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B+W 58mm Linear Polarizer Filter

B&H # BWP58 Mfr # 65-062136
No Longer Available
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 58mm 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 58 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 58 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58 mm
B+W 58mm Linear Polarizer Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W58mm Linear Polarizer Filter
     
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    5.0

    Excellent Filter!

    By Eric S.

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about B+W 58mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

      I use this, in conjunction with a circular polarizer, to create a less expensive Vario ND filter. Works like a charm..

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