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B+W Polarizers Filters

3.43/5 (14 Reviews)


Product Description

Used to increase color saturation and reduce reflections. Available in four versions:
  • B+W Top Polarizer (Linear)
  • B+W Circular Polarizer
  • B+W Kaesemann Polarizer
  • B+W Warm Tone Polarizer


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Volkan a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2010

    Bottom Line:   
    I have B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer Filter, - but not MRC

    Now I understand I made a mistake not purchasing MRC.

    This filter creates blue tint over my photoes, from RGB Histogram this can be observed.

    It is ruining all my photoes, and any photo I have taken wih this filter have to pass software colour correction.

    the blue tint is not appearing when I do not use this filter or My ex Kenko brand filter.

    I am very disappointed with this product and will thow it away

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   amazon.com

    Similar Products Used:   Kenko filter, much much better results.

    Type of photography:   People


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Adrian E a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: June 20, 2004

    Strengths:    Great build quality, smooth ring, easy to use (WYSIWYG as with all circpols), great color and contrast enhancer.

    Weaknesses:    Price, vignetting at ultrawide (17mm), prone to smudging, thick (eats f-stops).

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought the b+w F-PRO version (circular polarizer, 77mm). I use it on my EF 17-40 f/4L to accentuate landscape shots. So far, I love it. Makes colors more saturated, gets rid of reflections and other disturbing elements concerning light and color. It's a bit prone to smudging (when reaching for the ring when looking trough the viewfinder)

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $135.00

    Purchased At:   KE, Netherlands

    Similar Products Used:   Tiffen and Hoya Polarizers

    Type of photography:   Fine Art


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by sieracki001 a Intermediate from Irving TX

    Date Reviewed: February 23, 2003

    Strengths:    Mounts are brass. Glass is exceptional.

    Weaknesses:    Price. As always you need to pay for what you get.

    Bottom Line:   
    I own a 62mm B&W circular polarizer that I use on my Olympus E 20 digital camera. I use this filter a lot. Most often, I am shooting landscapes. Everyone knows a CP filter is a good idea. Why get a B&W? Quality. I've read other reviews that seem to indicate a quality problem. I have had no such experience. Heliopans are good too. No doubt some like Hoya too. Tiffen makes a less quality filter but they can do the job. It goes drastically downhill from there. What to look for in a filter? Precise machining of the threads. Glass that will clean up without difficulty. In the case of a CP, which needs to be rotated on the lens, smooth operation. Something that sticks will infuriate you. If you can't get quality, in my opinion, don't use a filter for shots. They are OK for protection.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   B&H

    Similar Products Used:   Tiffens and Hoyas.

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by E G Simon a Intermediate from Brussels

    Date Reviewed: January 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Well built (quality manufacturing threads, rings, Schott glass)

    Weaknesses:    None perceived. Price? You paid what you get.

    Bottom Line:   
    Over the years, I have had a chance to buy/use/evaluate various brands (all high quality) : B+W, Nikon's, Hoya ...
    I have NEVER been disappointed buying B+W (twelve different models, size 52 and 77mm, mostly MRC type). Coupling some to my Hasselblad lenses or Nikon's with "step up" rings.
    I enjoy using them in various kind of outdoor projects.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Purchased At:   PCH Brussels

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon (several), Hoya (just a few)

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by fk2001 a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: January 17, 2003

    Strengths:    Smooth turns

    Weaknesses:    See review

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for the B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer (MRC)

    This is the worst piece of junk I have ever bought. After a month some sort of oil or grease started leaking from the filter, which contaminated the glass. I got the filter exchanged. The second one was in very poor shape on arrival. The coating was very uneven and I even saw small holes where it looked like the coating was missing. In fact I could see the uneven coating through the matte box the filter came in. Fingerprints seem to be hard to remove from this filter as well.

    So much for $93.50. Perhaps I was unlucky to get two defective filters, however I think B+W needs a better quality control. I will not recommend B+W’s polarizers to anyone. I have the B+W UV filter (MRC) as well. This filter does not have any of the above problems.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $94.00

    Purchased At:   B&H Photo-Video-Pro

    Type of photography:   Outdoor



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