B+W 58mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 58mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 58mm 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
  • 58mm Front Filter Threads
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B+W XS-Pro overview

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The B+W 58mm 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 58mm 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 58 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 58 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Infozarwdfydstswtux
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.9"

    B+W XS-Pro reviews

    58mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from it polarizes It is a very good filter. Easy to clean, crystal clear, and very little affect on exposure. I found less than a stop at most times, except when in full effect.
    Date published: 2015-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Polarizer Out There! Always wondered why my footage looks flat or not like in thr movies and the sky would ALWAYS be white. NOT ANY MORE! With this polarizer, the sky would be clean blue, the ground looks new and the biggest benefit is the ocean because this polarizer could see through all the ocean! I TOTALLY LOVE THIS POLARIZER and it's the best thing I bought after my DSLR. Works better than advertised! Going to use it when I travel, go places and beaches since it looks so pretty with this polarizer.
    Date published: 2016-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Polarizer worth it. Took this filter out to the beach right away and was wowed by the neutral color and smooth action of the outer ring when adjusting. Lots of puffy cumulus clouds against a clear blue sky allowed for lots of experimentation with this filter. You can go from no effect to any degree of polarized light reduction you choose. What glass you use IS important!
    Date published: 2018-05-12
    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 Get a wrench Works well. Treads are tight so suggest getting a filter wrench.
    Date published: 2016-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best filters B&W XS-Pro Pol is a great filter. I believe it enhances IQ.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second one, lost first somewhere Being able to move lens provides even better photos.
    Date published: 2017-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Great polarize, high quality product!!
    Date published: 2015-12-16
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