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B+W 62mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter

B&H # BWKCPMCS62 Mfr # 66-025831
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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

The B+W 62mm 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 62 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 62 mm
B+W 62mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter
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  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    4.5

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        5.0

        No image quality lost with this filter

        By The Digital Archivist

        from Eureka, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation
          • Reflection control

          Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

          The optics are such that, other than the exposure change of -1.5, you will see no degradation of the image. It operates as the Nikon version, but thinner. Reflection control is superb, and color fidelity intact.

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          3.0

          Not good for Sony ZA 16-80mm

          By H

          from SF

          About Me Casual Photographer

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                Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                It causes vignetting.

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                5.0

                Works great with wide-angle lens

                By Photo John

                from Atlanta, GA

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                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Reduce glare
                  • Reduce Reflections

                  Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                  Really does a good job of eliminating reflections. This slim version doesnt cause vignetting. The multicoating keeps my landscape photos bright. I am very pleased with this purchase.

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                  5.0

                  Good landscape enhancer

                  By Andrzej

                  from Poland

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter:

                    Optically perfect. Gives beautiful landscape colours, especially sky and water. Also helps to reduce contrast between bright sky and dark ground.
                    Glass and coating resistant for scratching when cleaning. The cap is easy to loose (not attaching securely), I recommend to buy 2-3 extra for spare.

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