B + W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC)

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About B + W 77 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 77 Circular Polarizer is commonly used for Color correction, Image manipulation, Lens protection and more.The B + W 77 Circular Polarizer is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The B + W 77 Circular Polarizer is popular because customers like the following qualities of the B + W 77 Circular Polarizer: Clear optics, Consistent effect, Easily mounted, Easy to use, Firm mount and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Clear optics (46),Strong construction (41),Firm mount (36),Consistent effect (33),Easily mounted (24),Easy to use (12),Compact (4),Improves picture quality (4)
Weak effect (3)
Best Uses:
Color correction (28),Image manipulation (25),Lens protection (16),UV protection (8),Artwork (7),Shooting outdoors (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (23),Semi-pro photographer (13),Enthusiast (6),Casual photographer (4),Professional (3),Tech savvy (3)

B + W 77 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 77 Circular Polarizer Reviews

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(based on 58 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


All serious photographers should own one

It's simply the finest polarizer I've ever used. It has some weight to it and pretty much feels to be built like a tank. I have no doubt that this thing will last for years. Why spend thousands, or even hundreds, on a lens only to stick some sub-standard piece of glass on the front. Go with the best, you'll not be disappointed.


Most Liked Negative Review


Low quality male threads

The male threads are poorly cut. This is the only screw on lens accessory that I have had trouble with. There is way too much friction in the part that is supposed to spin, so you either loosen the entire filter or the crummy male threads will jam into your lens/UV filter. Very annoying when you are in the field and can't remove it. Female threads are fine. Image quality is nice though.

Reviewed by 58 customers




from Florida  -  Casual Photographer

Surprised to find the packaging for this filter was not sealed when it arrived today. The filter will be tested on lens later today.


good filter for good glass


from Eastbay  -  Photo Enthusiast

Sturdy, and versatile


good quality product


from laurel, md  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good quality filter but price you have to pay over performance is too high, honestly I couldn't find much difference with my $7 cheap filter from other brand.


decent filter but too expensive for it'sperformance


from laurel, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

Build quality is great does what it does but for about $145 I thought it will be way better than my old $6 cpl but honestly I couldn't see any difference even under careful pixel peeping (reducing reflection, making cloud pop). There could be something better that I don't know but for performance it was exactly same as my $6 cpl, I'm so disappointed on b+w. I'm sending this back.


I would buy this product again


from Lititz Pennsylvania  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works great with sky and water


77 mm Polarizer


from Dallas, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

great quality glass, can be thinner


Excellent Value


from Udon Thani, Thailand  -  Photo Enthusiast

Value is completely different from cost. There are cheaper CP filters but for me, the extra value of brass construction justifies the additional cost of this filter


Best one to carry


from Cupertino  -  Photo Enthusiast

Landscape. Make my Hawaii sky stand out.


works as advertised


from San Jose, CA  -  Casual Photographer

used it on my nikon 10-24mm. bring up blue sky better with this filter.


This is a great filter I would reccomend


from Ft Lauderdale fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this filter all the time day or night it works excellent


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ERIC F  I bought it to make the clouds pop! CP filters are so rad, for so many things. Is this one better than a 100 dollar one? I can't say, I've only used this one and it's awesome.
William G  Does it has front threads? Thank you.
KURNIA K  Yes it does,
Shopper  Does anyone know if there is a chart of milimeter thickness of all B+W polarizers? I currently have an older one but wanted to know what the thickness is for a 77mm MRC one versis a Kaesemann MRC standard versus a Thin mount version? If I get the standard and use it on a 24-105 L Canon Lens with a 5D Mark II with I see the edges at 24mm? Basically do I have to get the thin mount version? everyone states that you can place a normal lens cap on the thin mount filters since there are no threads on it?
STEVEN J  Steve J : There is a chart on the Schneider Optics (B+W) website that shows exactly what you want. I don't remember exactly where on the site -- maybe in FAQs.
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