• Absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct.
• Multi-purpose fine-weather filter for color as well as black and white films.
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Wow!! Awesome filter!!!
Quite some time ago while I was considering a Nikon D200, then a D300, (but more recently -- and I'm glad I procrastinated, purchased the Nikon D90!), I purchased a fairly inexpensive set of 3 standard Merkury filters, mostly for lens protection and some UV and haze reduction. HUGE mistake! You get what you pay for. No multi-coating, either. The fit on the Nikon 18-200mm zoom was very good. Problem is: the filter simply did not work. Oh, I got great "effects" from the cheap filter, bu...View full Review
Quite some time ago while I was considering a Nikon D200, then a D300, (but more recently -- and I'm glad I procrastinated, purchased the Nikon D90!), I purchased a fairly inexpensive set of 3 standard Merkury filters, mostly for lens protection and some UV and haze reduction. HUGE mistake! You get what you pay for. No multi-coating, either. The fit on the Nikon 18-200mm zoom was very good. Problem is: the filter simply did not work. Oh, I got great "effects" from the cheap filter, but it did not perform the way I expected it too. After much more research, and better educating myself concerning the purpose and proper use of a UV filter, I decided on this B+W filter. It arrived today. I tried it out both in full sunshine and lunar pics this evening. I couldn't be happier with the results. Finally, no haze, ghosting, glare, etc. It just quietly and unobtrusively goes about its business of doing what it is supposed to do. I know B+W is a top of the line manufacturer. Another case of "you get what you pay for". The multi-coating is applied to BOTH sides of the glass. Now, it does make it a bit harder to keep smudge-free when having to clean the lens, but this is to be expected when dealing with multi-coatings. It cannot be avoided. Diligent and careful cleaning will yield excellent results. Plus, if you leave the filter on the lens -- as I plan to do -- then you really only have to deal with occasionally cleaning just one glass surface. Moreover, you get an additional FUNCTIONAL "layer" of protection for your expensive lens. Bottom line: You have an investment in your lens which is really at least as important as your camera; and, the results obtained with your lens are only limited by the quality of the filter you place in front of it -- everything else being equal. It is NOT worth skimping on the filter. You know the expression about being penny wise and pound foolish. Do NOT it! Make the proper investment NOW and avoid disappointment.
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Good condition, better than I expected
Does a great job of protecting my lens without losing quality in the image.
Protects the lens like a cheaper UV filter but you get your money's worth with this filter. The multicoat B+W provides excellent haze reduction and is completely neutral with no color shift or distortion in the premium glass. The brass construction helps prevent the annoying aluminum to aluminum thread lockup and the hard coating resists scratching from routine cleaning. All small things that add up to an outstanding filter for not much more $ than the average filter. The B+W's are on all my lenses.
I've been upgrading my lenses to top quality ones such as L-series lenses and I want to protect my expensive glass from the start. I really haven't tried comparing various filters on the same lens, but I have read nothing but good things about B+W and so now I just pick up a B+W MRC UV for every new lens I get. They are solid feeling with a low profile and if you shop around, not much more expensive than others that don't receive such high marks.
Super clear and bright. Top quality construction. Can't go wrong with a B + W filter. It is a little thick, so it does create a hint of a vignette at 15mm on my 15-85. But I actually kind of like that in some images that I don't crop.
I use the UV Haze filter for my Canon 85mm F/1.2 USM II lens. Perfect fit~~
It should go without saying that every lens should have a filter on it for protection. However if you have a good lens you don't want to put a so so filter on it. Over the years I have done a great deal of research before acquiring a lens. So I want only the best filters to go in front of those lenses. Thus I get B+W filters, they are simply the best.
I use this filter off and on to protect my Canon 35mm f/1.4 lens. No complaints whatsoever - it is a very good filter, offering no visible effect on the image.