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B+W 52mm Linear Polarizer Filter

B&H # BWP52 Mfr # 65-062135
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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm Linear Polarizer 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 linear polarizer only differs from a circular polarizer in that it does not contain a quarter wave plane that enables use of auto focus and exposure features. Linear polarizers are best suited for use with manual cameras, such as view cameras, that are not dependent on internal mechanisms to determine focus or metering settings.

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° angle from the sun.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Linear polarizer
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor About 2.5 (1.3 stops)
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 Linear Polarizer Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W52mm Linear Polarizer Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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          5.0

          I love this filter!!

          By J. Branner

          from Madison Heights, Va

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about B+W 52mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            It saturates the photo and really makes the sky look blue and the clouds pop! It is very good quality!

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            4.0

            Good Product

            By Duranash

            from Denver, CO

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                  Comments about B+W 52mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                  I bought this Linear Polarizer for my G12...using it with a Lensmate Adapter. The filter is built very well, and seems somewhat heavier than other like products.

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                  5.0

                  High quality

                  By JD

                  from Nebraska

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

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                      Comments about B+W 52mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                      I used a pair of these for differential interference contrast with a stereo microscope. High quality polarizers

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Rafal K.

                      from Chicago, IL

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                      Pros

                      • Easily adjusts
                      • Great Pictures
                      • Perfect Fit
                      • Well Made

                      Cons

                      • Can be hard to clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Removing reflections

                      Comments about B+W 52mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                      Bought the filter to use mainly on automotive photography. Does it's job very well, by removing unwanted reflection from glass and other areas. The filter seems well made and is adjustable (always a plus). The only negative part about it, is that it can be hard to clean at times. Takes a little practice to get used to as far as focusing images

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