

                                  By Stevespassion

                                  from Eastern, PA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                    This B+W Kaesemann Circular Polarizer is one of the finest I have used. It's absolutely essential for cutting glare and getting blue skies in landscape shots. It's a high quality filter and the ring is brass which makes it easier to attach to your lens.

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                                    5.0

                                    The very best, each and every time

                                    By Colin

                                    from Victoria, BC Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                          This filter is always my 1st choice when shooting landscapes and water scenes.Superbly made with brass mount and Schott glass

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                                          5.0

                                          A Must Have

                                          By Andy

                                          from Medford, OR

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Effect
                                          • Easily Mounted
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Color Correction

                                            Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                            Great for landscapes. It helps to reduce glare off of water and clouds. Yields vivid colors, especially a blue sky.

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                                            5.0

                                            Well Made Filter

                                            By CVPhotog

                                            from San Diego, CA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easily Mounted
                                            • Firm Mount

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Reduce reflections

                                              Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                              This is a very well made filter. Polarizing filters have 2 elements of which the front element rotates. The rotation is very, very smooth. Screwing it onto my lens I was impressed with how well made the threads were. The build quality is awesome.

                                              As far as picture results, this was my first polarizing filter (yes I researched a lot and got one that was pretty high end). I did not notice a lot of difference in skies, however I live near Torrey Pines reserve and for the first time I could get the blues and greens of the ocean (and actually see into the water) instead of the washed out mess I usually get. For that result alone it was well worth it to me. I notice a little more color saturation in my shots.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Enhancement to the sky colors

                                              By morishu

                                              from Naperville, IL

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                                  For those who want to shoot outdoors, a CPL really enhances the colors, especially the sky and clouds. This CPL modifies the colors well as expected and makes the images appear very clear.

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