B + W 72mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated Glass Filter

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About B + W 72 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.

The B + W 72 Circular Polarizer is commonly used for Image manipulation and more.The B + W 72 Circular Polarizer is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The B + W 72 Circular Polarizer is popular because customers like the following qualities of the B + W 72 Circular Polarizer: Clear optics and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Clear optics (8),Strong construction (8),Consistent effect (5),Firm mount (4),Easily mounted (3)
Best Uses:
Image manipulation (5),Color correction (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5)

B + W 72 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 72 Circular Polarizer Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great quality but difficult to attach

The quality can't really be questioned, well maybe I'd like a little reflection reduction, but overall superb except it is so difficult to attach. I use it on a Leica D Vario-Elmarit and it's a real "squeaky, crunchy" fit after you get the threads to take up correctly. Not sure what the real problem is, I can't imagine the Leica threads are slightly off as other filters work fine.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

best money can buy

By

from SE USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

For the best overall contrast I couldn't have done better than the B + W Kaesemann Circular Polarizer. It cost a bit more but the results are well worth money spent .

 
5.0

money well spent

By

from SE USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I wanted the best polarizer and found this one recommended by other and it hasn't disappointed. I do a lot of outdoor shooting and wanted more contrast in my photos, this filter does what I want and then some. Some found it difficult to install / remove over other filters I haven't had any issues with that as I place it over my UV filter.

 
4.0

Used is Good

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this used with a E+ rating and I'm very happy with it. I don't see any defects or marks and the filter is super clean. I would have thought it was new. I've only used it for a few photos and it does what it is supposed to do. It feel very solidly built and has a nice weight to it. So far very happy with this purchase!

 
5.0

Excellent filter

By

from Williston, Vermont

B+W filters were recommended for quality at the Canon photography class I took, in particular the slim/thin versions which reduce the risk of vignetting. The downside to the slim version is that it is not threaded on the outer side, so 1) you can't add a filter on top of it, and 2) your regular lens cap won't work. It comes with its own lens cap that works well but has a tendency to fall off, so you'll want to buy one of those tethers that sticks onto the lens cap with adhesive and attaches to your lens with elastic.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great quality but difficult to attach

By

from Singapore  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The quality can't really be questioned, well maybe I'd like a little reflection reduction, but overall superb except it is so difficult to attach. I use it on a Leica D Vario-Elmarit and it's a real "squeaky, crunchy" fit after you get the threads to take up correctly. Not sure what the real problem is, I can't imagine the Leica threads are slightly off as other filters work fine.

 
4.0

So glad that I bought this

By

from Mid-Atlantic, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Bought this filter for a once in a lifetime trip out west. Man am I glad that I did. The impact of the polarization effect was really impressive. I did find that if I stacked this filter with my B+W UV filter they tended to get stuck together so I started to remove the UV when I wanted to use this filter. Problem solved, never once had an issue getting it on or off the camera.

 
5.0

Great CPL!

By

from jacksonville,fl  -  Film Professional

This filter is great for taking out unwanted glare or toning down a bright sky. I can only see a little bit of vignetting when my lens is wide open. This is easily corrected with post processing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Get What You Pay For

By

from West Sacramento, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Used for landscape color correction/enhancement in skys, and for detailing stream beds. B+W filters are top quality, and multi-coating enhances durability and consistency in all outdoor situations. You get what you pay for; quality gear equals quality results.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Filter works great

By

from Odenton, MD  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The original storage case was broken. Returned it and it was promptly replaced. The new case arrived broken the same as the original one.

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Herbert H  Does this fit the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Autofocus Lens?
STEVEN A  Yes. You can always check the lens specs for this answer: http://www.adorama.com/CA85122AF.html
Shopper  Does this filter have threads both sides?
JOHN M  Yes, it has threads on both sides.
Jan O  What is the difference between this model and the F-Pro?
R F  I am sorry I do not know the difference.
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