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

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B+W 62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
Key Features
  • 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
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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.
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B+W XS-Pro Overview

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.

B+W XS-Pro Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Filter Factor2x (1-Stop) to 2.8x (1.5-Stop)
Circular Size62 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet62 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialBrass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.75 x 3.7 x 0.8"
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Anyone using it on their fujifilm lenses ? I am buying for my fujifilm 23/1.4 lens however I am not sure if it is possible to mount a lens hood on top of the polariser ? Thanks in advance -)
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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Would it touch the front element of Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens?
Asked by: Barry L.
nope.
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The B+W 62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter, can this be used with micro 4/3 Olympus Pro 12-40mm f2.8 equilvelant to 35mm 24-80mm? Do a lot of street photography , need for window reflections ,like to take photos of window displays . Also some landscapes, just worried about vignetting. Like the nano reflections technology. I have used B+W on my 35mm lenses so familiar with the quality with B+W filters?
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Yep fits the Oly pro 21-40 no problem. Used it quite a bit and works quite well. Have not used it for reducing reflections from window displays so can't say how it performs for this.
Answered by: Richard G.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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