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B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

B&H # BWKCPXSP67 Mfr # 66-1066398
You Pay: $132.16
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 67mm 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 67 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 67 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 67 mm
B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
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    B+W67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
     
    5.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork (3)
      • Color correction (3)
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      5.0

      Great filter.

      By BoneCounter

      from New York

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            Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            No vignetting on my 28mm 1.8G. As expected it turns smoothly and with the brass construction there is little worry of thread binding. A bit expensive, but I went with the nano version as I sometimes shoot in rainy weather, but as of yet have not had a chance to experience its efficacy.

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            5.0

            Wonderful lens

            By JHW

            from New York City

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              Exdcellent otics and study construction . A marked improvement over my previous less expensive filters. definitely worth the money

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              5.0

              B+W Kaesemann Polarizer---A Favorite

              By Desert Rat

              from Fruita, CO.

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                    I like the Kaesemann Polarizers because they are neutral--they don't add any color cast. They also require a little less exposure correction then other polarizers I've used.

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                    5.0

                    great polarizer

                    By Andrea

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Firm Mount

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cuts glare

                      Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                      B+W makes great filters...polarizer works great to cut down on reflections

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Quality Product

                      By timd35

                      from Texas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                        Heavy price but the build quality is great and would not want to put a cheap filter on L glass. Very smooth rotation with no play. Works great on my Canon 70-300 L.

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                        5.0

                        Solid quality

                        By Lper

                        from Mississauga

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Reducing reflections

                          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                          It just feels well made right out of the box.Screws on easily. No cross threads.Lens cap (new Canon) fits great. No issues.Easy to use and adjust (rotate).Definite effect on clear sunny days. Gives the images a different feel and quality. The images just look more professional. That may be a subjective quality.Would highly recommend.

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                          5.0

                          new B+W Kaesemann nano polarizer filter

                          By Richard

                          from Barrie, Ontario Canada

                          About Me Casual Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Less Light Reduction
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Action Prhtography
                          • All Outdoor Applications
                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                          This new high end B+W circular polarizer features less light reduction than typical for a polarizer. Right out of the box it looks different as it is not as dark as most polarizers. This would make it ideal for action photography as light compensation will be less. Construction is excellent and rotating the filter is easy but it stays in place when not adjusting it. It does appear to alter colours somewhat so do a series of test shots prior to making important photos as you will want to know how it affects your results.

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                          5.0

                          Wow

                          By Mike

                          from Kansas

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Color Correction

                            Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                            This is an incredible polarizer. Great construction and even better results.

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                            5.0

                            Well worth it

                            By William

                            from Castle Rock, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Cleans Easy
                            • Consistent Effect
                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Weatherproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Darking Skies
                              • Enhancing Rainbows
                              • Polarization
                              • Reducing reflections

                              Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                              This filter is not a disappointment. I bought this filter the day before going to Ireland. The filter easily threads on, tightens up properly to stay on, and loosens up easily for removal from the lens. This new filter seemed to be a little stiffer in setting the polarization than previous filters I have purchased. That is acceptable to me since the filter will not accidently move once set. On the 1 ½ "wet" sunny days in Ireland, the nano coating easily shed almost all of the raindrops. And with one swipe of the lens cloth, all other raindrops were easily cleared from the filter. The fact that the edges of the filter are sealed will prevent any possible weather damage. Although this filter is somewhat costly, in this case the quality is worth the cost.

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                              5.0

                              A must

                              By Turker

                              from Long Island,NY

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Color Correction

                                Comments about B+W 67mm 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

                                I bought this filter for ALL my lens.

                                By Beebear7

                                from Palos Hills, IL

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                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Consistent Effect

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Color Correction

                                  Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                  B & W is the Very Best regardless the cost. Fits very well.Treading is easy to screw on/off.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Filter

                                  By Denver

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                    Exactly as expected. Why waste a good lens by putting a poor quality filter in front of it?

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                                    5.0

                                    polarizers

                                    By pam3nichols

                                    from atlanta, ga

                                    About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about B+W 67mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                        Love it! Great clarity, thin everything I want in a polarizer

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