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B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMCS82 MFR # 66-025855
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Product Highlights

  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • High Efficiency Kaesemann Foils
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Slim-Line Mount for Wide Angle Lenses
  • Lightweight Aluminum Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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The B+W 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC 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.

Kaesemann-type filters feature greater optical efficiency than regular polarizing foils and are more neutral in color. The polarizing foils are cemented between plano-parallel optical glass layers, which are then precision-polished to achieve the most accurate plano-parallel surface. This edge sealing protects the filter layers from humidity and are ideal for use with high-speed telephoto and apochromatic lenses.

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than uncoated filters.

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.
Kaesemann polarizing foils provide highly neutral coloring and higher image quality than conventional polarizing foils.
Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
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)
Multi-Coated Yes, MRC (Multi-Resistant Coating)
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 Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (18)
    • Strong construction (15)
    • Firm mount (12)
    • Consistent effect (10)
    • Easily mounted (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (7)
      • Color correction (5)
      • Shooting outdoors (5)
      • Artwork (3)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect for EF 16-35mm 2.8L II lens

      Main use for Canon EF 16-35m F2.8L II lens. These is no any vignetting in my photos, just what I wanted.

      Thickness of the filter is only 4.82mm, without a...Read complete review

      Main use for Canon EF 16-35m F2.8L II lens. These is no any vignetting in my photos, just what I wanted.

      Thickness of the filter is only 4.82mm, without a front threads for the original Canon lens cap but with a good Scheider plastic lens cap for protecting the lens.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Working For Me

      After reading the positive reviews I had hoped this filter would resolve the issue I have had with several other top of the line circular polarizers on my 16-30mm lens...namely the polarization...Read complete review

      After reading the positive reviews I had hoped this filter would resolve the issue I have had with several other top of the line circular polarizers on my 16-30mm lens...namely the polarization effect at 16 to 24 or 28 mm is limited to a verticle band at approximately the 12:00 to 2:00 position or 10:00 to 12:00 in the sky when shooting at the optimun angle relative to the position of the sun... not an even polarization of the sky from 9:00 to 3:00. I'm sure it would work fine to cut glare from objects like leaves and structures, but I am looking for the kind of uniform 9:00 to 3:00 polarization of the sky that I get from circular polarizers on my 30 mm and up lenses.

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      3.0

      It is a very good but..........

      By fer

      from Dominican Republic

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cross-Threads Easily
        • Doesn't Fasten Well

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

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

        I have a problem with the filter, I have a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark 111 bought there, I can not close the lend with the cup because of the filter.

        Do you have any suggestion?

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        5.0

        Superb Polarizer

        By Mike

        from Canyon Lake, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation

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

          Used in landscape photography

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          • No

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          5.0

          B & H is always trusted with B + W

          By Nanette Catherine

          from FLorida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Reliable Cover Mount

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

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

          I have used this polarizer with my Canon 16-35 mm L series glass. Truly a magnificent product! I used it in the beach with palm trees at the background and the pictures were incredibly sharp and enhanced.
          I am looking forward to use this on my trip to the Philippines...
          Thank you B & H for a superb product!!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          B+W 82 mm Kaesemann Slim CPL

          By Bob

          from Marquette, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted
          • Smooth Adjustment

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Very Poor Lens Cap

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Polarization

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

          It's a beautiful product for my 16-35mm on a Canon 5D MK III and shows no sign of vignetting throughout the range.
          But at it's high cost it should have a cap that will stay on and it doesn't. B&H is sending another one but I haven't received it. The standard Canon lens cap will not fit it. However, if I can't solve the problem it goes back as there is no way to protect it.

          It would be 5 stars if it weren't for the cap.

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          1.0

          Not Working For Me

          By Dale

          from Fort Worth, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Weak Effect

          Best Uses

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

            After reading the positive reviews I had hoped this filter would resolve the issue I have had with several other top of the line circular polarizers on my 16-30mm lens...namely the polarization effect at 16 to 24 or 28 mm is limited to a verticle band at approximately the 12:00 to 2:00 position or 10:00 to 12:00 in the sky when shooting at the optimun angle relative to the position of the sun... not an even polarization of the sky from 9:00 to 3:00. I'm sure it would work fine to cut glare from objects like leaves and structures, but I am looking for the kind of uniform 9:00 to 3:00 polarization of the sky that I get from circular polarizers on my 30 mm and up lenses.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best polarizer out there!

            By yipDog

            from mesa, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

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

              It's expensive but works brilliantly! I've had lesser filters than affected IQ. This one enhances it!

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              5.0

              Great Buy!

              By JimiRayHaulund

              from Fairfield, CT

              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 82mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                  This does exactly what it says on the box. Great build quality, gret picture quality

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                  5.0

                  B+W always good

                  By Jeane in NM

                  from New Mexico

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Cross-Threads Easily

                  Best Uses

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

                    Is a good polarizer. The "snap on cap" is rather flimsy. I wish my lens cap would just fit on it, worked great!

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                    5.0

                    Nice polarizer

                    By Paul W

                    from Hot Springs, AR

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Greater color saturation

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

                      I bought this item specifically for my Canon 16-35 f/2.8 lens. Some vignetting is apparent at full 16 mm, but it can be fixed in LR or PS. B+W only claims it to be good to 17mm.

                      Unit is well made and operates smoothly. So far, can't' tell the difference between this and top of line Marumi or Hoya units. The box is clunkier than most but I keep the filter in a filter case.

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                      5.0

                      excellent CPF

                      By Cody21

                      from El Cerrito, Ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Color Correction

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

                        Wonderful CPF for my 15-35mm L glass. I only wish I would have JUST go this one instead of the other smaller 2 that I bought previously. I wasn't aware that there are "step down/up" rings available to use just the largest filter on smaller lenses. duh.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Filter

                        By DavidR

                        from Waikoloa, HI

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

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

                          Cuts out the glare when shooting from my dive boat.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Quality Filter

                          By Photogery

                          from Kahului, HI

                          About Me Tech Savvy

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good quality components
                          • Improves Picture Quality
                          • Sturdy build

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

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

                          This was one of my first B+W filters. I had my doubts as to just how much better these filters were than their "lower quality" competition. But all my doubts were put to rest. The difference in clarity is actually noticeable between this filter and similar, cheaper filters. The polarization effect is perfect as well. I've used polarizers from other brands which showed almost no effect when used. The brass retaining rings make me feel more secure about having this extra piece of glass on my expensive lenses. It really seems well protected.

                          The price is definitely a bit higher than I expect this filter really should cost...but for such a noticeable difference, I'm comfortable paying a little more to get this level of quality.

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                          5.0

                          Great performance in a slim design

                          By Canon_Camp

                          from Jersey City, NJ

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful blue skies
                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Panoramic Filming
                            • Shooting Outdoors

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

                            Well constructed slim design. I cannot say more about the performance than what has been said already. Push-on cap could be better designed as I am sure I am going to loose it at some point. Go for it if you have a full frame or plan to buy a full frame in the future.

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                            5.0

                            Go with the best

                            By Bobo

                            from Minnespolis

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

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

                            Just get it.

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                            5.0

                            Great quality

                            By mark2k7

                            from San Jose, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

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

                              I use these on all my DSLR and Hass kit.

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                              5.0

                              Great filter

                              By F-cat

                              from HKSAR

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Any lens any situation

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

                                Just excellent

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great quality filter !

                                By Timolthy

                                from Sugar Land, TX

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Image Manipulation
                                  • Lens Protection

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

                                  created better quality pictures & improve remarkably on landscape photography with this CPL ! I hope in the future, someone will make the 82mm snap-in cap that can fit all 82mm lenses without losing it out!

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                                  4.0

                                  Expensive Glass

                                  By MoPhoto

                                  from Moab, Utah

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics

                                  Cons

                                  • Cost

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    While running a photo workshop in Costa Rica last year, I had a problem with another manufacturer's polarizing filter fogging up on the inside due to the high humidity, between the two layers of glass. I bought this one since it is supposed to be weather sealed. For this price, I hope so.

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                                    4.0

                                    Gotta Have It

                                    By FotoFill

                                    from Prestonsburg, KY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Pricey

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction

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

                                    A must have for landscape. Great for sky, water and leaves when wet. Costs some bucks but think of it in terms of cost per image helped and it's not so bad. Actually rating would be 4.5 of 5 stars.

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                                    5.0

                                    High quality Filter.

                                    By DemarK

                                    from Florence, MA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artwork

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

                                      This is a filter that you can trust. If you have high quality lenses you better invest some extra money in this filter and keep level of your photograph on Pro! I am using B+W polarizes since 2003. Good quality, well built filters. You can see results on my web gallery: [@]

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