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B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter

B&H # BWCPS82 Mfr # 65-016931
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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 82mm 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 82 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 82 mm
B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter
     
    4.3

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (25)
    • Strong construction (19)
    • Consistent effect (16)
    • Easily mounted (16)
    • Firm mount (13)

    Cons

    • Cross-threads easily (4)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (12)
    • Lens protection (9)
    • UV protection (6)
    • Shooting outdoors (5)
    • Image manipulation (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works great, slim design is finicky

    I bought this CP for my Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC Di USD. The filter is high quality, no binding of threads and the element rotates smoothly with a nice fluid feel. Being...Read complete review

    I bought this CP for my Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC Di USD. The filter is high quality, no binding of threads and the element rotates smoothly with a nice fluid feel. Being a slim profile filter you have to take care to rotate the polarizer and not the entire filter itself. I almost dropped mine after I had inadvertently unscrewed the filter from the lens. Not a big deal, I just rotate the filter in the "tighten" direction now.

    The only beef I have is the provided slip on lens cap is slippery and doesn't stay attached very well at all.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worked OK on my SD Broadcast Camera

    I used it to shoot through the car window for a TV commercial. It blocked out some of the reflection but it only stopped a small portion of the reflection. I wished it had...Read complete review

    I used it to shoot through the car window for a TV commercial. It blocked out some of the reflection but it only stopped a small portion of the reflection. I wished it had more range. I wouldn't call it great but it did work OK. At first it was a little difficult to get the effect I wanted and to keep it mounted.

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    5.0

    Great filter

    By western Dave

    from Hagerstown, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Cross-Threads Easily

    Best Uses

    • Color Correction
    • Dynamite Blue Skies

    Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

    First experience with circular polarizer and had my doubts--didn't seem to be as powerful as non-circular polarizer. But worked great. Used on a 10-20mm lens (hence the slim part) and had no problems even at 10mm--took stunning landscape photos! (Bought the 72mm as well--worked great!)

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    4.0

    Its good but not great.

    By PJ

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easily Mounted
    • Firm Mount

    Cons

    • Filter Cap

    Best Uses

    • Lens Protection
    • UV Protection

    Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

    I bought this filter to use primarily with my canon 24-70mm, with the thought of using it a lot. But when I got it felt more impractical to use on an every day basis. Don't get me wrong it is a very good filter and does it job extremely well at the low focal point of 24mm. My biggest concerns with the filter is the lens cap always falls off and it will never stay on, so when traveling its very easy to loose. Also the slim nature of the filter makes it very hard to turn the polarizer defeating the purpose of the filter. I'm definitely glad I have it but wish it was a little more to be great.

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    3.0

    Ugly Design

    By Will

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Can't Mount Lens Cap

      Best Uses

        Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

        Can't mount the lens cap. Included slip-on cap is a very cheap plastic that doesn't stay well on the lens. I am returning it.

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        4.0

        Nice Filter

        By William

        from NY,NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

            Quality built filter that you expect from B&W. The filter ring rotates smoothly and the slim design is great for super wide lenses. The plastic lens cap that is included is cheap and doesn't stay on well, but its the quality glass that your purchasing not a lens cap.

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            4.0

            Good Value

            By ...MK

            from Long Island NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easily Mounted

            Cons

            • Challening To Mount

            Best Uses

            • Anti Glare
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

            Just purchaed this. Looks like it will do the job intended. Not thrilled with the external lens cap but because the filter is so thin, you can't use a standard interior cap.

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            5.0

            High Quality, Good Price, Happy Customer

            By Fantastic Taylor

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction

              Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

              When it comes to filters, everyone knows B+W is a standard in this industry. Solid build with great photo result. However normal lens cap will not secure in place on B+W's filters. But when you order from B&H, it comes with a FREE lens cap for the filter, so you don't have to keep taking it on and off. Result? A happy customer will always return to B&H.

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              5.0

              A Good Buy

              By Al, Al, the photo pal

              from St. Albert, Alberta

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Effect
              • Easily Mounted

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                  Bought this filter for the Canon 24mm tilt/shift. This filter is very thin and the included plastic protective cap is useless. Works as advertised. I wouldn't get hung up on the protective cap issue noted in previous posts.

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                  5.0

                  great value for money

                  By fernando

                  from Guadalajara, México

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Effect

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                      The picture quality is excellent, colors are not affected. The only problem is that the ring is way too narrow and if you press the filter on the lens is difficult to remove, be careful not to over tighten

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                      5.0

                      Works great, slim design is finicky

                      By Six4Photography

                      from Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                        I bought this CP for my Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC Di USD. The filter is high quality, no binding of threads and the element rotates smoothly with a nice fluid feel. Being a slim profile filter you have to take care to rotate the polarizer and not the entire filter itself. I almost dropped mine after I had inadvertently unscrewed the filter from the lens. Not a big deal, I just rotate the filter in the "tighten" direction now.

                        The only beef I have is the provided slip on lens cap is slippery and doesn't stay attached very well at all.

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                        5.0

                        ı would buy it again

                        By Yalcin

                        from Malatya, TURKEY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Cross-Threads Easily

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                        Great

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                        5.0

                        Can't do without it!!!

                        By Tony

                        from California

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                            When choosing a precise glass optics..., choose B+W!!! Quality top brand!!!!

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                            5.0

                            Can't do without

                            By Pilgram

                            from Pomona, Ca

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                              This filter is on the lens till the sun sets, after. Better than a uv filter for color and vivid dynamics.

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                              4.0

                              Love the colors from this filter

                              By ShutterlyExposed

                              from Bristol, IN

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easily Mounted
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Lose cover

                              Best Uses

                              • To make blue sky pop

                              Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                              Land scape photos and anything outdoors, love the colors rich and clear. I would of given it a 5 star but the cover for the filter slips off to easy not a good design almost lost the cap on the first day of shooting.

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                              5.0

                              Love it

                              By caroline the surfer

                              from ketchum, idaho

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                I am not used to using a polarizer but in Hawaii and the tropics in general they are a must.

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                                5.0

                                Polarizer filter true narrow

                                By Doc

                                from Central Montana

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Lens Protection

                                  Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                  I find the 82mm Polaroid B+W filter is thin enough not to cause fall off at edges with 16-35 Canon lens on Mark II 5D

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Price/Quality Ratio

                                  By Leo

                                  from Palo Alto, Ca

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Dinky

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                  Lens camp is dinky so -1. Otherwise works great. When it says slim, it really means slim. Be careful when screwing off.

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                                  2.0

                                  Effective Polarizing Glass: Poor Service

                                  By PDS

                                  from New York City

                                  Pros

                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                    Even though it is difficult to screw off once on, I found the filter to effectively perform for photos I took at China's Great Wall. However, since the cap never stayed on it became a great inconvenience trying adhesive tape. With $5,000.00 invested in camera and lens, It felt a little tacky. Calls to both the east coast and west coast office resulted in no solution. However, B and H recommended a $10.00 Kaiser (KALC85) that is a little wider and fits perfectly. Thanks B and H.

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                                    4.0

                                    Excelent Filter

                                    By Federico

                                    from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                          great filter.

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                                          5.0

                                          Perfect for Sigma 10-20 f:3,5

                                          By IvarS

                                          from Norway

                                          About Me Technically Challenged

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves Picture Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Reduce reflections
                                            • Shooting Outdoors

                                            Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                            This PL-filter is perfect for Sigma 10-20 f:3,5. No vignetting.

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                                            3.0

                                            Works as expected

                                            By hh123

                                            from San Diego, CA

                                            About Me Technically Challenged

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design

                                            Cons

                                            • Hard to put onoff

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Outdoors

                                            Comments about B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim Filter:

                                            Typical CPL filter. It does not work with the cap of my Canon 16-35L. Supplied cap is very loose - I lost it during first week of shooting. It's also unnecessarily thin for my lens, to a point that putting it on/off is becoming quite a challenge. I suggest Canon 16-35L users consider other options.

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