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B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMC86 Mfr # 66-016119
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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 86mm 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 86 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 86 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 86 mm
B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
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    B+W86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Strong construction (6)
    • Clear optics (5)
    • Easily mounted (5)
    • Firm mount (5)
    • Consistent effect (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (4)
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      5.0

      Nice filter

      By Bill

      from Pawtucket Ri

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easily Mounted
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Really beautifully made. Doesn't cut out as much light as cheaper filters.

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          5.0

          The utimate in filters

          By Robin

          from Toms River, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Cost But Worth It

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction

          Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Expensive but you get what you pay for. Works well and has low light loss. Don't put a $50 filter on $3,000 worth of camera and lens.

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          5.0

          Does the job, as advertised

          By Mort

          from Temecula CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            I pretty much keep it on the Sigma 250-500 mm lens I bought it for. This far the results have been good.

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            5.0

            Great filter!!!

            By Sama Sama

            from Mandan, ND

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction

              Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              Very nice filter does what it was designed for.

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              5.0

              Does a good job at a fair price

              By KD

              from Carson City, NV

              About Me Photography Student

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Image Manipulation
                • Lens Protection

                Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                Very happy with this filter.

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                5.0

                I'm really happy!

                By Mehrdad Tavakkolian

                from Toronto ON / CANADA

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Architecture
                  • Color Correction

                  Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                  Architecture and Reflective materials

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Perfect CPL

                  By Katodog

                  from Carol Stream, Illinois

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about B+W 86mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      This filter is built very well, better than any other filter I've used. It seems to be machined very well, and the rotating ring moves smooth as silk. I don't know if it would loosen after use, but it seems like it would take a long time for it to loosen if it did, or it would take a lot of heavy use to loosen it. It's heavier that some filters I've used, and to me that says quality materials were used. This is definitely not going to fall apart, and probably won't break if dropped. 86mm filters aren't cheap, but you can find cheap ones. Don't go the cheap route, if you're spending that kind of money on a lens, you need to spend some money to get the best filters. This is definitely the best filter, at least in my opinion. It was definitely well worth the price.

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