B+W 52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 99.5% Transmission, Kaesemann Foils
  • 2 to 2.8x Filter Factor, +1 to 1.5 Stops
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Nano Coating
  • Thin Brass Filter Ring
  • 52mm Front Filter Threads
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B+W XS-Pro overview

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The B+W 52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission 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 High Transmission Circular (HTC) polarizing filters are fitted with polarizing foils which provide 99.5% light transmission that are cemented between plano-parallel optical glass. The resulting sandwich is then precision-polished to achieve accurate plano-parallel surfaces. Finally, they are edge-sealed to protect the foil against humidity.

To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, each glass surface includes multiple layers of anti-reflection coating. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) also offers further protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters. The Nano coating associated with XS-Pro filters provides an additional eighth layer over the MRC, resulting in an improved beading effect when in contact with water for greater cleaning efficiency.

B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter features a thin brass filter ring to minimize the potential for vignetting while enhancing durability and jamming prevention. To further reduce the possibility of vignetting when this filter is in use, the filter ring's outside diameter is slightly larger than the actual thread size. This may prevent the use of some lens manufacturer bayonet hoods.

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° angle 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-coated to prevent internal ghosting and reflections while providing over 99.5% light transmission.
2 to 2.8x filter factor reduces exposure by 1 to 1.5 stops.
Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity.
Nano coating provides an improved beading effect with water for more efficient cleaning.
Plastic filter case for storage and transport.
In the Box
B+W 52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
  • Filter Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    B+W XS-Pro specs

    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2 - 2.8 (1 - 1.5 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 52 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 52 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.6 x 0.7"

    B+W XS-Pro reviews

    52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase! I know very little about photography and I've never owned any sort of filter before so I can't compare this to any other brand. However, the build quality seems very nice. I was making a trip to New Zealand and wanted the best chance at taking great pictures so I did a little research. I would be near lots of water with the high possibility of snow and intense sun (I got all 3). With this filter I could tweak the image to get exactly what I was seeing. My pictures came out great!
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I'm experimenting with various lighting outdoors and inside. It's everything it claims to be! However, when screwing it onto another filter, don't screw it on too tight. If it gets stuck, with feather-touch gentleness give it numerous turn attempts until it releases.
    Date published: 2016-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality Despite front threads (to add another filter) it's quite thin (no vignetting), very easy to use and seemingly durable (albeit I've only had in a couple of weeks), but so far has resulted in very high quality sunny landscape and waterfall pictures.
    Date published: 2016-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Polarizer Filter B+W is the gold standard of filters. If you take pictures anywhere around water or highly reflective surfaces, this is a must have in your bag.� Clean and clear images that accentuate the water in your images. Highly recommend!!!
    Date published: 2018-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for. This circular polarizer is excellent and has very little light loss. The image is not degraded in any way. This is the way to go, but the filter is pricey. You get what you pay for!!
    Date published: 2016-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I needed a thin CP for GoPro use to prevent vignetting. This does the job and works well for aquatic work -shooting through water.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't be wrong I read other people's comments and decided to go for the slimmer one. It works as expect. Very helpful when I need it.
    Date published: 2017-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly I use this on my Zeiss Loxia line of lenses. Very pleasing results.� Will be using for a long time to come.
    Date published: 2018-04-08
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