B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter

B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter

B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter

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  • Increases Black-and-White Contrast
  • Effect Corresponds to Wratten 16 Filter
  • Dark Shades from Green, Blue, Violet
  • Light Shades from Yellow, Orange, Red
  • Reduces Haze in Daylight
  • 4x Filter Factor, +2 Stop
  • MRC Coating, Schott Glass Construction
  • 43mm Front Filter Threads
  • F-Pro Brass Filter Ring
  • Plastic Case
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B+W 66-1069119 overview

  • 1Description

The B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter can be used to increase image contrast when photographing using a film camera system with black-and-white film installed.

This filter's effect corresponds to that of a Wratten 16 filter. Wavelengths of visible light that are apparent as green, blue, and violet colors to the human eye are suppressed, while visible light associated with yellow, orange, and red colors are able to more easily pass though the B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter and into the lens it is mounted in front of. When photographing with this filter along with black-and-white film, green, blue, and violet-colored subjects within a scene are reproduced in dark shades of grey than if a filter was not used. Simultaneously, yellow, orange, and red subjects are rendered in light shades of grey.

When applied to black-and-white photography, the increased contrast provided by the B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter can result in dark skies with very defined clouds. Shades of green among foliage can be much more differentiated relative to skin tones, while the appearance of freckles and skin blemishes is reduced. Additionally, this filter can also minimize the presence of haze caused by the bluish cast of daylight.

To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, each glass surface includes eight layers of anti-reflection coating. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) also offers greater protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters. B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity. This filter features an F-Pro brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Increases image contrast when photographing using a film camera system with black-and-white film installed
Produces dark shades of grey from green, blue, and violet-colored subjects and light shades of grey from yellow, orange, or red subjects than without a filter
When applied to black-and-white photography, can result in dark skies with very defined clouds, green foliage that is much more differentiated relative to skin tones, while the appearance of freckles and skin blemishes is reduced; and minimizes the presence of haze caused by the bluish cast of daylight
0.6 density and 4x filter factor create up to a two-stop reduction of light
Multi-coated to prevent internal ghosting and reflections
Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity
F-Pro brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength
Plastic case included for storage and transport
In the Box
B+W 43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter
  • Filter Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    B+W 66-1069119 specs

    Type Black-and-white contrast
    Size 43 mm
    Density 0.6
    Filter Factor 4 (2 stop)
    Multi-Coated Yes
    Grade Equivalent to Wratten 16
    Effect Increases contrast when shooting with black-and-white film
    Construction Schott glass
    Front Filter Thread Size 43 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 43 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.6 x 0.8"

    B+W 66-1069119 reviews

    43mm Orange MRC 040M Filter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have in B&W Film This really is a fantastic filter and as the title states, a must have. I keep this on my Voigtlander Bessa with the 40/1.4 at all times. More than anything, it cuts through haze, gives a bit more contrast and really whitens the whites. Great overall filter from street, landscape to portraits photography. Additionally, it acts as an ND filter with two extras stops in EV. Particularly helpful if you're shooting 100 speed film or working with a Leica and it's 1/1000th top shutter speed.
    Date published: 2015-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice filter I usually just shoot in RAW, however if you do you will have a strong,overall orange/yellow color on the entire image. It's easily removed in processing, and you will still benefit from the added contrast. I try to manipulate images as little as possible, because I think everytime you make a change you degrade the image. The 2 attached images were taken as jpegs and are only to show the difference with/without the filter.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost in translation! Don't let the yellow in the name mislead you, this is the Orange filter that is regularly used for black and white film to knock down the sky and only loose one stop instead of three with a Red #25. Its actually closer to a stop and a third but great. Multicoating is great, perfect on the Leica with the Voightlander 35mm 1.4 Notkon.
    Date published: 2015-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality I bought these so I could make my own filters for my Mamiya RZ67 Fish Eye Lens. Choose these because I wanted the higher quality.
    Date published: 2017-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from B&W shooter's rejoice Great contrast filter
    Date published: 2017-03-07
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