B+W 67mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 67mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter

B+W 67mm 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
  • 67mm Front Filter Threads
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The B+W 67mm 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 67mm 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 67 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 67 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.145 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.85"

    B+W XS-Pro Reviews

    67mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 52.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great at cutting through the haze of the Caribbean! I bought this to go onto my recently purchased Canon G3X, which is a bridge camera that accommodates filters via a sunshade/adapter. I was getting tired of hazy, blah looking photos from my previous cameras that did not take filters. I specifically wanted a polarizing filter to cut through the haze. I got everything in time for a cruise to the Caribbean. This filter worked beautifully, giving me blue skies and ocean/sea and clear views of distant islands. Haze was present for many shots and the filter did a fine job of eliminating or reducing it. The Canon G3X was marvelous, by the way.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carl P. Philly - Looks as good as ever. Ive been using B&W filters for many years and appreciate their quality. I have yet to experience a thread jam or a failure of an edge seal as I have had with other polarizing filter makes. I also value B&Ws incorporation of useful advances in technology as they evolve. The photographer should be the weakest link in the photographic process. What I am tired of is receiving new products from B&H that have been obviously opened, as this was. B&Hs generous return policy at the expense of my next purchase.
    Date published: 2016-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Filter My original Polarizing filters were by Tiffen, but I decided to upgrade to B+W. This B+W filter has a smaller external diameter and will fit with a telephoto zoom lens hood in place. If I am now purchasing higher quality & more expensive Canon lenses, it does not make sense to use inexpensive and lesser quality filters in front of these lenses. The polarizing effect of this filter is very good, and image quality is outstanding. This B+W filter is very thin, the outer ring rotates very easily, and it only darkens one stop, much better than my original filter. The B+W MRC Nano coating should protect this filter and allow for easier cleaning. Because this filter is much thinner, it is more difficult for me to remove from the lens, and I strongly recommend purchasing a filter wrench to assist with this process. This filter comes with a hard plastic rectangular case, which does not open easily and does not fit well in my gear bag. I recommend getting a soft filter case.
    Date published: 2016-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from How did I live without it I am using this filter on a Sony A7M2 with 24-70 F4 Zeiss. I didn't think I really needed a polarizer because the images were so good. I took 150 pictures with and without the filter and compared them. All were at full polarized or nothing. The results are striking. I never realized how much reflection existed in the world - green plants, palm trees, window glass, water etc. I almost have to dial back a little from 100% polarization just so everything is not too saturated. The light loss is so low I don't even think about it. This filter will probably just stay on the camera unless I shot in a cave. I love the brass construction and easy movement. It has a nice low profile and I can adjust it with 1 finger with the lens hood on. Color rendition is very accurate. I really like this filter and would defiantly recommend it.
    Date published: 2017-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great effective polarizing filter. By: Rich Because this circular filter has a smaller external diameter and will fit with a telephoto zoom lens hood in place. It has a very good polarizing effect and it produces outstanding image quality. Since it only darkens one stop it is much better than other polarizing filters I've had. Since it is so thin the lens allows my lens hood to fit easily. However, since this filter is much thinner, it is more difficult to remove from the lens, so I will probably purchase a filter wrench to help. I would recommend this filter to others.
    Date published: 2018-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Polarizer Out There Over the last 40 years I have used many different polarizers but for the past 10 or so I have relied on B&W for all my filters. The high transmission really does work and you pick up at least a stop. The Nano coating, also a recent addition, really does work. If you spent a lot of money on the best lens then you are doing yourself a disservice by not buying the best filter. IMO B&W has always been worth it.
    Date published: 2015-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Customer I purchased this for my fujifilm 100-400mm lens and have been quite happy with it. I live in the Great Northwet (not a misspell), and shoot eagles and herons, etc. around a lot of water. This really helps to get better shots in those conditions.
    Date published: 2016-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter This is my 1st polarizing filter and I love it. Took some pictures on a sunny afternoon at the lake and got a shot of the water without the reflective glare that i normally get. The blue sky became even bluer. I am glad I spent a little extra money and a higher quality filter. i would recommend this filter to anyone looking to get a polarizing fileter
    Date published: 2017-05-30
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    Does anyone use this filter with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens? How about the vignetting on the 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 24mm? The filter bezel seems a little bit thicker on this filter, at least on the product images.
    Asked by: Ivaylo
    This polarizer will not vignette at all on the 16-35mm Nikkor.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    can you screw on a Lee 67mm wide angle adapter ring in front of this filter?
    Asked by: Catherine P.
    I wouldn't. The front element rotates, so your right angle could be facing any direction. also, the thread depth is quite shallow, and I'd be worried that the weight would damage the filter
    Answered by: M K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    What is the thickness size of this filter?
    Asked by: Catherine P.
    It does a superb job! Well worth the money. Took it on an Alaskan cruise and used it in Glacier Bay and College Fjord. Used it any time the pic's were over water on the whole cruise. Got beautiful glacier pic's as well as whales, sea otters, seals etc.
    Answered by: david w.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    I have a Canon EF-S 18-135 Lens 67 mm. Anyone have problems with vingetting when using this filter?
    Asked by: Alicia
    One of the reasons I selected this filter was the relatively thin rings to minimize and vignetting. Not to say there might be some slight vignetting but I've never noticed it.
    Answered by: Guy H.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    Anyone know if this filer slim enough to not ...

    Anyone know if this filer slim enough to not cause vignetting with my Fuji 16mm 1.4 lens?
    Asked by: Vincent
    The polarizer is VERY thin. I use it on my Tamron 16-300 f/3.5-6.3 will little negligible vignetting, even at 16mm and f/3.5. (The lens, itself, vignettes a bit at that setting.) I have enjoyed this polarizer.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-27


    Will this filter work with the lens hood on a Canon 70-300 L?
    Asked by: Danno
    I would imagine it would work, as long as the lens hood is threaded the same as the filter.
    Answered by: Kenneth B.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    I plan to use this filter with my Canon EFS 10-18mm wide angle lens. Will it cause any vingetting?
    Asked by: Wendy K.
    Hi ! I havent try on a 10-18mm, however its good on my Nikon 18-140mm. I love this lens.
    Answered by: Elton L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Is this a rotating polarizer, can adjust the amount of polarization i want with it?
    Asked by: Kelly M.
    Yes, it is a rotating polarizer and therefore adjustable, with superb resolution. I use it extensively on my 16mm 1.4 Fujinon lens with great results.Tom H
    Answered by: Tom H.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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