B + W 55mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated Glass Filter

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About B + W 55 Circular Polarizer

Kaesemann filters are constructed from select polarizing foils and the finest optical class.
• They were designed for apochromatic and fast telephoto lenses, but all lenses benifit from their quality.
• Kaesemann polarizers are edge sealed and are ideal for extreme climate conditions.

• Polarizer filters evenly increase color saturation of all colors (except black and white), creating deep, rich scenics.
• They add contrast for dramatic skies and ariel shots.
• Polarizers also eliminate glare from highly reflected surfaces like glass and water.
• Polarizers are two part lenses that rotate, allowing you to select the degree of additional saturation, contrast and glare reduction desired.
•They come in two varieties.
• Circular-for all types of cameras (required for beam splitting metering systems commonly found in auto-focus SLR's and in most current TTL Slr's; check your camera's manual).
• Linear-for rangefinders and older SLR metering systems.

B + W 55 Circular Polarizer Features

  • Ideal general use outdoor color filter.
  • Gives the same deep contrast and glare reducing properties to black and white photography.
  • Combines with Red filters for incredibly dramatic black and white landcsapes.

B + W 55 Circular Polarizer Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

 
5.0

Usual B+W quality

By

from South Bend, IN  -  Photo Enthusiast

Works perfectly!

 
1.0

Had to send it back.

By

from Carlisle, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I could not use this product. The polarizing ring was so stiff, it was difficult to turn. Using with a lens hood was impossible.

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BP B  What is the difference between filters designated "Kaesemann" ad other circular polarizers? Also, I see some filters with the designation of WA; what is that?
DAN K  Kaesemann was a German optical Co that has since been acquired. They developed a technology in filter glass design & construction that offers (debateably) superior clarity, distortion and neutral coloration. If you shoot anywhere near water using circular polarizing filters these come highly recommended especially because it water splashes on the filter it immediately converts to small beads which roll off the glass. I personally feel that they are worth the higher price if you have high quality lenses and plan to print images at or greater than 5x7. The WA designation refers to use on a wide or super wide angle lens which require a thin vs regular glass because of distortion common in all lenses having a focal length less than 28mm. Hope this aides your decision-making. DJK
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