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B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter

B&H # BWCPC72 Mfr # 65-1065309
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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • Single Anti-Reflection Coating
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC 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.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention. This filter is vacuum coated with 1 layer of anti-reflection coating per side to help prevent internal ghosting and reflections as well as improve light transmission.

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.
Features a single anti-reflection coating per side to help prevent ghosting and reflections as well as increase light transmission from approximately 92% (uncoated glass) to over 98%.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 72 mm
Filter Factor About 2.5 (1.3 stops)
Rotating Yes
Effect Eliminates reflections and haze and improves color and tonal saturation
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 72 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    B+W72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Clear optics (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

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        5.0

        A great deal

        By traveler

        from Concord, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter:

          Works really well on my Nikon lens - optics are much better than the old polarizar I used to have.

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          5.0

          Great Piece of Glass

          By Summit Ridge Arts

          from Gunnison, Colorado

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter:

            Excellent quality. No noted distortion of image.

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            5.0

            Good Glass yields Excellent images

            By Flicker

            from The Southwest

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Haze Reduction
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter:

              For color you cannot beat a polarizer. With digital Photography or film this is an essential filter. I got rid of all the other filters except for my old Spotmatic Asahi Pentax filters which I occasionally shoot B&W film.

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              5.0

              B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer Filter

              By K Ray

              from Fairhope, AL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter:

                  Just what I was looking for. Quality product.

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                  5.0

                  Great Polarizer

                  By [@]

                  from Lake Tahoe, CA

                  About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist, Travel

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter:

                    This polarizer is amazing! So far I am very impressed with it's capabilities, and the shots I am getting with it are really nice. I have another camera my partner shoots with along side me, and it has a UV filter, and the shots with polarizer are much more saturated and colorful. Turning the polarier is kind of fun too, as you really can change the light, and the brightness of objects in your shot.

                    The filter is solid, and you can tell it is very high quality. The threads work very cleanly.

                    Get one, it's worth it!

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