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B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

B&H # BWKCPXSP82 Mfr # 66-1066401
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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 82mm 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 82 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 82 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm
B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
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    B+W82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (16)
    • Durable (13)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Travel (12)
      • Family photos (6)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (3)
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      5.0

      Great CPL

      By Brnord

      from Duluth, mn

      Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

      Nano coating makes normally sticky foils easy to clean, high quality optics and great build quality.

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      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Brnord

      from Duluth, MN

      Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

      I use this with my ZE21 and 24-70ii for landscape shooting. No vignette on either lens and doesn't seem to impact iq.

      I've never had a nano cpl before, it does help with cleaning. My old ksm cool was hard to clean because things stuck to it like static, not so with the ksm nano cpl.

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      5.0

      very impressed

      By Zargon

      from Kelowna BC Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

        I am finding it hard to buy anything else the quality of B+W products are excellent. I have been less impressed with other brands. The circular polarizer is great for removing un wanted specular highlights.

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        5.0

        excellent filter for wider angle lenses.

        By psa

        from Mountain View,, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          I use this with TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II L. There is no visible vignetting, and produced still amazing image quality with TS-E lens.

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          5.0

          a must have

          By herve

          from mountain view ca

          Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          Very good product. I do a lot of outdoors park photography . This is a must if you want to clean haze from sky and water reflection

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          5.0

          Professional product and great services

          By Photography By Rogers

          from Birmjngham

          Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          Love the products and service provided by B&H. The Karsemann pro polarizer and step up ring works prefect on my 24. 70 f2.8 II and my 70. 200 f2.8 IS II. I'm able to share the polarizer between a 77 and 82 mm lensLove the products and the service by B &H was great

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          5.0

          Circular polarizer

          By Sarge

          from Fort lee

          Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

          Once again knowledge at B&H is key. Went there on another polarizer and with the salesman help brought me to another level. Thanks B&H

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          5.0

          The best there is

          By Nightnoise

          from Denver, CO

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

            I have other Kaesemann XS-Pro filters in different sizes so when I bought a lens that needs 82m filters I got the UV filter first and now I just got this polarizer filter. You have to look at this as an investment. Sure they cost a lot but the quality is there and they work really well and don't vignette. I was sold on B+W filters from my first one and never looked back. All of my filter are B+W.

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            4.0

            Excellent reflection removal

            By TheRealMaxim

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              Excellent at removing much of the undesirable reflections from water and does a solid job reproducing saturated colors in brighter light. It has helped me keep nice skies in my images. Expensive, but recommended.

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              5.0

              Why Would You Use Anything Less?

              By Mtnpilot

              from Nampa, ID

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Non

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

              I bought this lens to use with a recently purchased EF 16-35 f2.8L II lens.

              With this filter, there is no problem in attaching the lens hood over the filter or in reversing the lens hood when done shooting.

              My previous experience using B+W filters on my other lenses made this an easy decision — B+W from B&H. The quality is worth every penny. Just do it!

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              5.0

              There is no other

              By "T"

              from Michigan

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                Simply the best. Easily mounted and unmounted. Lens cap still work just fine. Easily cleaned.

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                5.0

                I will only use B+W from now on

                By Dori

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                  The product is super well-constructed. It fits seamlessly onto my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens with another B+W UV filter already on it.

                  The only slight draw-back is that it might be a bit hard to unscrew from the lens because of its thinness.

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                  5.0

                  High Quality Filter

                  By mikek

                  from Newnan, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                    This is a great filter to put on any lens. It cuts unwanted light really well. My main use is to cut reflections on car windows, etc. and for that it works excellent!

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                    4.0

                    The best

                    By ascotjim

                    from Perth Australia

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                      Too soon to comment on the lifespan but I have been happy with the performance of the same filter on a 24-105 lens - this is for a 16-35. Expensive but good. And the standard lens cover still fits.

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By Tucson

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                        Amazing the quality of this filter. It's a must for anyone shooting sunsets/sunrise/landscape shots.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best filters (in my opinion)

                        By sdaniel

                        from Sussex, WI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                          Very slim, no appreciable vignetting on my 16-35mm lens with a full frame body. Smooth turning ring. Excellent in all regards.

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By M

                          from Aliso Viejo, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                            Perfect, great construction and quality.

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                            5.0

                            Vibrant Color & Tack Sharp.

                            By erik

                            from Waikiki, Beach

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                              I use this filter pretty much any time I am outside and the sun is high in the sky (1 hr after sunrise/1 hr before sunset). I shoot mostly landscape with it; however, I do use it for an occasional environmental portrait.

                              I've owned many CPs from high end Hoya, Heliopan, Singh-Ray and B&W and this one is my favorite of the bunch for a few reasons.

                              1. Color saturation is just awesome. I live in Hawaii and this filter does so much for improving those blue skies, making the clouds pop, and giving green foliage extra dimension.

                              2. I shoot with Canon L Glass, and this filter has no visible impact on sharpness. IQ with this filter is second to none that I've encountered.

                              3. The construction is awesome. Prior to this filter my go to CPs were the Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo Thin Mount and the B+W Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter. Optically, the Singh-Ray was prone to lens flare (pretty much because the Duo is a couple filters stacked on top of one another and lacking coatings) and even with the thin mount the thing would vignette starting at around 40mm on a full frame. The B+W 82mm Circular Polarizer Slim MRC Filter was annoying because there were no filter rings and the friction cap always popped off... This filter solves all of the above with front end filter rings to support a normal lens cap, and I can stack a ND on there if I need to.

                              If you're considering it, get it. You won't regret it.

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                              5.0

                              Great filter

                              By Pops

                              from MN

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Video Quality
                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                Great to bring out landscapes in bright sunlight

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                The New Standard

                                By Dmisita

                                from Wilton, CT

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter:

                                  B+W filters are a step above the rest. From the minute you pick one up, it feels like a quality, precision made piece. Other filters I've owned don't have the same substantial feeling, nor do they seem to be quite so precise. This new filter coating seems to be the standard by which all others will be measured.

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