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B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMCS77 Mfr # 66-026598
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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 77mm 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 77 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 77 mm
B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (33)
    • Strong construction (33)
    • Firm mount (30)
    • Consistent effect (15)
    • Easy to use (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (19)
      • Image manipulation (15)
      • Artwork (4)
      • Reduces glare (3)
      • Shooting outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Easy to use with 24-105 IS Zoom

      I bought the slim filter because the normal thickness version obscured the corners of images taken at 24mm on a full frame Canon 5D mark II. Neither the full thickness B+W polarizing filter...Read complete review

      I bought the slim filter because the normal thickness version obscured the corners of images taken at 24mm on a full frame Canon 5D mark II. Neither the full thickness B+W polarizing filter or slim version can be readily rotated with the lens shade in place. For most landscape hand held shots only a few seconds are needed for the photographer to remove the lens hood, rotate the filter so the white lettering "B+W" roughly points and the sun and reattach the filter.

      the only feature you loose with the slim filer is the ability to stack filters, a function I have never felt I needed.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great filter, poor cap

      Slim filter is of typical B&W quality - excellent. However, included push-on lens cap falls off easily, and the slim nature of the filter makes it difficult to adjust. There is...Read complete review

      Slim filter is of typical B&W quality - excellent. However, included push-on lens cap falls off easily, and the slim nature of the filter makes it difficult to adjust. There is also no clear indication as to the direction of the effect as there is on the standard filter. In the end I returned this for the standard filter as it suits my style more.

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      4.0

      So far so good.

      By Kcrotts

      from Seattle

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction

        Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

        I use this filter to eliminate reflections and glare for indoor photos as I am a real estate broker. As soon as I started using it I noticed the views through windows from inside, using a 5 frame HDR series, came to life and focus.
        It made an immediate and dramatic impact under bright conditions outside as well.
        I will be using it extensively. Unfortunatly that means a lot of handling and some abuse. The lens cap that comes with the filter is useless. I specifically wanted to use the stock lens cap for the filter. The plastic filter cap will not stay on and so I expect this expensive lens will last about 1/2 as long as a result. There is simply no way this cap will stay on and either you use it only in the bag or expect it to fall off and get lost. Too bad.

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        5.0

        I love this polarizer

        By KG

        from Winston salem, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Lens Protection

          Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

          This polarizer is great for wide angles. This is my second one and I love it.

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          5.0

          Excellent!

          By Zoommx5

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Mounted
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

            Slim design stays out of the FOV with my Nikon 16-35... perks up the saturation and kills reflections!

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            • No

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            5.0

            B & W Slim Polarizer

            By webscyte

            from Cape Coral, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation
              • UV Protection

              Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

              I use it to enhance color, and reduce glare on wildlife and scenics. I prefer the slim because it doesn't affect wide angle lenses. I had to replace my 25 year old previous filter.

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              4.0

              do the job !

              By Fred

              from Montreal

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Mounted

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction

                Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                perfect for outdoor, make sky and snow look better

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                5.0

                Gets the job done

                By Shutterbug270

                from Brentwood, Tn

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Effect

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                    I had a traditional circular polarizer on my
                    Canon 16-35mm lense and always had vignetting. This slim polarizer corrected that problem

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                    4.0

                    B+W Circular Poarizer Slim MRC Filter

                    By InTheRawPhotography

                    from Acton, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                      Excellent quality. However, while I purchased it to prevent vignetting at 24 mm and wider, the lack of front threads prevented me from attaching a filter adapter for neutral-density filters. Be forewarned.

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic

                      By mattshell

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                          Works even better than you think it will. Adds so much clarity and richness to your photos. Love this filter.

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                          5.0

                          great accessary

                          By the photoman

                          from norman ok

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                            easy o use if yiu are careful and don't overpolarize.

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                            4.0

                            Should have gotten one sooner

                            By Bob

                            from Birmingham, AL

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                              I mainly shoot documentary and corporate jobs but I do make nature photos on occasion for a non-profit. I used to use polarizers back when I shot slide film but fell out of it since digital. Many I forget what it can do for the colors.

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                              4.0

                              Excellent quality

                              By Jorge

                              from San Jose

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to remove
                              • No front threads

                              Best Uses

                              • Panoramic Filming
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                              I bought this to use with my Canon 17-55 EF-S f/2.8 and a 7D body. Excellent, absolutely no vignetting or light falloff. I read that the normal (non-thin) filter don't produce vignetting in my equipment, but I plan to get a Tokina 11-16 with the same filter size, so that's the reason I decided to spend the extra bucks and get the ultra thin.

                              I love the very neutral color effect, and it is absolutely amazing with filtering reflections or enhancing the clouds in the sky. Excellent solid construction and great feel to the rotating element. Optics produce absolutely no noticeable image degrading.

                              As with any polarizing filters in wide angle lenses, when getting a complete shot of a landscape sky you notice a blue gradient throughout the sky from left to right, but I've read that happens with all polarizers. The filter is very thin so I had a bit of problems at first unscrewing it from the lens. Eentually I figured the best and easiest way to unscrew it is to put the snap on cap and press against the lens with my whole hand and then turn it CCW. Easiest way to get the lens off.
                              I don't like the snap on cap which tends to fall too easy. This version doesn't have any front filter threads, so you cannot attach any additional filters on it. I didn't realize that B+W made a thin filter with front threads (but much more expensive) when I bought this one, I might have decided for that one.

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                              5.0

                              Very nice filter.

                              By raymond

                              from San Francisco

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Can't use original cap

                              Best Uses

                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                              use on wide angle lenses nikon 16-35 vr, 10-24 , no vignetting.
                              Easy to clean

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                              4.0

                              Great Product

                              By Fredek

                              from Chicago

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • High price
                              • Loose lens cap

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                              It is a great filter, I am using it on my 17-40 Canon Lens and it works very well.
                              I am giving it 4 stars only because of the push-on lens cap which falls off easily and i lost it on the first outside session when I was shooting from the high shore and it was blown away(?) by the wind and fell into the lake. :)

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                              4.0

                              Top of the line but pricey

                              By JR

                              from Helena, MT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Consistent Effect
                              • Easily Mounted
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Neutral color balance
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • High price
                              • Loose lens cap

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Controlling reflections
                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Nature photography

                              Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                              Although the price is disturbing, the optical quality and construction are top notch. I need a slim polarizer for use with a wide-angle zoom lens and this one does the job without any vignetting. The slip-on Schneider lens cap does not fit snugly, but a small piece of tape inside the rim of the cap takes care of that. The MRC coating is supposed to be great, but I have not had occasion to put it seriously to the test.

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                              5.0

                              77mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Resistant

                              By CamF

                              from Edmonton, AB, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                  This is an absolutely fantastic filter! The slim design works perfect and the optical clarity is the best I have seen! I would highly recommend this filter!

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                                  4.0

                                  Great filter and... surprise!

                                  By Clic!

                                  from Montreal, Canada

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easily Mounted
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • It cost a lot

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Color Correction
                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                  Quality is very good, very slim, easy to clean.
                                  Surprise! It's come with a cap!! I did not realize that and I ordered also a new cap for it at the same time!! :(

                                  Works great with my Sigma 10-20mm
                                  Feels solid. Time will say... !

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                                  5.0

                                  Must have

                                  By Annie 102070

                                  from Brisbane Australia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artwork
                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                    This filter is a must have for those of us who live in bright sunlight. When not using my GND filter this is the next one I use mostly during the day and also for sunsets as it enriches the colors. Excellent for water shots elimating the glare.

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                                    3.0

                                    Great filter, poor cap

                                    By John in Danville

                                    from Danville, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Firm Mount
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Lens cap does not fit

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                    Slim filter is of typical B&W quality - excellent. However, included push-on lens cap falls off easily, and the slim nature of the filter makes it difficult to adjust. There is also no clear indication as to the direction of the effect as there is on the standard filter. In the end I returned this for the standard filter as it suits my style more.

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                                    5.0

                                    I can see clearly now!

                                    By Walter from WV

                                    from West Virginia

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction

                                      Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                      I wouldnt expect anything less from B+W. Another great filter!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great CPL

                                      By Jack DeBlanc

                                      from Trussville, Al

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • No Color Cast
                                      • No vignetting
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                                        Top Quality. Absolutely no vignetting on my Tokina 11 - 16 mm.

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