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B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter

B&H # BWCPS52 Mfr # 65-016622
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You Pay: $52.95
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • Slim-Line Mount for Wide Angle Lenses
  • Lightweight Aluminum Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim 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.

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.
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)
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 Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    B+W52mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Improves picture quality (4)
    • Clear optics (3)
    • Firm mount (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting outdoors (4)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      52 mm Slim Polarizer by B+W

      I use the polarizer for landscapes (darkening the sky), removing reflections from water (lakes, ocean and rivers) and from windows.
      Great things about the polarizer is it's thickness. There is...Read complete review

      I use the polarizer for landscapes (darkening the sky), removing reflections from water (lakes, ocean and rivers) and from windows.
      Great things about the polarizer is it's thickness. There is none. No more dark corners on my wide angle photos.
      A little hard to screw on the front of the sky filter that is on the camera. I'll get accustomed to doing it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works pretty well.

      This filter is nice and slim, it's well built and is pretty good in quality. The only problem I have with it is the lens cap that came with it - it doesn't fit...Read complete review

      This filter is nice and slim, it's well built and is pretty good in quality. The only problem I have with it is the lens cap that came with it - it doesn't fit too snugly and tends to fall off if you leave the filter on your lens in the camera bag. The lens cap from the lens itself can't be used (I think it's because of the slim design) as there's no outside rim to clip on the lens cap. It's recommended to get the slim version if you have an ultra wide angle lens which I don't. So if I had to do it over, I'd get the regular design (vs. slim). Should probably get a filter holder if you don't have one already because the one it came with is pretty bulky.

      The quality of pictures I take with it is pretty good, I'd say but I haven't used it enough yet.

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      5.0

      B+W 52mm Circular Polarizer

      By James

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Aspiring Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Installremove
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Photography
        • Shooting Outdoors

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

        I use this on my Nikon D5100 and am definitely very happy with the results I've gotten so far. I am not a full time photographer by any means but I dabble in automotive photography so having something to fight windshield glare or pretty much any glare is very handy. It is very simple to use and also very compact and not to mention, B&H had the best pricing I could find on this filter so it's a win win!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        ULTRA THIN

        By CHARLEEB

        from GREENWICH, CT

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors

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

          GREAT QUALITY PRODUCT, POLARIZER IS REALLY WELL CONSTRUCTED. GLIDES AS YOU DIAL IT INTO POSITION.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          almost too slim filter.

          By Dave the photographer

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Improves Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

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

            This filter works great, my only complaint is that it does not have front threads- I know it doesn't because of how thin it is. Just know going into this purchase that your giving up the front threads for the thin filter.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great product

            By Jai

            from Athens, GA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

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

              I really like B+W filters for their quality.
              They use good construction materials and have a good finish too.

              The circular polarizer does its job nicely. The ring is very smooth to rotate. However, due to it being of a slim design, one cannot use the regular lens cap. So, the a special cap is included with the filter which one can use.

              As far as its functionality is concerned, it does the job well. It cuts out reflected light nicely. As with all polarizers however, one loses 1 or 2 stops. It gives skies an excellent blue color.
              I will highly recommend this product especially since it comes with a 10 year warranty.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              EXCELLENT QUAILITY FILTER & GREAT STORE!

              By Drjppops

              from Fallcon, CO

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality
              • Quality built thin

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

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

              After reading many reviews about B+W filters, I decided to buy this slim CP for my Nikon D90. The quality of this filter is amazing and an extra bonus is that it came with its own cap with "Schneider" embossed on it! You cannot use the cap that comes with your lens as there are no threads on the CP filter, but that's OK. This was my first purchase from B&H. [...] I Will definitely order from them again!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Works pretty well.

              By falex

              from ma

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This filter is nice and slim, it's well built and is pretty good in quality. The only problem I have with it is the lens cap that came with it - it doesn't fit too snugly and tends to fall off if you leave the filter on your lens in the camera bag. The lens cap from the lens itself can't be used (I think it's because of the slim design) as there's no outside rim to clip on the lens cap. It's recommended to get the slim version if you have an ultra wide angle lens which I don't. So if I had to do it over, I'd get the regular design (vs. slim). Should probably get a filter holder if you don't have one already because the one it came with is pretty bulky.

                    The quality of pictures I take with it is pretty good, I'd say but I haven't used it enough yet.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    It performed as expected.

                    By Lou

                    from Elkhart, Indiana

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Image Manipulation

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

                      Iy was easy to mount and use and it performed as expected.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      It performed as expected

                      By Lou

                      from Elkhart, Indiana

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Image Manipulation

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

                        It was easy to mount and use and performed as expected.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works as expected

                        By vikram

                        from los angeles, ca

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to attach
                        • High Quality
                        • Works as Expected

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Nature photography

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

                          I bought this product to take nature photos on my drive on route 1, i must say it is what i expected it to be.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          52 mm Slim Polarizer by B+W

                          By Frank

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          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 52mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                            I use the polarizer for landscapes (darkening the sky), removing reflections from water (lakes, ocean and rivers) and from windows.
                            Great things about the polarizer is it's thickness. There is none. No more dark corners on my wide angle photos.
                            A little hard to screw on the front of the sky filter that is on the camera. I'll get accustomed to doing it.

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