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B+W 52mm Redhancer Filter (491)

B&H # BW49152 MFR # 65-012668
B+W 52mm Redhancer Filter (491)

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Product Highlights

  • Constructed from Didymium Glass
  • Enhances Reddish Tones
  • Ideal for Nature and Landscape Use
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • Single Anti-Reflection Coating
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The B+W 52mm Redhancer Filter (491) is a warming filter constructed from didymium glass. This glass construction permits specific light transmission characteristics that enhance reddish tones within the image. This extended red-orange sensitivity is especially useful for nature and landscape photography, especially during the autumnal season. This filter is even more effective when paired with a polarizer filter, which helps to control blues and cool greys and subsequently increase the saturation of red, orange, and brown colors.

This filter has a single anti-reflective coating, which helps to improve light transmission to over 98% while preventing internal reflections and ghosting. Additionally, it features a brass filter ring for increased durability as well as jamming prevention.

Constructed from didymium glass, this filter enhances reddish tones that are especially prevalent in nature and landscape photography.
Ideal for outdoor use during the autumn season.
When combined with a polarizer, color saturation is improved and greater control over blues and cool greys is possible.
The effect is most pronounced when used in combination with reversal (slide) film since automatic color corrections are often applied when printing from negatives.
Single anti-reflective coating helps increase light transmission to over 98% while reducing reflections, flare, and ghosting.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Enhancing/warming
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor 2 (1 stop)
Multi-Coated Single coated
Effect Increases the saturation of reddish tones
Color Temperature Not specified by manufacturer
Construction Didymium glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.7 x 2.6 x 0.8"
B+W 52mm Redhancer Filter (491)
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    Well worth carrying

    By David

    from Leelanau

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    • Can Be Used With A Cirpo
    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use


      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Image Manipulation
      • Lens Protection

      Comments about B+W 52mm Redhancer Filter (491):

      The Redhancer filter is vital to the landscape photographer. When shooting landscapes in the fall season this filter accentuates the vibrant reds and browns in your subject matter. I know photoshop can also do this but why not let your camera do it's job? A small piece of glass aids in rendering crisp, sharp colors in the image itself. No need to do extra magic in the lab. B & W quality mixed with your choice of lenses will pay off for you after the shoot, when the image counts.

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      Great for making fall colors POP

      By Ice Fog Foto

      from Fairbanks, AK

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      Comments about B+W 52mm Redhancer Filter (491):

      I use this for fall landscapes and wildlife. Great product - really makes fall colors come alive!

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