B+W 52mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
Circular polarizing filters are made for all cameras with beam splitters in the light paths of their TTL exposure meter and with auto focus lenses. Circular polarization has the same pictorial effect as linear polarization, but allows for proper exposure metering and/or autofocus distance settings.
The “high-end” polarizing foils of the Käsemann-type filters are neutral in color, they have a higher efficiency than conventional polarizing foils and they are cemented between high-grade plano-parallel optical glass. The resulting sandwich is then precision-polished again to achieve highly accurate plano-parallel surfaces. Subsequently they are edge-sealed to protect the foil against humidity. Discriminating photographers regard the B+W Käsemann-Type Polarizing Filter to be the very best of all polarizing filters. They are well suited for applications that require the highest possible imaging quality, especially with high-speed telephoto lenses and apochromatic lenses.
The B+W HTC Kaesemann C-Pols, in F-Pro and thin XS-Pro mounts, are the latest polarizers from B+W. HTC stands for High Transmission Circular Polarizer, with a 1-1.5 stop loss, as opposed to up to 3 stops with standard polarizers.
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.