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B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMCS52 Mfr # 66-026458
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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Slim-Line Mount for Wide Angle Lenses
  • Lightweight Aluminum Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim 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.

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. The slim filters are specifically designed for use with wide angle lenses and are only 0.2" / 5mm thick. They do not have front threads for stacking additional filters.

Note: This filter ring's outside diameter is slightly larger than the actual thread size, and because of this you may be unable to attach the lens manufacturer's bayonet-mounted lens hood to the lens while using this filter. This is dependent on your specific lens and how thick the front rim of the lens is; with thinner, low-profile lenses usually being affected more.

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.
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.
Lightweight, slim aluminum filter ring measures 5mm thick to help reduce vignetting.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 52 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 Lens Cap Size 52 mm
B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (9)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Consistent effect (5)
    • Easily mounted (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Superior product.

      By Bruce

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bluer Skies Clear Water
        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

        This polarizer is far superior to the less expensive alternatives, images are crisper and clearer. Also, the thinness of the ring means on vignetting even at a focal length setting of 18mm (35mm equiv.) on my 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm lens.

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        5.0

        Nicely built, quality glass

        By Tulse Luper

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

            I picked this up for use on 28 and 40mm pancakes. It's well made and very slim - doesn't show up in the corners on the wide angle.

            The lens cap doesn't clip on (slim, so no threads for it), but my model seems to be holding on okay.

            Great price.

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            5.0

            Excellent Top Notch Filter

            By Todd

            from Minnesota

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation
              • Lens Protection

              Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

              Excellent filter! I own many B+W filters including
              UV and ND filters. They all deliver excellent results with no image quality degradation. CP is great for enhancing foliage during autumn, enhancing skies, and reducing glare. Use it on my canon 40mm pancake.

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              4.0

              good filter

              By simone9it

              from Montreal Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easily Mounted
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • UV Protection

                Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                Filter is well built and good not many problem with it except the lens I have to go with it is poor/slow so cannot really make full use of it I will use this with another lens or a dslr that is the best use on MFT is a waste

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                5.0

                The Best

                By zensu

                from Montgomery, AL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Color Neutral
                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted
                • Easy to use
                • Firm Mount
                • Great White Balance
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Eliminates reflections
                • In Cloudy Skies
                • Near Water

                Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                The best Polarizer I have ever used! I've tried many in the last 40 years and B+W makes the best. Don't waste you money on other brands, go with B+W!

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                5.0

                Great price, great filter.

                By Mike B,

                from Edison . N,J,

                About Me Tech Savvy

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                Pros

                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                  Works well with wide angle lens

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                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By threeputtingfool

                  from NW Florida Panhandle

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                    It's a B & W, what can I say. Very smooth operation, fit and finish is flawless. Sure deepens the skies on sunny days and helps cut through glare around the water.

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                    4.0

                    Fine product, cap slips off easily

                    By shep

                    from Princeton, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics

                    Cons

                    • Loose cap

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                    This ultra-slim filter is just the thing for wide-angle lenses, to avoid vignetting. It omits a front screw thread to make it skinny. The consequence is that a push-on lens cap has to be used. This is knocked off all too easily; I have already had to buy a replacement B+W cap.
                    The polarizer glass is typical of B+W's outstanding quality, plus high-quality antireflection coating.
                    Five stars, minus one for the not-so-firm push-on cap.

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                    4.0

                    Great quality but needs better lens cap

                    By GlennS

                    from Houston, TX

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                      Lens cap fits over entire filter but isn't deep enough to stay on.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good One

                      By Stan Ivasyuk

                      from [@]

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Image Manipulation
                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                        The filter is very good. I saw technical reviews and B+W Polarizers have very good optical glass and quality protection so I chose right B+W. I also have a 040 Yellow-Red B+W filter for the B&W photography. This polarizer has no front thread, but it's slim - and that is also good. Has its own cap. I use it always put on my lens. This is summer now so landscapes become very impressive when using this one!

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