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B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMC82 Mfr # 66-016117
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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 82mm 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 82 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 82 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm
B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
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    B+W82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (28)

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      (14)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (37)
    • Clear optics (33)
    • Firm mount (32)
    • Easily mounted (26)
    • Consistent effect (25)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (19)
      • Image manipulation (18)
      • Lens protection (11)
      • Artwork (7)
      • UV protection (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Circular Polarizer!!

      I bought this specifically for a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks this past week to use with Canon 16-35 zoom and 24 mm TSE lenses.

      I was very...Read complete review

      I bought this specifically for a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks this past week to use with Canon 16-35 zoom and 24 mm TSE lenses.

      I was very pleased with the results. Neither lens showed vignetting, even with the 16-35 set at 16 mm at f2.8. There was atmospheric haze due to smoke from forest fires in the area, and every day I was in Grand Teton the sky was absolutely cloudless, making for very harsh lighting. This filter helped to cut some of the haze, and enriched the color of the mountains.

      When shooting hot spring pools in Yellowstone, I was amazed at how well it cut the surface reflections. This let me bring out the nice colors of the mineral deposits under the water in the pools.

      If you are using the same lenses as myself, there is no need to get the slim version, which is a plus, because you can use the standard Canon lens cap rather than the loose-fitting caps that come with the B+W slim filters.

      As usual, like my other B+W filters, it is well made, and never gets stuck on the lens.

      Cons: Not inexpensive. But one has to consider that it's a large diameter filter and is flawless in performance, hence the cost.

      I did notice that it got a little harder to rotate in ambient temperatures lower than about 35 deg F.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Too much expensive

      This polarize is good, but I didnt understand why is too much expensive

      This polarize is good, but I didnt understand why is too much expensive

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      5.0

      Good one

      By Ram

      from San JOse, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

      Must have when you are shooting mid day, sun is at
      90 degrees

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      5.0

      Worth the price...

      By SAS

      from Baltimore, Md

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Cross-Threads Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

        This filter is worth its high price...doesn't make sense to put a low quality filter on a great lens... Really makes images pop... great polarization!

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        4.0

        Excellent CPL

        By etb

        from Virginia

        Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

        Really like this CPL. Affect is much more pleasing than a cheaper Hoya I owned in the past. Great build quality too. Only downside is that is very pricey.

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        5.0

        Awesome Filter

        By Shutterlyexposed

        from Bristol, IN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accepts Your Lens Cover
        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Colors Pop

          Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Using this for any landscape photos installed on my Canon 16-35 f/2.6 L lens I purchased the thin version of this and hated the fact that I could not use my Canon lens covers, but this one works great love it.

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          5.0

          Great filter buy no other

          By Harry

          from Burnsville, MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount
          • High Image Quality
          • Strong Construction
          • Use With Wide Angle Lense

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation
            • Landscape Photography
            • Lens Protection
            • Reflective Landscape
            • UV Protection

            Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            Mounts with easy and Keeps color accurate. Used in -20 degree temperature. Mounting the fliter and image quality was achieved in -20 degree teperature. Works well with wide angle lensThis will be the only polarizer I will be using.

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            4.0

            quality made

            By TigerTiger

            from Arlington, Virginia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              Quality piece for glass, must have for landscape photography.

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              4.0

              Great quality. Buy it if you afford it.

              By Samy

              from Montreal, Qc

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Mounted
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                This filter is made in Germany. The rim is made of metal and is very solid. You can feel the quality and precision. It is not very loose when you turn the filter to adjust for the light.

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                5.0

                Accept no substitutes

                By hank in the bay

                from Tiburon,Ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                  If your looking to improve the quality of your photos, cut through water, or deal with reflective surfaces...... This is for you, it's very well crafted and performs as promised.

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                  4.0

                  Not easy to clean

                  By starfire

                  from Idaho

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Too expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                  I like the polarizer, but it came with an oily film on it and has been a bear to remove, even with specialized lens cleaner.

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                  4.0

                  Great glass

                  By Scott

                  from Dallas TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                    Makes sky/clouds light up!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Polarizer

                    By Ken Croxdale

                    from Knoxville,Tennessee

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      Great for use on stream,river,lake & landscape shotsDial in the degree of polarization you want.Very smooth rotating ring.Quality of glass is superb.I wished i had seen the nano coated version for a couple of bucks more I would have purchased those instead. It's B+W,enough said.

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                      4.0

                      You get what you pay for

                      By George

                      from San Mateo, CA

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Consistent Effect
                      • Easily Mounted

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                        I use this filter to reduce glare in full sun and to enhance contrast in sky/clouds and darken water at beach. I've also used it to obtain moonbows in Yosemite, recently. I really like that it's easy to remove from uv filter because I've had problems with lessor filters. It is a little expensive though

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                        5.0

                        The best

                        By Greg

                        from Fortuna, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                            B + W is the world leader of high-quality filters. They are usually the most expensive, but you get what you pay for. They have brass rings, while other brands have aluminum which are inferior.

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                            5.0

                            works great

                            By freak820

                            from Ft. Lauderdale FL.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                              this is the best CPL i have ever owned. smooth operation, nice saturation, great polarizing.

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                              5.0

                              Nice premium polarizer

                              By Rufus

                              from Conyers, GA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                I use a polarizer for most of my outside, daylight photographs. This filter provides excellent polarizing. The brass filter ring makes installing and removing this filter quite easy; I've had other polarizers that were difficult to remove after they had been installed and used for a while. I anticipate that the coating will provide for maintaining a cleaner surface, longer life, and reduced ghosting and flare.

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                                4.0

                                Great results!

                                By Jeff

                                from San Diego, CA

                                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

                                Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                Everything I expected from a B+W filter!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Just perfect

                                By Snowman

                                from Slovenia

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Firm Mount
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                    Great build quality, great optics. Tested a few MRC PL filters, this one is my favorite so far.

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                                    3.0

                                    Too much expensive

                                    By Gui Caram

                                    from los angeles, ca

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Firm Mount
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Expensive
                                    • Hi Price

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction

                                    Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                    This polarize is good, but I didnt understand why is too much expensive

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Filter

                                    By grannyst

                                    from Albuquerque, NM

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Mounted

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction

                                      Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                      This filter was used to phtograph landscapes in Hawaii. Was very happy with the results.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excelent piece of scotch glass

                                      By Juan P. Bialade

                                      from Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork
                                        • Landscape

                                        Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                                        B+W filters are grat. That is it. I use it wth my canon 24-70 F:2,8L II. Dont see significant amount of vigneting.. i love it. This is the best..

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