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B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMCS82 Mfr # 66-025927
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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Slim-Line Mount for Wide Angle Lenses
  • Lightweight Aluminum Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim 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.

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.
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 Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
  • Slip-On Cap
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W82mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (9)
    • Strong construction (8)
    • Consistent effect (7)
    • Firm mount (7)
    • Easily mounted (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (8)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        awesome polarizer

        very well built and easy to use. image quality is awesome. i use it with the 24-70 2.8 II & the 16-35 2.8 II. this filter will bring out clouds...Read complete review

        very well built and easy to use. image quality is awesome. i use it with the 24-70 2.8 II & the 16-35 2.8 II. this filter will bring out clouds that the human eye can barely see - makes for some great outdoor architecture photography. ive never noticed the actual filter in any of my shots, even at 16mm on a full frame.

        the front cap for this flter is kind of weird. its a slip-on rubber cap. to remove or put on a hood, you have to remove the cap. ive never had problems with it coming off. mine feels pretty snug. its not an amazing cap, but it's better than nothing.

        there are no screw threads on the front of the filter.

        the closure at first glance seemed a little flimsy, but ive traveled wiht it a lot and it's never opened on me.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        I would not tbuy this product again.

        Can't say anything good about this product. The filter has no threads on the front so the original lens (Zeiss or Canon) lens cap will not work and the lens cap the filter...Read complete review

        Can't say anything good about this product. The filter has no threads on the front so the original lens (Zeiss or Canon) lens cap will not work and the lens cap the filter comes with is not usable inside the OEM lens hood. Get the Canon CP filter as it's less expensive and has threads on the front enabling you to use the OEM lens cap.

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        5.0

        Excellent filter

        By austin p.

        from staten island, ny

        About Me Semi-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 Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

          i was skeptical on spending so much on a polarizer filter, but im glad i did. it works great on all my lenses (with and without adapters), and even on my 16-35mm, it shows nearly no vignetting. you cant put your lens cap on while youre using the filter, but it comes with a plastic cap which i use when im walking around with this filter on my lens. quality stuff right here, im glad i spent the extra money

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Filter

          By jollyox

          from Thayer, MO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cross-Threads Easily

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

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

          Landscape Photography
          Easy on, Easy off type filter, produces nice blue sky's
          Kinda expensive, but a great tool to have for landscape shooting

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pricey but worth it

          By Mjm

          from Mass

          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 Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

              I bought this filter to use with my 16-35 f2.8 ii. This is the only lens I own with an 82mm filter thread. I first considered gettin a lee filter system but decided I probably wouldn't use it often enough to make it worth the money.
              I was worried about vignetting so I went with the slim filter. So far I haven't seen any vignetting so I'm glad I went slim. Like all b+w filters the quality is great and it screws on nicely. There is no front threads on this filter so you can't screw other filters into it. You also won't be able to use the lens cap that came with your lens. The filter comes with a cap but I don't think duct tape could get it to stay on. The filter works as I wanted so the terrible cap is good enough I suppose.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome polarizer

              By bobby

              from carbondale, il

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

                Cons

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

                    very well built and easy to use. image quality is awesome. i use it with the 24-70 2.8 II & the 16-35 2.8 II. this filter will bring out clouds that the human eye can barely see - makes for some great outdoor architecture photography. ive never noticed the actual filter in any of my shots, even at 16mm on a full frame.

                    the front cap for this flter is kind of weird. its a slip-on rubber cap. to remove or put on a hood, you have to remove the cap. ive never had problems with it coming off. mine feels pretty snug. its not an amazing cap, but it's better than nothing.

                    there are no screw threads on the front of the filter.

                    the closure at first glance seemed a little flimsy, but ive traveled wiht it a lot and it's never opened on me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Quality Filter

                    By bhavikk

                    from Auckland, NZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Great slim filter, works perfectly on my Canon 16-35 f2.8L II

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Quality Glass

                        By Todd

                        from Mpls, MN

                        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 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                          Slim Design is great for those wide angle lenses on full frame Camera bodies to reduce vignetting.
                          I use this on a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens.

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                          5.0

                          Just what I wanted

                          By WillDock

                          from Vancouver, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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

                                Perfect filter. You should get one.

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                I would not tbuy this product again.

                                By Rob

                                from San Jose, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Not threaded on the front
                                  • OEM lens cap won't work
                                  • Provided lens cap no fit

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Can't say anything good about this product. The filter has no threads on the front so the original lens (Zeiss or Canon) lens cap will not work and the lens cap the filter comes with is not usable inside the OEM lens hood. Get the Canon CP filter as it's less expensive and has threads on the front enabling you to use the OEM lens cap.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works Dandy

                                    By ginnewt

                                    from Erving, MA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sunglasses for me lens

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

                                      Worked just like a polarizing filter should!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      great product

                                      By jglaser757

                                      from florida

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction

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

                                        I love this filter.Great build quality and smooth. I put it on L glass when im outside and the sun is shining!

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        nice filter, terrible cap

                                        By ckhd

                                        from St. Johns, AZ

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Cap

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          The filter is fabulous. Worth the money.

                                          The push-on cap is horrible. I don't think I could get it to stay on if I used duct tape and super glue!

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                                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          The Best

                                          By tvadnais

                                          from Atlanta, GA

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Consistent Effect
                                          • Silky Smooth

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Remove reflections

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

                                            This wonderfully thin polarizer has silky smooth rotation, and clean, clear effects. Highly recommended.

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