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B+W 46mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMC46 Mfr # 66-1067874
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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
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 46mm 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.

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. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

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.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 46 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 Filter Thread Size 46 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 46 mm
B+W 46mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    5.0

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    • Clear optics (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

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        5.0

        B+W always great

        By Pierre

        from Quebec City

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork

          Comments about B+W 46mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Do the job to perfection.

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          5.0

          A must buy for bright sunny Orlando FL

          By mnmnyuen

          from Philadelphia, PA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about B+W 46mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            This multi-coated Circular Polarizer (CPL) works quite well in bright and sunny Orlando FL (and would anywhere else for that matter with similar conditions). It helped to dial back in the blues of the sky which were getting blown out in the bright sunlight. It screws in and feels quite solid and well made, and comes with a plastic filter box for storage which is nice. It's a bit pricey, but a CPL really isn't something to skimp on in my opinion and you should get the best you can afford.

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            5.0

            Very nice!

            By AirlinerFreak

            from CONUS

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            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

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              Comments about B+W 46mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              Very high quality filter. I can notice a difference between this filter and another brand that I've been using. I purchased this for a Panasonic HDC-TM900 HD camcorder. This B+W seems solid in its construction. Good German craftsmanship in this filter!

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