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About B + W Stylus 1

This UV Filter blocks the invisible UV component of light from the sky, which can cause blur and to which many color films react with a blue cast. These filters should be called UV-Blocking Filters, because there are filters for technical applications that pass UV radiation and block all the other wavelengths. Nevertheless, the short term UV Filterhas become established among photographers. UV Filters are ideal for photography in high altitudes (in the mountains), by the sea and in regions with very clean air.

The pictures gain brilliance and disturbing blue casts are avoided. Because the glass is colorless, color rendition is not altered, aside from the elimination of the unwanted blue cast, and no increase in exposure is required. That makes a UV Filter very suitable as protection of the front element of the taking lens against dust, flying sand, sea water spray and the like, and it can be kept on the lens at all times. It is recommended for analog color and black-and-white as well as digital photography.

XS-Pro Extr a-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.

Always Shoot a test to confirm with your equipment.

Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) with Nano Technology
The nano coating is an outer layer of protection that comes standard with all XS-Pro Digital MRC filters. The nanotechnology based characteristic (lotus effect) produces a better beading effect with water making the cleaning of this filter even simpler and faster than ever before. MRC nano has an improved outer (8th) layer over regular MRC.

MRC by B+W is not only an extraordinarily effective multiple layer coating, it is also harder than glass, so that it protects filters from scratches (for instance when cleaning the filters), and it is also water and dirt repellent, thus facilitating filter maintenance.

The B + W Stylus 1 is commonly used for Lens protection, UV protection and more.The B + W Stylus 1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The B + W Stylus 1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the B + W Stylus 1: Clear optics, Easy to use, Firm mount and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (12),Clear optics (10),Firm mount (9),Strong construction (9)
Best Uses:
Lens protection (8),UV protection (8),Lightweight (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (10)

B + W Stylus 1 Features

  • Improves light transmission from about 92% (uncoated glass) to about 98%
  • MC Nano coating makes it easier to clean the filter - water will bead up faster
  • B+W filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details
  • If desired they can be left on the lens at all times for protection
  • Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees
  • UV filters are ideal for high altitude photography, by the sea and in regions with very clean air

B + W Stylus 1 Specifications

Filter Type
UV (Ultraviolet)
Filter Size
MRC Nano coating
Reduces excessive blue
Cuts through haze and can improve image clarity
Protects front element of lens
Helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity
Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size
Front Lens Cap Size

B + W Stylus 1 Reviews

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(based on 14 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


The best

I believe most filters will degrade images somewhat. I couldn't tell any degradation what so ever using very expensive lenses with this filter. I just couldn't put a $20 filter on a $2000 lens. This filter is good as it gets.

Reviewed by 14 customers


love it


from Cambridge, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Love the filter. I use is mostly as a protection and it payed off. it's very thin


Excellent product


from Orange County, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Light and thinner than the F-Pro series. It is clear and a great protection for your expensive lens.


excellent UV filter


from San Jose, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

-It's slim. - It has that "strong/durable" feeling you'd expect from B+W. - Nano coating makes cleaning easy.


Good Product!


from Albany, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

B+W makes excellent quality filters. They are certainly more expensive than most other brands, but it makes sense to put a good filter on a good lens.


Expected Quality


from Sf Bay Area  -  Photo Enthusiast

I replaced my regular B+W filter with the Nano in an attempt to decrease vignetting for my wider shots (~24mm on full frame DSLR). So far I am very happy with the quality. And take note that even if it is considered a slim filter the lens cap is still able to be mounted as there are threads on the front side of the filter.


Excellent product


from Dayton Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Absolute must have for long lens shooting


Best of the Best


from San Francisco, CA  -  Casual Photographer

Will buy only this model form now on. Hoya NXT is marginal pass.


Best filter I've ever used.


from Houston, Tx.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great UV filter. It actually does filter out haze & the nano effect makes it easier to clean. Also it causes no loss of light in the corners & still accepts lens caps


Phoitography would not be complete


from fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

You don't have to be a pro to capture any moment at its best


Very Nice


from West Covina, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I keep this Filter on my 24-70mm. I didn't really want to put a filter in front of my lens, but since I did, I made it one of the best filters in the market.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Dov A  I bought this filter simply because it is the best for great outdoors photography. I compared it with other brand names and this is a winner!
Shopper  I'm considering using this filter on a Canon 10-20 Ultra-wide lens. Will this filter give me any issues, or should I go to the B+W slim UV filter?
RICHARD H S  The widest lens that I have is a 17-35 so I can't answer for a 10 but it works very well for me. Plus, I don't like slim filters because the lens caps are help on by pressure only and they come off easily.
Dov A  will the lens cap of Nikkor 24-120mm fit on this filter? will the lens hood that comes with the lens also fit? thanks Dov
Ray S  Hi, I have a Canon EF-S 17 55mm lens in which I'm looking at the B+W 77MM XS-PRO UV MRC-NANO. I realize that you own a Nikon, but do you know if the Canon hood would fit? I've heard that this filter is a little larger in diametor. Thanks, Ray
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