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B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

B&H # BWKCPXSP58 Mfr # 66-1066395
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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 58mm 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. 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. 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.

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.
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.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 58 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 58 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58 mm
B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
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    B+W58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent effect (7)
    • Clear optics (6)
    • Easily mounted (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Firm mount (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (3)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      B+W Kaesmann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer

      I bought this polarizer because I only wanted to buy it once. The price at bhphoto was less than half of what I could buy it for locally, if they stocked it. It...Read complete review

      I bought this polarizer because I only wanted to buy it once. The price at bhphoto was less than half of what I could buy it for locally, if they stocked it. It works well if you are at 90 degrees to the sun. If you are straight on is doesn't seem to have much effect. I tried it against the glare off of a car hood and it worked well because I was at 90 degrees to the sun. I have not tried it to cut the glare off a window so I can't speak to that. I do have another brand and it seems similar in effectiveness but this one is smoother and I think it is more effective. The threaded part of the filter is thin so it takes a little patience to thread it on but after that it turns and works well. I also like the coating on it so it shouldn't be affected by rain or dust and it should be easier to clean. I also have to say that I have been very pleased with bhphotos shipping, ordering and their website. I had another purchase that required some research on the salesman's part and I was impressed with his knowledge and speed in finding out what other items I needed.

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      Dissapointed with Results

      I purchased this filter because I wanted to be able to take reflections out of store window images did not do a very good job unacceptable results.

      I purchased this filter because I wanted to be able to take reflections out of store window images did not do a very good job unacceptable results.

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      5.0

      B+W Kaesmann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer

      By Mr. Bill

      from St. Charles, MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

        I bought this polarizer because I only wanted to buy it once. The price at bhphoto was less than half of what I could buy it for locally, if they stocked it. It works well if you are at 90 degrees to the sun. If you are straight on is doesn't seem to have much effect. I tried it against the glare off of a car hood and it worked well because I was at 90 degrees to the sun. I have not tried it to cut the glare off a window so I can't speak to that. I do have another brand and it seems similar in effectiveness but this one is smoother and I think it is more effective. The threaded part of the filter is thin so it takes a little patience to thread it on but after that it turns and works well. I also like the coating on it so it shouldn't be affected by rain or dust and it should be easier to clean. I also have to say that I have been very pleased with bhphotos shipping, ordering and their website. I had another purchase that required some research on the salesman's part and I was impressed with his knowledge and speed in finding out what other items I needed.

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        5.0

        Image quality is what counts

        By Tom

        from Rochester MN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Saturation Of Colors

          Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          I have used B+W filters for 30 years. The Schott glass has excellent optical clarity. The Kaesemann polarizing foils are outstanding for neutral colors. The Nano coating helps protect the filter glass and makes the glass easier to clean. The brass filter ring does not bind to the screw mount on the lens. Used on a Fujifilm X-T1 with 18-55 f2.8-4 zoom lens.

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          5.0

          The final image is what counts.

          By Tom

          from Rochester, MN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              I have been using B+W filters for 30 years. The quality of the Schott glass is excellent and the filtering properties of the Kaesemann polarizing foils provides wonderful image quality. The brass rings do not bind as easily as other metals. The Nano coating aids in cleaning and protecting the filter. Used on a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 18-55 f/2.8 lens.

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              5.0

              Quality, smooth, flawless, though pricey

              By amg

              from SF Bay Area, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                Really solid, feels great, rotates really smoothly, optically clean.

                The one minor gripe I have is that if you inadvertently rotate the wrong way it start to unscrew...but this is really a (poor) muscle memory issue.

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                5.0

                Good Quality

                By DenverGreg

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                  I recently upgraded to these higher quality CPL filters. You can feel the quality; more substantial glass and frame/threads. I've noticed the polarization effect is much more pronounced with these filters over my less expensive ones.

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                  2.0

                  Dissapointed with Results

                  By ESC

                  from Palm Springs Ca

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                        I purchased this filter because I wanted to be able to take reflections out of store window images did not do a very good job unacceptable results.

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                        5.0

                        Exceptional Quality

                        By PhotoMan

                        from San Diego, CA

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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 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                          Everything works well on this filter - screws on easily, rotates smoothly with just the right amount of friction, polarizing consistent and rendered well, solid construction, no flare/glare issues. Highly recommend this filter, and glad took the B+H salesman's suggestion to select the model with the nano coating.

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                          5.0

                          Must have

                          By Joe

                          from Sackets Harbor, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                              Delivers the quality B+W is known and trusted for. Use this on a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 prime.

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                              5.0

                              another great product from B+W

                              By harbinger808

                              from honolulu hawaii

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Doesn't Fasten Well

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                              I use this filter with my Zeiss 2 85mm Sonnar ZM when I am taking photos at the beach or hiking near water. It works exactly how I want it to. The craftsmanship is noticeable and worth the extra money as this filter will last for years to come.

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                              5.0

                              The very best PL-filter

                              By www.paulcolor.com

                              from Anchorage Alaska

                              About Me Film Professional

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                                    Comments about B+W 58mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                    This PL-filter is the very best on the marked!
                                    Very effective and well made!

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