B+W 37mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating – Product Description:
This UV Filter blocks the invisible Ultra Violet 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 Filter” has 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.
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B+W 37mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating – Review:
TOP QUALITY FILTER!
I bought this filter for my Canon 50mm f/1.4. The 50mm lens consistently gives me my top images so I wanted a good quality filter for it. My main goal here is protection of my lens, but at the same time I wanted something that didn’t degrade my images. I usually get lower quality filters but this time decided to splurg for the expensive one.
My first impression was that this thing actually has some weight to it. It feels like you’re actually getting something. When you pick it up, you can really notice a difference in lower quality filters (I usually bought Hoya or something from Best Buy in the past). This is well built.
Second impression is that this filter is *crystal* clear. My other filters are not as noticeably clear as this.
Now, when I have taken photos with this, I have still gotten the nice crisp clear shots I normally got with my 50mm. So it’s protecting the lens and keeping my shots clear–exactly what I want from it. You may get exactly the same with a cheaper filter, I didn’t try anything else. All I can tell you is that this filter delivered.
Also, I don’t think I saw it listed in the specs, but this is the MRC model (meaning Pro grade).
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