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B+W 82mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter

BH #BWNDVXSP82 • MFR #66-1075252
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B+W 82mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter
Key Features
  • Variable 0.3-1.5 Neutral Density Filter
  • Reduce Exposure by 1-5 Stops
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Greater Control Over Exposure Settings
The B+W 82mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing an exposure reduction of 1 to 5 stops. The 0.3 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is also visually demarcated with dots that represent different density values.
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B+W 66-1075252 Overview

The B+W 82mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing an exposure reduction of 1 to 5 stops. The 0.3 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is also visually demarcated with dots that represent different density values.

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than 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, oversized mount which helps to reduce the likelihood to vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. The filter ring is made from brass for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
0.3 to 1.5 density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1 to 5 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Offers increased flexibility to use specific ISO settings or ISO films under bright ambient light.
Provides increased exposure flexibility while using cinema or video cameras within a designated film frame rate.
Multi-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
Nano coating promotes an improved beading effect with water for more efficient cleaning.
Oversized and slim mount helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting with wide-angle lenses.
Thin brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.

B+W 66-1075252 Specs

Filter TypeVariable ND
Density0.3 (1-Stop) to 1.5 (5-Stop)
Circular Size82 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet86 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.65 x 0.85"

B+W 66-1075252 Reviews

Handy tool

By A
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Nice to have a filter that accomplishes the range of density. I like the stops at min and max (it's not free-spinning 360 degrees). It does have problems with the notorious X pattern when used with very small focal length lens: in those cases, it's simply unusable at the high-density end of its range.

Very Nice Filter

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-15

The B+W ND Vario filters are expensive, but well constructed and worth the investment.

Weird spots inside ND / Not strong enough for what I needed

By Tyler
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-27

I bought this to shoot video outside at high noon, and it didn't quite cut it. I was hoping to be able to get down to at least f/5.6 at 1/50 of a shutter but I still found myself shooting at f/11 - f/16... I ended up spending more money for two solid ND filters. Also, after cleaning it with Professional lens cleaner (Pancro and Kimtech wipes) I noticed some weird spots on the interior of the ND, see pic attached. (sorry for the dust from the kimtech, didn't use my blower before snapping the pic...)

Solidly built with tight tolerances

By Cordell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-10

Great fit, brass - not aluminum! Smooth adjustment

Never buying another brand again

By Giacomo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-18

Simply perfect. Great build quality and glass. Hard stops at each end (no X pattern). Little to no color shift. I wouldn’t dare to say it replaces solid ND’s but this is the best variable ND filter I have ever used.

Nice filter

By Cheng
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-02

I think it’s the best variable ND filter you could get on the market right now. Very little color shifting.

Easy to use

By Marilyn
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-21

Just what I thought it would do.

Not what I expected

By Patricia
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-15

I'm not able to use my camera hood with this lens

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Asked by: NICHOLAS
EXTREMELY SMOOTH, GREAT FILTER, I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO YOU!!!!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-19

Are there hard stops at min and max?

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Asked by: Michael
No, the filter does not have a hard stop in either direction in the rotation. And most polarizing filters in general do not have a hard stop.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-09-05

Does this vignette on the tokina 11-20mm 2.8?

Does this vignette on the tokina 11-20mm 2.8?
Asked by: Kevin
No there will be no vignetting when using the B+W 82mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC-Nano Filter. XS-PRO filters are designed with a thinner ring so they can avoid vignetting on a wide angle lens.
Answered by: Khalid
Date published: 2019-04-30

Does the front filter thread rotate when changing ...

Does the front filter thread rotate when changing ND Amount? Looking to add a step up ring and go to a matte box.
Asked by: Josh
Yes, the front threads on this filter are a 86mm size.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-08-17

question

Has anyone tried the Variable 82mm on a sony 16-35GM2.8? I want to know if you saw any vignetting or any issues with it. I know the 24-70gm also has the same filter thread so I was wondering just how wide you can go with the filter beefore vignetting.
Asked by: Parth
Today's Polarizers from quality manufacturers are all made to be thin to avoid vignetting on wide lenses. This one from B+W has the coveted Thin Brass Filter Ring. You will be good.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-02-21

Can this variable B+W ND be stacked with a B+W ND ...

Can this variable B+W ND be stacked with a B+W ND 10-Stop filter in order to achieve a 13-15 Stop result?
Asked by: Steven
Yes, but shooting thru several pieces of glass will reduce image quality.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13

Is this a hard stop filter where it goes from 2 ...

Is this a hard stop filter where it goes from 2 to 5 and then it can't proceed further ?
Asked by: ALAIN
Yes, there are stops at both ends of the turn.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-24

question

is a five stop density enough to get the milky effect on water falls and ocean ? I am also looking to photograph motion ( still images) not sure if if i need a denser filter or five stops should suffice.
Asked by: Anonymous
It would mainly depend on the amount of ambient light on the scene and your camera's settings as to if 5-stops would be enough for your needs. For most lenses, and if using the camera's lowest ISO setting, 5-stops should be enough for you to create a situation to have a shutter speed between 1/4 sec to 4 seconds, depending on the type of waterfall and available light restraints. If you use a low ISO, a mid- to small aperture, and a shutter speed between 1/4 sec to 4 seconds (or test for your needs), then the B+W 82mm XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC nano Filter would work for your needs.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2020-09-08
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