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About B + W 72 Circular Polarizer


• 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.

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

  • Multi coated for flare prevention.
  • 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

 

You Get What You Pay For

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.

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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C L  is this a brass ring filter?
JACKIE M  Yes, this is a brass ring filter, I found it specified as: "Rugged brass filter ring, high quality Schott glass". All of my filters are B+W, they are worth the extra price. If you can spring for a small amount extra ($101. vs. $137.99, I highly recommend the B + W 72mm XS-Pro Digital MRC Nano Kaeseman Circular Polarizing Filter SKU: BW72XSPKCPN MFR: 66-1066399 This LISTS at $366., I have this filter, purchased it from ADORAMA and paid much more than $137.99 - I don't know what happened, but this is a great bargain!! And I was thrilled with it in the $300+ range!! ANOTHER PLUS!! This polarizer filter can be LEFT ON and used in museums and other indoor spaces. The advantage here is you won't ruin your images if you forget to remove the polarizer when shooting indoors!! I just leave mine on the lens I most use it with. Note the SPEC DETAIL BELOW on the extra features the "XS PRO" offers - the slim ring avoids filter vignetting on wide angel lenses, AND the XS-PRO ALSO has FRONT THREADS allowing for additional accessories. . . (see below). (FROM ADORAMA SPECS:) XS-Pro Extra-Slim Provides extra-slim mounting rings that eliminate problems associated with SLR wide-angle and telephoto imaging. This mount is especially suited for DSLRs with wide angle lenses. This mount will avoid vignetting with most 17mm lenses on a full frame body. Some report success with lenses as wide as 16mm. It has a front thread for additional accessories such as lens caps or hoods. All XS-Pro Digital mounts are made of brass and are matte black to prevent reflections. Only UV, Clear, and Käsemann Circular Polarizers are offered in this mount, with the latest MRC nano coating. I can't recommend B+W filters enough, excellent results, high quality glass (without the wearable coatings on lesser quality filters), thin, brass rings, easy to screw on and off without risk of thread stripping. Hope this helps!
Shopper  Thinking of buying this circular polarizer for my Canon 10-22. Will a standard lens cap fit over the filter or will I have to remove the filter before putting the lens cap back on? Kathy
JACKIE M  Lens cap fits! This is a great filter, worth every penny. I am using it on a Nikon lens, but the threads are such that there is room for a lens cap, so no need to constantly remove the filter. In fact, I get great results indoors and out with this filter, so if you forget to remove it indoors, your images should be fine. This is just another one of the many additional features that justify the price of the B + W filters. It also attaches onto my B+W UV filter and then the lens cap attaches on to the polarizing filter without popping off. Layering filters is not something you want to do with an inexpensive filter as the optics are not refined like expensive filters such as the B+W brand, which would cause image quality to suffer. I have had no problem with both my B+W UV AND B+W Polarizer on the lens at the same time. I frequently use the lens with this set up for commercial projects and the images are tac sharp. When buying filters I now only look at the selections by B+W since there quality meets or exceeds their specifications.
JACKIE M  EXTRA NOTE: I see comments below about getting a slim filter for a 10-22, which needs a 77mm. This is CORRECT. I have the B+W 77mm polarizing filter for my Nikon 12-24mm lens. I purchased the SLIM version which is: B+W 77mm XS-Pro Digital KSM C-POL MRC nano. It is very expensive, BUT some of the features making it worth it are that it is slim, no vignetting, specs state that it can be used INDOORS or OUTDOORS and I can attest that I use it indoors with no problems. Lens cap fits onto filter, and the KSM model tolerates extreme temperatures. The model that does not have that feature is significantly less expensive. The Adorama specs are very thorough, so check them out when trying to decide between expensive and less expensive models even within the B+W line. They have something for everyone's needs unless you want to go cheap and sacrifice quality. Enjoy! B+W's are great filters.

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