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B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMC49 MFR # 66-044837
B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC 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
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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The B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC 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.

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.

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.

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.
Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 49 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 49 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49 mm
B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
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    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
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      5.0

      Good polarizer, good price

      By Rufus

      from Conyers, GA

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Around Water Outdoors
        • Daylight Outdoors
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

        The two features which most appealed to me were the brass filter ring and the multi-coated surface. This seems to me to be an excellent quality filter at a very reasonable price

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        5.0

        Expensive but worth it

        By Gills

        from Wayne, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Costly

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

        This thing really brings out the blues in the sky. Cleans easy too. I wish it didn't cost so much, but B+W was basically the only brand I could find that people didn't complain about more than the price. So far I'm very happy.

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        5.0

        Great CP Filter!

        By PeteC

        from Powder Springs, Georgia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

          Works as advertised. Very solid build. That's why I always opt for B&W. Looking forward to using this on my Zeiss 24mm

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          5.0

          Very Nice

          By J

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

            Very nicely machined threads so does not get stuck on the camera lens.

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            5.0

            You get what you pay for

            By Druidlens

            from New York City

            About Me Film Professional, Visual Journalist NPPA

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            Pros

            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Panoramic Filming
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about B+W 49mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter:

              I used this polarizing filter, which was just about the most expensive thing I could find in its size and class, on July 4th 2011 to shoot sunset over the CIRCLE LINE pier at 42nd Street and the North River ( that's the Hudson to you landlubbers ) before the fireworks would start.

              The results were astounding; first of all it was a fantastic sunset. But I got
              every bit of it just as the eye could see it if you were there. Do NOT buy budget glass for your quality lens. It's like taking a nice shower and then powdering yourself all over and stepping into a jumpsuit you just used to clean the septic tank.

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