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B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

B&H # BWKCPXSP52 Mfr # 66-1066392
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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
  • Nano Coating Simplifies Cleaning Process
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. This results in a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage, as well as clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. A circular polarizer differs from a linear polarizer in that it supports full use of a camera's autofocus and auto exposure 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. The Nano coating associated with XS-Pro filters incorporates an additional 8th layer over the regular MRC and results in a better beading effect with water for greater cleaning efficiency.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter features the XS-Pro Digital mount which is specifically designed for DSLR use with wide angle and zoom lenses. The filter ring is made from brass for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Arrange and filter directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Lessens haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
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.
Nano coating promotes a better beading effect with water for more efficient cleaning.
Constructed from high-quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
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.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 52 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 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
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    B+W52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Great picture quality (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Clear optics (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      The only filter I ever need

      By Flicker

      from Northern Hemisphere usually

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

        It is essential for landscape photography. It reduces the effects of glare on everything and colors richer

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        5.0

        Great product

        By "T"

        from Michigan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          Landscapes

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          5.0

          Love B+W Filters

          By aztrailblazer

          from Cottonwood, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            Always use B+W Filters

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            5.0

            Super duper quality with this filter.

            By Dusty Gravel

            from Decatur, GA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Video Quality
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              This is my first circular polarizing filter and it has totally changed what I'm capable of getting away with shooting in the great outdoors. I shoot landscapes in very exposed, high altitude areas. There are lots of alpine lakes/ponds & very bright snowfields with a contrasting sky. This unit comes with a nano coating that boasts of being easy to clean. So far...it seems to do just that. Being sealed, it keeps condensation from occuring between the lenses. The fact that the lenses are brass keeps them rotating freely. That should sum it up. Enjoy.

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              5.0

              Good quality

              By Jason

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation
                • Lens Protection

                Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                I haven't tested it too much yet, but the quality of the product is good. I have no issues rotating the polarizer, and the product came very clean from B&H (not used like some other online stores).The nano-coating is definitely there, but I'm not sure how it compares to the normal MRC coating in practice.

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                5.0

                A must

                By Turker

                from Long Island,NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Color Correction

                  Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                  Really easy to mount and lightwieght. The output is balanced and beautiful.

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                  5.0

                  B+W filters are the best I have used

                  By LD

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Price but worth it

                  Best Uses

                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                  hobbyist, beats Tiffen in reducing blue haze.

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                  4.0

                  Expensive filter, but I love it

                  By Eldindo

                  from Lawrenceville, GA

                  About Me Fotography fan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                  • expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                  I wanted to find out, how great this filter is. Great it is. Creates great effects, slightly warmer tones too. It is very expensive, but if you are willing to pay, go for it. There are other options, but it is a matter of a taste. My second favourite is Quantaray Digital CPL. It costs much less ($50). I have 3 of these ( 2 52mm, and 1 67mm ). I am happy with these too. I even managed to drop Kaeseman filter the very first day, and damaged tread. It still attaches to the lens without any problems. Quality of this filter is unquestioned. It is built like a rock. It is fairly heavy, compared to the other filters. Except the price, the other minor complaint I have, ring rotates much harder than Quantaray CPL. This is the slimmest design I have ever seen. I give this filter 4 stars, 3 for price and 5 for quality.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does what it says!

                  By Doreen

                  from Singapore, S.E.Asia

                  About Me Amateur Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable - Good Quality
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Eliminate Reflection

                    Comments about B+W 52mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                    The 5 stars above are given to B+W for the durability of its MRC Nano coating, slim design and ease of use.

                    I bought it to capture aquatic life. It eliminates reflection effectively here.

                    Though it has a slim design, I am able to attach and detach it easily without a filter wrench.

                    The threads on both sides of each of B+W's F-Pro and XS-Pro filters come in very handy, too!

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