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B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter

B&H # BWCPS58 Mfr # 65-016895
No Longer Available
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 58mm 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 58 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 58 mm
B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W58mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (19)
    • Firm mount (18)
    • Strong construction (17)
    • Consistent effect (12)
    • Easy to use (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (15)
      • Shooting outdoors (8)
      • UV protection (7)
      • Image manipulation (6)
      • Lens protection (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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      5.0

      Nice CP filter

      By Scott G.

      from Michigan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I use this filter on a mid-range zoom and it works great. Typical B+W construction and quality. Very, very nice CP filter.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good filter, lens cap a bit loose

            By Tom

            from Berwyn Heights, MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This is a good filter, however since it is a slim filter there's no threads on the outside so a squeeze lens cap cannot be used, and a push-on cap is provided with the filter. However the push-on lens cap is a bit loose in the sense that if I put my camera into my bag (I don't have a specialized camera bag for my m43) it almost surely will fall off.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A must have

                  By Eric

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction

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

                    The 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter by B+W is perfect for getting vibrant colors and removing unwanted glare from the sun.

                    I plan to get one for all me lenses.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    necessary landscape filter

                    By joecarp

                    from danbury ct

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        nice build quality, very good polarizer with smooth adjustment ring,

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Usual B+W quality

                        By Matahari

                        from Turkey

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Bluest Skies
                          • Color Correction
                          • Reflection control

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

                          When you need to see or do not want to see a reflection this filter serves you perfectly.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product!

                          By Michael

                          from San Luis Obispo, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation

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

                            made of highest quality german glass

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Circular Polarizer

                            By Nick S.

                            from O'Fallon, IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Consistent Effect

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                Fits easily onto the Canon EF-S 18-55mm zoom lens. The blue of clear skies is enhanced, and unwanted reflections are minimized by this filter.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The magic mirror!

                                By sonycoffee

                                from William Floyd Parkway Shirley N.Y

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction
                                  • UV Protection

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

                                  The B + W Made in Germany! Good none!Bought you know!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By D.R.C.

                                  from Umatilla, 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
                                    • Lens Protection

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

                                    I recently received this filter and have been using it a lot since it is often quite sunny where I live and something that cuts down on the glare is a must. Exactly as the description says, this filter makes blue skies bluer, enhances clouds, and eliminates reflections. It makes the colors of my photos more natural and vivid while cutting down on some of the glare from harsh light.

                                    I have not had it for long, but I cannot list anything bad about this product. I am thoroughly pleased with it.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Pretty good

                                    By WaterVsAnchor

                                    from Fort Collins, CO

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                      Enhances the color when doing outdoor photography, which is what I wanted. It's not as nice as the multi-coated filters, but still worth the money.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      The name says it all B+W is quality

                                      By photog1

                                      from Streator IL

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Improves Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                        great glass from a great company. The only one i use for my filters

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Works great!

                                        By jermj72

                                        from Renton, WA

                                        About Me Advanced amateur

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                            Great build quality and excellent polarization. Just what I expected from B+W.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            It works great [...]

                                            By Chris

                                            from Pacific Northwest

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Improves Picture Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                              Cuts down on the glare - deepens the blue sky/ water on a bright sunny day

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Nice quality filter

                                              By wncdigital

                                              from Asheville, NC

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Improves Picture Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                                Nice well made polarizing filter. Improves landscape images.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Polarizer

                                                By wrc

                                                from Texas

                                                About Me Rank amateur photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Improves Picture Quality
                                                • Well built

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                                  Good Solid Quality.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  This makes my third B+W filter.

                                                  By Ron

                                                  from Lincolnton, NC

                                                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact Design
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                                    I have used this filter extensively since receiving it about two weeks ago. Its a quality piece of glass and does an excellent job.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Circular Polarizer

                                                    By jjderdoy

                                                    from St Louis, MO

                                                    About Me Advanced amateur

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Shooting Outdoors

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

                                                      Just the Best !
                                                      Super results and top quality

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great polarizing filter!

                                                      By Sean W.

                                                      from Calgary, AB

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Improves Performance
                                                      • Professional Quality

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          Same good, consistent product from B+W

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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 58mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                                            It 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
                                                            • Strong Construction

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Color Correction
                                                              • Image Manipulation

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

                                                              The polarizer was easy to use and performed as expected.

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No

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