B+W

Polarizer Series

Reflection reduction par excellence

Radiant white clouds against a deep blue sky or the deep colors of fall foliage don't happen by chance. B+W polarizing filters (polarizers for short) augment the purity of the intrinsic colors and increase color saturation and are among the most important filters for analog and digital photography. Because the filter mounts rotate, the polarization effect can be visibly controlled in the viewfinder or on the monitor display.

Another effect of the B+W polarizer is to reduce reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass, and glossy paint. Objects and people behind surfaces such as shop windows and car windshields become visible again – a fascinating image enhancement without image processing!

B+W polarizing filters are circular polarizers which are compatible with nearly all modern cameras when beam splitters are used in the light path for TTL exposure metering or autofocus. Exposure errors are therefore avoided.

The multiplying factor with HTC is 2 to 3, which is equivalent to 1 to 1.5 f-stops. Other polarizers up to approx. 3 stops. Often regarded as the most important filter for photography.
 

Polarizing filters


  • Reduces reflections from a variety of surfaces
  • Increases color saturation and contrast
  • Color-neutral to the optimum extent
  • Made in Germany

Tip


The maximum polarization effect is achieved in landscape photography when shooting at an angle of 90° to the sun. For an even effect in the picture, and because of uneven skylight polarization, your focal length should not be less than 28 mm in 35 mm format.

Generally speaking, with the help of a properly oriented polarizer, reflections can be completely suppressed in an ideal situation. Here, the ideal situation means that the lighting and shooting angles are almost the same and correspond to the angle of maximum polarization, usually 30° to 40°.

B+W INFORMATION 

Physics behind polarisation

Before and after shots


 



Without B+W HTC high transmission circular polarizer Käsemann MRC filter



With B+W HTC high transmission circular polarizer Käsemann MRC filter



Without B+W HTC high transmission circular polarizer Käsemann MRC filter



With B+W HTC high transmission circular polarizer Käsemann MRC filter



B+W OVERVIEW FILTER TYPES 

B+W Premium Line XS-Pro Digital MRC   |   B+W Professional Line F-Pro MRC

Product program

Check our Polarizer series
S03

RICH COLORS

B+W standard circular polarizing filters are equally suitable for both analog and digital cameras. The filter is of high optical quality and designed for all cameras, with or without internal measuring devices (AF, exposure meter).

This filter reduces reflections from a variety of surfaces and increases the color saturation and contrast.

Coating: E and MRC

XS-Pro HTC Käsemann

THE LIGHT VERSION

For this high-end polarizing filter the foil pieces are selected individually for maximum color neutrality. Following cementing between high-grade optical glass, additional grinding and polishing takes place. This guarantees outstanding sharpness even with very bright, apochromatic lenses. The latest cementing technique ensures lasting stability even in damp climates.

The new generation of Käsemann High Transmission (HTC) polarizing filters is fitted with a new polarizing foil which has higher translucency (transmission), yet still provides outstanding effectiveness. The filter extension factor is only 2 to 3, equivalent to approx. 1 to 1.5 f-stops.

Coating: MRC nano

F-Pro HTC Käsemann

THE LIGHT VERSION

For this high-end polarizing filter the foil pieces are selected individually for maximum color neutrality. Following cementing between high-grade optical glass, additional grinding and polishing takes place. This guarantees outstanding sharpness even with very bright, apochromatic lenses. The latest cementing technique ensures lasting stability even in damp climates.

The new generation of Käsemann High Transmission (HTC) polarizing filters is fitted with a new polarizing foil which has higher translucency (transmission), yet still provides outstanding effectiveness. The filter extension factor is only 2 to 3, equivalent to approx. 1 to 1.5 f-stops.

Coating: MRC

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