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B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMC95 Mfr # 66-016141
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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 95mm 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 95 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 95 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 95 mm
B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

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

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      Best Uses

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        5.0

        High Quality Glass!

        By Brian

        from Simi Valley, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            Great glass, nice coating, and quality build. Very pleased with this purchase.

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            5.0

            Works great

            By Tony

            from Bay Area, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              Great filter, solid construction. Does the job.

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              5.0

              Great filter at any price

              By Poppie

              from Modesto, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Reduction of blue cast
                • Reduction of glare
                • Reduction of haze
                • Reduction of reflections

                Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                As a very enthusiastic intermediate level photographer who loves to shoot nature and landscapes, I appreciate the high quality of the Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter. It has a medium price range (especially for a 95mm filter) yet it meets my high expectations. There is absolutely no distortion, does not change the clarity of my photos, and when it states it reduces haze and blue cast in landscapes and helps to eliminate reflections and glare, you can count on it to do just that. It is very sturdy and easy to put on or take off the lens. Very happy with this CP filter.

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                5.0

                great piece!

                By wildlifeman

                from on the road for the next 2 years!!

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                    We went to Yelowstone NP for 10 days & I used it almost continually to get those great shots of the wildlife with the enhanced skies & water in the scenes. The only time it was off was in very low light conditions.

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                    5.0

                    Excellant Circular Polarizer

                    By nipomonan

                    from nipomo, Ca

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Color Correction
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      Again, I prefer B+W filters. The quality for the $$is unsurpassed!The deep threads on this filter gaurantee a strong attachment, yet the filter rotates easily. I am very happy with this purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Polorizing Filter

                      By Rajun Kajun

                      from Hilton Head, SC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Consistent Effect
                      • Easily Mounted

                      Cons

                      • Hard to thread

                      Best Uses

                      • Any time glare is present
                      • Bright days
                      • On water

                      Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      I take a lot of surfing photos. This filter has reduced the glare from the water and deepened the sky color.

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                      4.0

                      As good as it gets

                      By Greg

                      from Maui

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about B+W 95mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

                      The polarizing filter is one of the only two filters that I still need since having fully embraced the digital age---you can't create this effect in post-production. (The other is the 10-stop neutral density filter for taking long exposures). Since I have an auto-focus Hasselblad, I need the circular polarizer to make the auto-focus work. And since I live in Hawaii, I wanted it "edge-sealed" against fungus or salt air. With its brass construction and multi-coating, this wonderful filter is also ungodly expensive, and that is the only down side. I have three lenses, which take different filter sizes, so I bought adapter rings, and just this one filter for the largest size lens, and use it on all the lenses.

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