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B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter

B&H # BWCPS77 Mfr # 65-016930
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 77mm 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 77 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 77 mm
B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W77mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
     
    4.3

    (based on 141 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (80)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (85)
    • Strong construction (71)
    • Firm mount (58)
    • Easy to use (51)
    • Consistent effect (36)

    Cons

    • Doesn't fasten well (4)
    • Lens cap does not fit (4)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (46)
    • Image manipulation (34)
    • Lens protection (31)
    • Shooting outdoors (24)
    • UV protection (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (45), Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (15), Enthusiast (8), Tech savvy (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (90)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Filter

    I use this filter primarily on the Canon 17-40mm f/4L and sometimes on the 24-105mm f/4L. It makes skies/clouds pop so vividly, and it reduces glare very well. ...Read complete review

    I use this filter primarily on the Canon 17-40mm f/4L and sometimes on the 24-105mm f/4L. It makes skies/clouds pop so vividly, and it reduces glare very well. It is very high quality (to be expected from B+W) and very slim - so it doesn't exacerbate vignetting on wide angle lenses.

    As such however, the circular portion is less pronounced and there is no front thread, which also means that it includes its own special lens cover, which definitely slides off easier than the clip on caps. But that just comes with the territory; its not necessarily a fault - more of a necessity of the design and desired effect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be careful

    This was a great polarizer when in use. However, it would not take other filters or a regular lens cap - it came with a flimsy push-on lens cap that kept falling off every...Read complete review

    This was a great polarizer when in use. However, it would not take other filters or a regular lens cap - it came with a flimsy push-on lens cap that kept falling off every 100 feet or so. I do a lot of hiking in the desert, and this was unacceptable. This would only be a good filter if you plan to keep the camera on a tripod and indoors.

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    5.0

    Good Polarizer

    By Weatherman

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Semi-pro 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 Filter:

        A great majority of my photos are landscape shots, and this polarizer helps improve the quality of many of my shots. Good construction and it fits well.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Now using this 100% of the time

        By SteveB

        from Stillwater, OK

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I use this primarily for shooting video on a Canon 60D, though I also do a limited amount of photography. Colors seem to become richer regardless of the situation - we even use if for chromakey footage because it smooths out the green background. I don't have experience with other circular polarizers, but we've been very pleased with the B&W.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy B+W filter again

            By lumy010

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted

            Cons

            • Cross-Threads Easily

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation

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

            I bought this filter for my Canon 24-105 f4 glass. It's worth the price, not so expensive, works perfectly. The color contrast and the richness is simply amazing!

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            • No

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            3.0

            good but prone to flare

            By Mad Coder

            from Hawaii

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easily Mounted
            • Firm Mount
            • Much Reduced Vignetting
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Prone To Flare

            Best Uses

            • Sky And Water

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

            Worked well for its purpose, but one had to be careful of shot angle as it introduced more flare than the UV filter it replaced.
            Came with an imperfection in finish which did not affect performance.

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            5.0

            This is awesome

            By anka bird

            from west new york, NJ

            Verified Buyer

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

            I don't have any problems so far. It's so useful.

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            4.0

            High quality

            By CSphotography83

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            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 Filter:

              I like the slim feel and look. It provides a nice fit to the lens. I use it with my Cannon 24-105mm lens. It does the job you expect of a polarizer. reduced glare, flare and haze.

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              5.0

              No noticeable vignette.

              By tdewberry

              from Garland, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Due to it's thin design, it's a bit difficult to mount the filter but you get used to it quickly. There is no noticeable vignette even at wide angle.

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                    5.0

                    Well worth the extra money

                    By Steve the Photoman

                    from Mary Esther, fl

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

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

                      Having had problems of durability with other brand polarizing filters I spent a little extra to by a known quality product. I am learning it's better to pay more for quality than pay less but twice for lesser product.
                      I like how well the filters are made. Also impressed that they come with their own lens cap. The lens cap helps screw on and off with ease.

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                      5.0

                      Best filter

                      By Fan

                      from Mountain View, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          This BW CPL is very well made, cleans easier than hoya cpl. since it's slim design, you cannot screw an addition filter on top of it. works well on my canon 17-40+6D combination.

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                          5.0

                          B+W Quality

                          By WEV

                          from Longmeadow, MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation
                            • UV Protection

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

                            I recently purchased a Tamron 10-24mm wide angle, 77mm lens for my Canon T3i. I'll be traveling to Ireland in August (2013) and plan to do quite a bit of landscape photography and videography. I did a bit of research and the reviews for the B+W Circular Polarizer filter were glowing. I decided to spend the extra money because I wanted a polarizer that actually does something. So far, I'm very happy with the results that I've gotten with this filter.

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                            5.0

                            Hard to Beat B +W

                            By JTC

                            from Franklin, TN

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction

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

                              I use this CP on my Nikon 300mm/f4, particularly for wildlife and landscape work. The is no degradation to photographs at all due to the high quality of all of B + W's filters.

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                              4.0

                              Nikon cap doesn't fit

                              By Hollywood Art

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Nikon Cap Doesn't Fit

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Lens Protection

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

                              A great polarizer. Only complaint is the Nikon cap came with the lens doesn't fit over this filter.

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                              4.0

                              Works well, even at 10mm

                              By Bruce602

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Effect
                              • Easily Mounted

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I have been using this with a 10-24mm lens for beach shots. Had some great results and very minimal color distortion across the image even at 10mm. Didn't see any vignetting. Screws on the lens pretty well, but does not fit with my lens cap.

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                                  4.0

                                  Circular Polarizer

                                  By Cape Town Photographer

                                  from Cape Town, South Africa

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation
                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

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

                                    This slim CP is great for my wide angle zoom. I love the color it produces.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Gorgeous

                                    By jackhalfaprayer

                                    from greenville, SC

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easily Mounted
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation

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

                                      I use this to shoot HD video with a DSLR and it instantly made all outdoor shooting look 1000% better. Blue skies get nice deep saturation and shiny things like cars and windows get toned down in the exposure without losing detail. My bosses were immediately impressed with the footage. Great price too.

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                                      4.0

                                      I would buy in other sizes

                                      By Skipper

                                      from Essex, England

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Mounted
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Cannot use lens cap

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

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

                                      Stops vignetting on wide angle lens
                                      Good design
                                      Can not use a lens cap with this filter

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                                      5.0

                                      Must have for your wide angle lens!

                                      By GracieFlick

                                      from Denver, CO

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easily Mounted
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

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

                                      Perfect to protect your lens. Slim style is important for any wide angle lens, especially if you are going to add any other filters. Good quality and strong build. Easy screw on filter that allows you to easily use lens cover.

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                                      1.0

                                      Beware, different lens cap

                                      By photog hawaii

                                      from Kona, Hawaii

                                      Verified Buyer

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

                                      A bit thin and not as easy to rotate if you have bigger fingers. Also and more importantly, the lens cap is not a 77mm reg. It comes with it's own fit-over cap. Not interchangable with you other lens caps.

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                                      5.0

                                      B&H Comes Through, Again!

                                      By Dave J

                                      from Southampton, NY

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork

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

                                        The slim polarizing filter is the perfect
                                        addition for my new 55mm Pentax 67 lens.

                                        B&H always has the item I need -- and at
                                        a great price.

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                                        3.0

                                        Frame is well built; the glass is not

                                        By Angel Reyna Jr.

                                        from New York

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Scratchable

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Darken blue skies
                                        • Lens Protection
                                        • Remove glare
                                        • UV Protection

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

                                        the class is so sensitive to get a scratch. Ive used micro fiber cloth and lens solution (non alcohol) to clean the filter but still manage to get a scratch expecially on the edges of the filter. It's not noticeable but somehow it makes you feel cheated. Ill get the cheaper one next time.

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