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B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

B&H # BWKCPXSP62 Mfr # 66-1066397
You Pay: $125.00
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 62mm 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 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 Filter Thread Size 62 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 62 mm
B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
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    5.0

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        5.0

        Quality Filter

        By DenverGreg

        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          I have a whole set of these for my lenses. Very happy with them. High quality and performance! It is an investment.

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          5.0

          The Best

          By zensu

          from Montgomery, AL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Won't Bind On Lens Thread

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            This circular polarizer is the best quality image wise and it's physical construction. First rate in every respect. Don't put a cheap filter on your quality lenses. B+W is the best!

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            5.0

            B+W optics always delivers pro results

            By VERITAS

            from NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            Superior construction, optics, and results.

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            5.0

            Great all purpose filter for macro photo

            By taxman

            from Brisbane, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Nil

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            The pictures taken using the filter was exactly what I was looking for. The filter has a great thread connection and is easy to get on and off. The shots of the sky really bring out the blue.

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            5.0

            Superior

            By Pictureted

            from Redwood City, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer, Tech Savvy

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Reduce reflections

              Comments about B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              Probably too expensive, but better than any other polarizing filter on the market. As a rather dedicated macro shooter, it's nice this filter fits all three Nikon macros I use (60, 105 and 200), since a polarizing filter can be necessary to cut the reflections on plant leaves in order to get good color saturation.

              Optically this is terrific and the mechanics are perfect (as usual with B+W).

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