B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter

B&H # BWCPMC58 MFR # 66-044840
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Product Highlights

  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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B+W 66-044840 overview

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The B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer MRC 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.

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.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

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° 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-Resistant Coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to improve light transmission and image quality.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
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B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    B+W 66-044840 specs

    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2.5 (1.3 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 58 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 58 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

    B+W 66-044840 reviews

    58mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 73.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Filter This filter is so nice! I've never owned a filter by B+W before. I've owned filters by Tiffen, Hoya and Cokin. This B+W filter is far nicer than all of my other filters. The build quality is unmatched. The quality of the glass is hands-down the best I've seen. It does an amazing job at eliminating unwanted glare and bringing out strong colors. It's hard for me to think of anything negative about this filter. If I had to say one, I'd say that it's heavy. But then again, it's a circular polarizer, which has more glass and materials than an ND filter or a UV filter. And I think the heaviness can be justified by the quality of the materials. I highly recommend this to anyone. Even if it is more pricey than other filters.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Filter - But Be Warned I got this filter for landscape photography and chose B+W because I've been impressed with other B+W filters that I own. I can't say one bad thing about the lens filter. It's extremely well made, sturdy, clear, and works as described. But be warned... There are reviews and websites that will tell you that you can make polarizers work with a front-rotating lens element. I have found this to be untrue. Although it's technically possible, it's such a chore that I can't use it on the lens I purchased it for. It's a personal preference, but it's tougher than most people will lead you to believe. So... great lens filter, but skip it until you have a lens that doesn't have a front-rotating element.
    Date published: 2011-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Filter Filters seem rather mundane, but there are a few things about B+W filters that make them worth the money: 1. Brass frames - they do not bind like aluminum. This is very important if you shoot in hot and cold climates 2. Excellent coatings that resist dust, water, scratches in addition to minimizing reflections.
    Date published: 2015-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I Spent the Money If you have ever used the cheaper filters with aluminum bodies and can't get them apart during a photo shoot, then you'll want to spend the extra money and buy B&W. The build quality is great. Multiple filters interlock with ease and remove with ease. Unlike cameras and lights where the price variances from cheap to expensive can be daunting, a better filter price gap is not worth deep thought and consideration in my opinion and experience. Buy B&W and be a stress free photographer when it comes to filters.
    Date published: 2012-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I bought two ! I was using a Hoya circ. pol. that I thought was good. Then I decided to drop my camera (ouch!). The camera came out fine but the filter shattered. I went back to B&H web-site and saw this one. A little pricey, certainly more than the Hoya. But, in a nutshell, worth every penny! So good I bought another for my 30mm prime lens.
    Date published: 2015-02-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from doesn't fit with through the lens hood of the Zeiss 50mm 1.4 good filter but you can't use it with the lens hood on the Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Cameras. So if you put the filter on first you won't be able to get the lens hood over it. If you put the lens hood on first you won't be able to get the filter tightened properly and if you do manage then you will have a real booger of a time trying to get the filter loosened (I figured this out the hard way).
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great filter this filter is easy to attach and easy to remove and my lens cap fits on it. the photos I took with the filter attached look great. I would buy this filter again if anything should happen to it.
    Date published: 2014-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent build quality This polarizer rotates VERY smoothly! It's almost like the fluid head of a tripod! Very smooth action! No metal grinding
    Date published: 2013-07-08
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