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B+W 82mm Linear Polarizer Filter

B&H # BWP82 Mfr # 65062142
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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 82mm 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 82 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 82 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm
B+W 82mm Linear Polarizer Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W82mm Linear Polarizer Filter
     
    4.3

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          3.0

          Works Well with Canon TS-24mm II

          By Tilt-Shifting Architecture Shooter

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about B+W 82mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            Using this on the Canon 24mm Tilt Shift II lens to help get rid of window reflections and control light in the sky. It screws on easily but does not hold firmly when rotating in the opposite direction (the front part moves independently of the mount to adjust polarizing angles).There is no noticeable vignetting when the lens is not shifted, but when shifted to the maximum, the corners on the furthest side are blacked out. However, I have been using this on top of a Calumet UV filter - filter on filter, which could be the cause of this vignetting.All in all, I've been very pleased with the polarizing effect. No noticeable loss of image sharpness or other issues. I don't rely heavily on my in-camera light meter so this is perfect for me - also the 24mm TS II is a manual focus lens (if were it automatic, I would have purchased a circular polarizer).

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            5.0

            Never without it

            By Frenchie

            from Italy

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

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              • Color Correction
              • Lens Protection

              Comments about B+W 82mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

              Combining the post-production potential of digital photography with a good polarizing filter can give astounding results. Polarizing filter is popular because it eliminates reflections on water or glass, but it can be useful in many other situations, and I like the way it saturates colors. I would recommend top quality filters, such as B+W. It is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and it is worth having the best.

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              4.0

              Very good but...

              By Araz jakalian

              from laval, quebec, canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Comments about B+W 82mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                    Overall very happy with this polarizer but you should be aware of a few things:
                    1. Rotation is very stiff, at least on mine
                    2. There seems to be a color cast towards the red. I use it for landscape photography so I don't mind it

                    And remember this is not a "circular" polarizer, it's a linear polarizer. I use it on my 24mm TS m II witch does not have autofocus.

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                    5.0

                    This filter takes one for the team.

                    By AudaxViator

                    from Midwest, USA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Can Take a Hit
                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

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                        Comments about B+W 82mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                        I purchased this filter in addition to a B+W circular polarizer to create a variable ND filter for my 24mm lens (which is $200 cheaper than a Singh-Ray Variable ND). I haven't had much experience with it but it is well made like all B+W products and does what I expected it to thus far. A point I'd like to make is that during a tragic accident when my mother was trying to move some of my gear around in her truck the lens (with both filters attached) fell out and struck a concrete driveway from a distance of about three and a half feet. It landed at an angle directly hitting this outer filter on the ground and the only noticeable damage is a tiny inward dent on the outer threading and a little scratching from the concrete. The filter did not break, still works like a charm, threads were easily bent back and filter is able to take additional filters on the front. Long and short of it: well built, does what it should, protected my lens, and prevented a potential heart attack.

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