B+W 62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 62mm 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
  • 62mm Front Filter Threads
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B+W XS-Pro overview

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The B+W 62mm 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.
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B+W 62mm 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 62 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 62 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

    B+W XS-Pro reviews

    62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much less light reduction that typical polarizer Thia is a very thin polarizer. I misunderstood the High Transmission feature ( I thought it was referring to coatings that minimize reflections from the faces of the filter) and discovered it means that the light reduction thru the polarizer is much less that you typically see with a standard polarizer. the light fall off is appprox 1/2 stop and you can use this in lower light situations while still achieving the benefit of the filter regarding the appearance of clouds in the sky or reflections on water or glass objects.
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thin, lets more light through It polarizes, it's light, thin, and the quality is high. I like how it lets more light through than a typical polarizer, so I can be a little more flexible in lower light.
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice filter. Seems very well built with narrow form factor. Easy to use. Thinner so you have to be careful to not smudge the filter with fingertips.
    Date published: 2015-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and service. I do a lot of landscape photography and I use a Polaroid filter much of the time. I also believe in only putting the best quality filters on a fine lens. B+W have always provided that level of excellence for me, and this filter is no exception. I love the fact that is brass, that it is thin, and that it passes more light than most Polaroid filters, requiring only about one stop of exposure adjustment in my experience. And dealing with B&H assures that not only is the product genuine, the price is great and so is the service. Happy.
    Date published: 2017-10-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Filter Purchase Nothing rates a 5 Star rating in my book unless it flies. However, B&W Filters have always been the best to get, but the price is over-rated like anything else. Since I only need a Polarizer for the most part compared to when using File Cameras I went ahead and got the best. I just don't go along with this over-rated price for them.
    Date published: 2015-06-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Color cast I had great hope for this purchase after seeing 5 star reviews and good price. Noticed the first shots taken were quite warm. I contacted B+W and was told the issue had never been reported with this filter. Tried a couple different polarizers on same camera which gave much more neutral results. If you put the filter on white paper it looks more brown than gray. I'm very disappointed with the quality and am giving 2 stars only because it's a stop brighter than normal polarizers.
    Date published: 2017-06-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Scratches VERY Easily This filter scratched within a month of using it, just from periodic cleaning. Basically unusable within 2 months.
    Date published: 2017-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply outstanding This B&W circular polarizer at an affordable price has been an outstanding performer on my new 300mm Olympus Pro lens. Only good things to say.
    Date published: 2016-10-10
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