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B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Efficiency Kaesemann Foils
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Nano Coating Simplifies Cleaning Process
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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The B+W 77mm 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 77 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 77 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77 mm
B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
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    B+W77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 115 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (101)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (45)
    • Clear optics (42)
    • Firm mount (37)
    • Strong construction (32)
    • Easily mounted (31)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (38)
      • Travel (22)
      • Color correction (18)
      • Image manipulation (18)
      • Lens protection (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (48), Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (11), Tech savvy (7), Casual photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (97)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works well

      I shoot mostly landscape, and swear by polarizers during daylight hours (regardless if it is a gray sky and flat light. They just pickup details and bring colors forward. This is very...Read complete review

      I shoot mostly landscape, and swear by polarizers during daylight hours (regardless if it is a gray sky and flat light. They just pickup details and bring colors forward. This is very expensive, and I have waited some time to make this investment. But got tired of the attributes of the cheaper polarizers. The build quality is 2nd to none, you only loose approx. 1-F stop, does not turn everything brown like lesser priced polarizers did. Also, balances the blue sky vs. having a deep blue area in a single portion of the sky. The front ring is not as deep as the camera lens; however, this did not present a problem with me; and I have never felt the lens cover was going to fall off as some have stated. I really like the brass construction, especially when you put it on in a warm environment and then get to the top of a mtn, and need to take it off, you can!! vs. the ones that are aluminum or an alloy which requires a wrench. REALLY like that (Happened the first day I used it in Yosemite where I started out in the valley where it was 54 and later ended up atop Sentinel Dome where it was <26 and snowing, and it came right off (SOLD!!!). In time I plan to order a couple of more for my other L-lenses so I am not having to switch off all the time.

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      I returned the first copy

      There were 2 small imperfections in the coating of the outer element... they were small specks, smaller than the head of a pin. I tried cleaning with both a cloth and a...Read complete review

      There were 2 small imperfections in the coating of the outer element... they were small specks, smaller than the head of a pin. I tried cleaning with both a cloth and a lens pen and couldn't get them out. B&H was great about processing the return but the entire process will take about 10 days. The new one is due in 2 days, so hopefully it's better.

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      5.0

      Great Quality

      By SASG

      from Savannah, GA

      Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

      Works just as described. Very smooth and easy to remove. Used it frequently on a recent vacation and will continue to use it on the water at home. Best polarizer I have used and I have owned most of the mid to high end brands. Hoya HD is comparable, with a bit a few differences.

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      5.0

      Great stuff

      By Ling

      from New Haven, CT

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

        this cpl is just what i have been looking for. it is great, helps enhance picture effects.

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        • No

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        5.0

        77 mm & 62mm XS Pro Circ Polarizer

        By Jocko

        from Olympia, Wa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          I bought both of these Cicular Polarizer because the are the best on the market, IMHO. Clear optics, great glass = great pictures.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Well made Filter

          By Robert

          from Seal Beach, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            B&W makes quality filters. Optical quality is good, and brass construction is solid. The from ring turns smoothly, and the transition is optically smooth as well. Not much else to say. It works.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Quality Filter

            By John

            from Edwards,CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              B&W Filters are on ALL my Canon L lenses. I purchased this polarizer to replace my older B&W "slim" polarizer. Unlike my old polarizer this one allows the use of my Canon lens caps. Very happy with my purchase.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice filter

              By tanRphoto

              from Cache Valley, UT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean
              • Easy to Use
              • No Negative Effects

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                Good little filter that hasn't added any artifacts I can see. Great for bringing out those skies

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Polarizer

                By J

                from Fresno, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                  I have not experienced any color shift with this Polarizer. A safe buy and excellent service from B & H!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer

                  By don't have one

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                      Used this product on red rocks in Nevada this past weekend and it's great. Screws in easily and rotates smoothly. If you want the best polarizer get this one

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      High Quality Polarizer

                      By PhotoJim

                      from St. Paul, MN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                        Appears to be well made. I love the ease of use which I attribute to the brass construction as opposed to aluminum.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        B&W Kaesemann XS- Pro polarizing filter

                        By CU

                        from Calgary, Alta

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                            Product is excellent, very well built, smooth operation and the results (photographically) are better than any other polarizer used before.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            I returned the first copy

                            By ghamer

                            from Robins, IA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                  There were 2 small imperfections in the coating of the outer element... they were small specks, smaller than the head of a pin. I tried cleaning with both a cloth and a lens pen and couldn't get them out. B&H was great about processing the return but the entire process will take about 10 days. The new one is due in 2 days, so hopefully it's better.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Circular Polarizer filter

                                  By CarrieSC

                                  from New Ellenton, SC

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                    I am really going to enjoy using this filter, and it really brings out the blue and clouds in the sky. I have several step-up rings so can use it on several lens, and think it will be wonderful when spring and summer get here!

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Top notch filter

                                    By Joe

                                    from Santa Cruz, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                      This filter is just about the best quality you can get. I had an earlier version of this filter that wasn't as slim and caused vignetting on my FF camera at 17mm. With this filter, there is no vignetting and the resulting polarization is better than ever.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Best Cicular Polarizer on the market!

                                      By Johnson Photography

                                      from Maysvile, KY

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Great Picture Quality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                        I have had several polarizing filters over the past 10 years, none compare to the Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter by B+W. It feels sturdy in the hands and seems reluctant to minor bumps and scratches on the surface.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        nice filter

                                        By Andrew

                                        from Sneads Ferry, NC

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Great Picture Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                          Docked one star for price. Otherwise this is a great CP. You can tell that it is quality because it weighs a ton! Brass threads are silky smooth when mounting, the CP effect is great, and the nano technology does really seem to help when keeping it clean. First B+W filter but will probably buy more after this!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Better than regular polarizers

                                          By WildMan

                                          from Massachusetts

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great Picture Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                            Nice optical performance and excellent construction. Highly recommended.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent Circular Polarizer

                                            By Joe - New Jersey Shore

                                            from New Jersey Shore

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Great Picture Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                              B&W makes excellent filters and this particular Circular Polarizer does its job very well. It helps produce sharp images, while allowing the photographer to vary the shot to enhance and bring the picture to life. Very solid and sturdy. An excellent choice.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great! Easy to Use! Does the Job!

                                              By Andy

                                              from Massapequa, New York

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                                Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                                Easy to put on & take off for it's size. Great for interior use as well as outdoors.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • Yes

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                                                5.0

                                                Best polarizer money can buy

                                                By Globe Trotter

                                                from Sechelt B.C. Canada

                                                Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                                I have used B&W polarizers since I had my first Canon film camera and 58mm lenses. The effects were always top rate ,the colors come out beautifully in the harsh midday sun and they are easy to clean. They seem to repel the dust and water very well. They are pricey but you get what you pay for. German quality is tough to beat. I rate it 5 out of 5. B&H photo supplied me an excellentproduct at a good price and excellent cross border shipping services.

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                                                5.0

                                                does the job perfectly

                                                By Hongtao

                                                from Kirkland, WA

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Travel
                                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                                  Comments about B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                                  this is a basic stuff but it does the job perfectly

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