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B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMCS58 Mfr # 66-026594
You Pay: $95.50
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 58mm 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 58 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 58 mm
B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (9)
    • Clear optics (7)
    • Firm mount (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (6)
      • Image manipulation (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Well Made and Thin

      By Russ

      from San Anselmo, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Lens cap does not fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

        I only wish they would provide a more compact and convenient case to store it in, so you could carry it in you bag with ease.

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        5.0

        B+W=Fine

        By Cpt Slo

        from Oregon

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

            I've always used B+W filters and never been dissapointed. A well designed, quality product. Worth the extra dough.

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By Davy B.

            from Bartlett, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                Used not that much yet since It was winter... For what I have seen, the pictures come out great, the polarizing effect is powerful, and the quality is high (optics, construction). Let me mention the first I got was scratched (looked like from manufacturing process : poor quality control for B+W), but B&H swapped it for me with no issue. The B&H customer service continues to deliver, for me as, it seems, for the others.

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                4.0

                Assumed good filter

                By Davy

                from Bartlett, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction

                  Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                  As I got a defective copy, I lost time exchanging it and didn't test the new copy yet. B&H offered great customer service and the filter is supposed to be great. The new, replacement copy has zero defect and when inspected with the eye, filters very efficiently. Not tested yet in actual shooting. The mechanics feel strong, the ring turns smoothly. Great construction.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent quality and price.

                  By thoots

                  from Oregon

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                    This is everything I want in a polarizing filter -- MRC and thin. One of several B&W filters I've got, and I've been absolutely satisfied with all of them.

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                    4.0

                    Useful product

                    By Casual photographer

                    from New York

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Firm Mount

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                        Useful for landscape photography.

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                        5.0

                        Lives up expections as advertized

                        By Marty

                        from Bethelhem, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Reduce Reflections

                          Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                          Can put on camera, even over UV filter, & no dark corners even with wide angle.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Slim

                          By DanmacK

                          from Boston,MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Can be hard to remove

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction

                          Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                          This is a top quality filter from a superior filter manufacturer .It is an upgrade from the Promaster cheapo I was using .

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love my circular polarizer

                          By Lcat

                          from Tennessee

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                            I like having two filters available for my lenses - a nice UV and a circular polarizer. I enjoy shooting water and architecture with annoying reflections (and some with really cool reflections, when I take this filter OFF!) - this quality filter deals with the problems and helps to produce the images I want.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            B+W Circular polarizer

                            By John the traveler

                            from Herndon, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                              B+W filters are always first quality. Using an expensive lens is negated by putting a piece of coke bottle glass in front of it. Multi=coating and high quality optical glass allow a high quality lens to perform at its best. The thin mount minimizes potential dark corner issues with wide angle lenses.

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                              5.0

                              Great effect

                              By Junkfer

                              from Budapest, HUN

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Consistent Effect
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Image Manipulation
                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                I try'd with my K10d and Sigma optics, and the summary is amazed me.

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