• B + W 62mm Uv Protection Filter (010) For Camera Lens   Xtra Slim Mount (Xs Pro), Mrc Nano, 16 Layer
B + W 62mm Uv Protection Filter (010) For Camera Lens   Xtra Slim Mount (Xs Pro), Mrc Nano, 16 Layer

B + W 62mm Uv Protection Filter (010) For Camera Lens Xtra Slim Mount (Xs Pro), Mrc Nano, 16 Layer

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  • This filter uses our XS-Pro Digital mount which is especially suited for DSLRs with wide angle and zoom lenses. It has a front thread for additional accessories. All XS-Pro Digital mounts are made of brass and are matte black to prevent reflections.
  • MRC Nano has an improved outer (8th) layer over regular MRC. 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.
  • Manufactured from Water-White Schott Glass

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Great filter and worth the investmentGreat filter and worth the investment. I have B+ W filters on almost all my lenses, and decided to spend a little bit more on this one for the nano coating that makes it easier to clean. Funny, but I bought this for the Fuji 56 mm lens but traded it for the one on my 23 mm Fuji lens that is the same size since that lens is wide angle and more likely to get water spots. I need to mention that the package was not only pristine, but there was a B+ W sticker wrapped around the inside plastic case so I know the item is brand-new and never used.5Do I Have The Real Deal Or A Fake? With all the talk of fakes out there, it is difficult to know for certain if one received the real deal. I read the details given by astute reviewers and compared that to the one I received. The problem is, that one has to compare the same size filter to compare weight, for an example. I have no scratches, the lettering looks good and is etched. The box did not have the iridescent sticker on it. It has a green cast when looking at the reflected light on it. Mine is a 72mm and the gram weight is 29.44, or 1.038 oz. Anyone out there tell me if I have the real thing?I tried the water beading test, passed. Clarity was flawless, held it against a background with writing and it was clear as a bell. It reflects green, that's chromium, it dulls the reflection and the reflection of light in a mirror. Took pictures and you can see a slight difference in sky, it adds just a tiny bit more color. I'm pretty sure I got the real deal. One needs a good, clean filter to protect the front of your valuable lenses. The cap does snap on and stay on.I purchased the B&W 72mm 010UV Haze 1x MRC 9 years ago, and it turns out it was a fake. I wouldn't have discovered that, but I flipped up a handle on a gate at a guzzler and it struck my camera, scratching the filter. Of course, I will always put on the lens cap in the future. The good part, fake or not, it protected a $800 lens. Looking for a new filter caused me to read these reviews highlighting fake filters. Thank you reviewers. This version needs further examination before I can be sure I didn't get another knockoff. I'll keep you posted.Some reviewers and a posted comment said that I should buy from certain providers. The reason for buying from Amazon is easy returns and safety of your information. I don't have the same confidence in those New Your City merchants with their salesmen from who knows where. Amazon is not perfect, but what merchant is? 4Real One This TimeThis 62mm package look vastly different from what my 95mm one came in last year. I did some research and have just found that the one I got last year supplied by Amazon Services appears to be fake (aluminum, no hologram or security code on the blue instead of black box), while this new 62mm one seems to be real and I'm happy with it. From another reviewer I found that in the past there were a lot of fake ones being shipped out by Amazon. It's too late for me to do anything about that 95mm one now, but since I need a new 95mm for my 500 PF I will check very carefully this time.5Amazon is still full of counterfeit B+W filters I have several B+W filters already so I m very familiar with what a counterfeit looks like. I just bought a new L glass and needed a UV filter for protection so I ordered direct from Amazon and received a counterfeit, they re getting so good at it too. The outer box came with a Chinese writing sticker on, first no. The filter weigh half as much as a genuine one and the gold writing on the side of the filter has a darker shade of gold, the writing on the filter itself was white printed on, not etched in. Very disappointed.Note: attached pictures for reference, 1) counterfeit product is the one with green sticker on the box, the box is slightly darker and the real item is more grayish black.2) counterfeit filter has white writing on the filter instead of gold3) The lighter gold writing on the side of the filter is the genuine product and the darker copper color is the counterfeit.4) The counterfeit filter smudge easily abd hard to clean, the genuine filter is coated and somewhat smudge resistant.5) The genuine filter weighs twice as much 1Buyer beware! Ordered two of these filters in the same order, and am pretty sure that one is fake. The font/letter coloring printed on the filter itself.is completely different between the two, the boxes are both a different shade of gray. Only one of the filters had an authentic B+W filter seal on the case. One filter reflects light purple, the other green as seen in the photos.Will probably have to return both as I do not remember what filter came out of the sealed case, shame. 1Use the water droplet test to verify authenticityB+W's new packaging removed seal tape on the both the outside card box and inside plastic box. Besides checking on the weight, font etc, another way is to use water droplet to verify the coating.5Updated. Great filters but beware of counterfeits. My original one star review is below, and the filters were indeed counterfeits. Amazon immediately authorized my return and provided a prepaid label. I re-ordered the filters, choosing ones selling for $39.94 to get them from Amazon proper instead of an outside vendor (who sold me the counterfeits for $32.99 ea.). The new filters are genuine B+W and optically superb. Here's how to spot a counterfeit:1) My counterfeits had a little shiny green sticker on them that said "Genuine Product." The real B+W filters have a silver hologram Schneider sticker on them, along with a scanable QR code to verify authenticity. 2) Counterfeits have lightweight aluminum filter rings. Genuine B+W have a much heavier brass ring. 3) Image quality nose-dives with counterfeits, and is barely altered by the genuine B+W.Original 1 star review of the counterfeit filters.This filter is so bad, I'm wondering if it's a counterfeit. I tested this using a lens calibration setup on my Canon 5D MK IV and 100-400 II. With the filter, the images were so soft, I couldn't calibrate the lens. I removed the filter and images are tack sharp. After calibration, I put the filter back on, used autofocus and the images were soft again. (The images were soft throughout the 24" depth of the test target, so this is not simply a focus shift issue). I've never had a problem with B+W before this - usually no perceivable difference with versus without the filter, but this one is bad news. I'll be returning it and trying a top-end Hoya. 5Exactly what I neededMy shooting is 99% film and primarily B&W which is more susceptible to UV light than digital. It is not used for everyday lens protection, however it is used for landscapes and as protection from blowing sand and the like.5Also Got A Counterfeit FilterThe 1 Star reviews here are true! I bought a 62mm XS Pro UV filter here that is Sold by Amazon and it came out of the package with all the signs of a fake one.1) It was light as a feather. It sounded different compared to the one I bought from B&H while being threaded on to my lens.2) It had a DARKER GREEN tint vs a LIGHTER TINT when held to a light.3) The lettering on the font of the filter looked like it "silk screened" on and was white vs gold on the real one.4) It had a green hologram sticker on the front of the box wheres as the real on didn't.Needless to say, it's going back for a full refund. Honestly, the weight difference was the first dead giveaway that it was not right. Buyer beware!1Instead of lens caps...I always use clear filters to protect the front element of my lenses.I don't have time to fumble around with lens caps & the I use the filter instead of lens cap.I use strictly B+W filters because they don't degrade (perceptibly) image quality & they're easier to clean (than cheaper filters).The Nano coating actually works to attract less dirt/dust & clean up is quick & smudge free.B+W filters cost a bit more but greatly reduce dirty filter aggravation.5I don't know whether it's fake -- but it works!So I'm a little confused about whether or not I received an authentic filter.The gold lettering looks good, but its not embossed like another reviewer mentioned. Also, the mass is 24grams -- between the 18 gr. (counterfeit) and 37 gr. (authentic) report that another reviewer also mentioned.So, I compared this vs the Amazon basics http://a.co/d/bET9k5p filter.At first I thought that the Amazon basics one was better, since this B+W filter caused a green tint to reflections (pictured), whereas the Amazon basics one didn't.However, I then decided to do indoor tests, and saw that the Amazon basics one caused lens flares when looking close to a bright light source, whereas the B+W one didn't cause noticeable flaring (no flaring is visible without any lens filters).The outdoor test was more interesting: Practically NO lens flare when filming outside without lens filters, very minor lens flare with the B&W, and definitely noticeable lens flare through the Amazon filter.So... I don't know whether I have an authentic lens filter, but it's better than the alternative...and I'll keep it.4Compare XS-Pro with Nano vs Non-XS-Pro I now own two of these filters (77mm and 67mm), and one non XS-Pro that has no nano coating B+W 77mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating (010M). I would recommend going for this one. After comparing the two types of B+W UV filters I decided to bite the bullet and pay the substantial premium and wanted my third filter to be XS-Pro.Bottomline: Despite higher cost, I would recommend buying this XS-Pro filter because:1. It's slightly thinner (so it does not cause vignetting even with my 28mm lens)2. It's nano coating is useful... it is very easy to clean3. It allows filter to be on it unlike some ultra thin filtersHow I tested it? Sorry to be crude but I put finger prints all over the filter, and some saliva to simulate real time dirt/oily fingers and water. Cleaning the filter with tissue paper or cotton cloth (instead of lens cloth). It took me about 10 seconds to wipe clean the XS-Pro, and took me almost a minute to clean the Non-XS-Pro and still have some murkiness on it. When out in the field, I think this is important. 5This may be the best filter that money can buy--especially for wide-angle lensesThis may be the best filter that money can buy--especially for wide-angle lenses! The filter is extremely thin (without feeling flimsy at all), so it's perfect for wide-angle lenses.Even if you don't plan to use this on a wide-angle lens, the coating is superb at resisting fingerprints and general grime. I have a B&W filter on all my lenses--you should too.5weight it to know genuine or counterfeit. B+W f-pro and xs-pro are my favor filer, other one is Lee filters. I know counterfeit is on amazon market place. I want to know what different between genuine and counterfeit. I bought B+W 77mm XS-Pro from Bill Turnar. It is counterfeit filter. It done very good job. the box and case is same as genuine. Also the printing is same laser printing. It is hard to see. The different is the weight, counterfeit is 17-18 grams. I bought other one from B&H few years ago. The weight is 37-38 grams (genuine). So the ring form alloy instead of brass. Also the Laser printing, if the white print instead of gold. It is counterfeit. because it laser print on alloy instead of brass. Amazon let me return without problem. if you don't know your filter is genuine or counterfeit, weight it is the best way. 5Possible counterfeit filter received?It looks like this 62mm UV is not a genuine BW filter! I have other B+W UV filters (same XS-Pro Clear UV, in different sizes, BTW they are excellent filters) so I could compare. This one looks different and fishy. It does not appear to have coatings. Side marking has different fonts. External package does not have hologram, and internal plastic case does not have the BW authenticity seal (see picture of white plastic case, no seal!). Plus, the package arrived open, see picture. I bought this directly from Amazon. Very disappointed, returned it immediately.1Great zero-distortion protection for expensive lens glass!This "B&W 62mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating (010M)" has worked out great. I have two of these--one on my Fujinon 56mm f/1.2, and one on my Fujinon 90mm f/2 lens. In both cases, they protect the glass of those expensive lenses from damage and dust, maintain excellent optical clarity, create no visible distortion or ghosting (even when "pixel peeping"), and don't seem to make the lenses any more prone to lens flare than the bare glass. Thus, if you're looking for a zero-distortion filter simply to provide protection for expensive lenses, this is the ticket. I highly recommend them.Yes, there are filters available at half the price (~$15 or so), but in my experience, the coatings on many offered at that price point can be hit or miss. Some work great, some really cause problems with ghosting or flare, so I've fallen into the habit of just buying B+W filters in the $30 range, and have never been disappointed. Currently, I have four of these filters (the other two are in different sizes) and they all work great. They're also fairly slim compared to some other options out there, so even on my 18mm lens, I've noticed no problem with vignetting either.I realize some people argue passionately that putting a "cheap" filter on expensive glass is counter productive. I respect that opinion, but in practice, I've never found any evidence of image degradation or loss of light transmission, and I definitely appreciate the high resale value I've always been able to maintain on my lenses due to being able to resell them in optically perfect (i.e., scratchless) condition. So in my opinion, this is a smart investment that I would make for any high-value lens.5Brass or Aluminum? Is a German made brass mount filter better than a Nikon multi-coated filter (NC or other models ending in c ) or a Hoya HD filter, which have aluminum alloy rings? Some independent lens tests indicate not. I have B+W, Nikon, Hoya, Marumi, and other filters. The top end lines from each of these makers are all excellent, but some are easier to clean than others.A clear or UV filter makes cleaning a lens easier. Plus, it takes the place of my lens cap - I throw on a lens hood instead when the lens is attached to the camera. With a cap and reversed hood on lens, a camera is never ready for taking pictures.Some folks think a filter is mandatory insurance for every lens. I don t use a protection filter on all my lenses - it depends on the environment and the lens. For a low-end kit lens, a decent quality filter seems like poor insurance coverage it s a high price for a long shot that it saves a low-cost lens. And you certainly don t want a low quality [Vivitar, ...] filter either. Using no filter or a good used filter makes more sense to me. If you work in a controlled studio, you may not need that insurance either. That clear filter can degrade image quality, however slight that may be.___________________________________________Fake filters?Some reviewers report having received fake B+W filters. The claim is that authentic B+W filters have brass rings instead of aluminum alloy. According to members of various photo forums who have contacted B+W directly, that s not accurate. The filters made by B+W for Asian markets have aluminum alloy rings, while those for the US market have brass rings [except the slim mount circular polarizer, which is Al alloy] . The glass used in both is identical. Those fake filters that some received could possibly be from the Asian market, having no US warranty but that does not mean they are not manufactured by B+W. Certainly, a US seller should disclose if they are not selling a US market product. And if you are buying from a seller in Asia, expect to get a non-brass mount filter, or even a real fake one.I ordered from a Marketplace seller and received a non-brass (non US) version. I will return it because it was advertised falsely, and thus was not priced accordingly. However, from my experience with Nikon, Hoya, and other quality filters with aluminum alloy mounts, I don t see any advantage to brass it s just heavier; my other filters never stick or have other issues. Another consideration, according to some, is that an impact to an aluminum mount is more likely to deform it and absorb the energy, instead of transferring it to the lens as a brass mount would do. 5The one I received is a genuine B+W XS-Pro Clear UV Haze Filter with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating This filter is typical B & W Quality and the main reason I ordered it. It will serve as a transparent lens cap on a Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm Zoom Lens. When I opened the package, I was happy to see the "Inspected by Amazon Warehouse Deals" sticker on the box. I felt reassured that someone had checked the filter out before it was shipped to me. It produces a green reflection under a white light, which indicated there are multi-coatings on the filter. I weighed it as suggested by other reviewers and got two similar weights but I could not find a source to tell me what a 55 mm B & W filter should weigh. ( If anyone knows of a source for this information PLEASE add it to the comments section of this review - so I and others can benefit from the information ) I placed a couple small drops of water on the filter and the water droplets do bead up in a lotus effect on this B&W filter due to the nano coating on the XS-Pro Clear UV Haze filter. The nano coating makes the filter easy to clean. There is a lot of discussion in these reviews about counterfeit B & W Filters. I Believe I Received a Genuine B & W 55mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating based on these results, and I saved 33% in the bargain by buying this filter as open box "Like New". Very Pleased with this purchase. 5High quality, works great. My adult son is an aspiring nature photographer on a budget. He has a great camera but can't afford to spend tons of money of smaller accessories. He saw this lens - B+W 58mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating - and he asked if I would buy it with my Prime and he would pay me back. Two day shipping rules. Anyway, he has been using the filter and I asked him to tell me what he thought and this is what he wrote to me. He is currently in North Carolina on a photo shoot.----Great quality filter. It fits well and has a threaded front end for applying other filters or accessories. It's actually multi coated as opposed to the other cheap UV filters on Amazon. (See attached photo). A true multi-coated filter will reflect light differently than a cheap filter. The light being reflected is an overhead fluorescent light. It reflects white in the Vivitar cheaper filter and reflects greenish in the B+W due to the quality multi-coatings, Overall, this does the job and is worth the money. I will buy this brand again for other lenses. I would go with 5 stars. I see no reason to rate this lens lower. It works great for my use.---5 stars it is! Recommended. 5Counterfeit item, beware. This is a counterfiet item. The single thread had no start, the metal was aluminum, and the lettering was painted on. It would not thread into my lens.A real B&W XS Pro will have a brass frame, more than a single thread, and thread in perfectly. This is not the real deal, though they did a good job faking the packaging. They may have swapped the filter out of real packaging.Note the small nick in the anodizing showing shiny silver metal beneath. That ain t brass.Buyer beware. 1
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Great filter and worth the investmentGreat filter and worth the investment. I have B+ W filters on almost all my lenses, and decided to spend a little bit more on this one for the nano coating that makes it easier to clean. Funny, but I bought this for the Fuji 56 mm lens but traded it for the one on my 23 mm Fuji lens that is the same size since that lens is wide angle and more likely to get water spots. I need to mention that the package was not only pristine, but there was a B+ W sticker wrapped around the inside plastic case so I know the item is brand-new and never used.5Do I Have The Real Deal Or A Fake? With all the talk of fakes out there, it is difficult to know for certain if one received the real deal. I read the details given by astute reviewers and compared that to the one I received. The problem is, that one has to compare the same size filter to compare weight, for an example. I have no scratches, the lettering looks good and is etched. The box did not have the iridescent sticker on it. It has a green cast when looking at the reflected light on it. Mine is a 72mm and the gram weight is 29.44, or 1.038 oz. Anyone out there tell me if I have the real thing?I tried the water beading test, passed. Clarity was flawless, held it against a background with writing and it was clear as a bell. It reflects green, that's chromium, it dulls the reflection and the reflection of light in a mirror. Took pictures and you can see a slight difference in sky, it adds just a tiny bit more color. I'm pretty sure I got the real deal. One needs a good, clean filter to protect the front of your valuable lenses. The cap does snap on and stay on.I purchased the B&W 72mm 010UV Haze 1x MRC 9 years ago, and it turns out it was a fake. I wouldn't have discovered that, but I flipped up a handle on a gate at a guzzler and it struck my camera, scratching the filter. Of course, I will always put on the lens cap in the future. The good part, fake or not, it protected a $800 lens. Looking for a new filter caused me to read these reviews highlighting fake filters. Thank you reviewers. This version needs further examination before I can be sure I didn't get another knockoff. I'll keep you posted.Some reviewers and a posted comment said that I should buy from certain providers. The reason for buying from Amazon is easy returns and safety of your information. I don't have the same confidence in those New Your City merchants with their salesmen from who knows where. Amazon is not perfect, but what merchant is? 4Real One This TimeThis 62mm package look vastly different from what my 95mm one came in last year. I did some research and have just found that the one I got last year supplied by Amazon Services appears to be fake (aluminum, no hologram or security code on the blue instead of black box), while this new 62mm one seems to be real and I'm happy with it. From another reviewer I found that in the past there were a lot of fake ones being shipped out by Amazon. It's too late for me to do anything about that 95mm one now, but since I need a new 95mm for my 500 PF I will check very carefully this time.5Amazon is still full of counterfeit B+W filters I have several B+W filters already so I m very familiar with what a counterfeit looks like. I just bought a new L glass and needed a UV filter for protection so I ordered direct from Amazon and received a counterfeit, they re getting so good at it too. The outer box came with a Chinese writing sticker on, first no. The filter weigh half as much as a genuine one and the gold writing on the side of the filter has a darker shade of gold, the writing on the filter itself was white printed on, not etched in. Very disappointed.Note: attached pictures for reference, 1) counterfeit product is the one with green sticker on the box, the box is slightly darker and the real item is more grayish black.2) counterfeit filter has white writing on the filter instead of gold3) The lighter gold writing on the side of the filter is the genuine product and the darker copper color is the counterfeit.4) The counterfeit filter smudge easily abd hard to clean, the genuine filter is coated and somewhat smudge resistant.5) The genuine filter weighs twice as much 1Buyer beware! Ordered two of these filters in the same order, and am pretty sure that one is fake. The font/letter coloring printed on the filter itself.is completely different between the two, the boxes are both a different shade of gray. Only one of the filters had an authentic B+W filter seal on the case. One filter reflects light purple, the other green as seen in the photos.Will probably have to return both as I do not remember what filter came out of the sealed case, shame. 1Use the water droplet test to verify authenticityB+W's new packaging removed seal tape on the both the outside card box and inside plastic box. Besides checking on the weight, font etc, another way is to use water droplet to verify the coating.5Updated. Great filters but beware of counterfeits. My original one star review is below, and the filters were indeed counterfeits. Amazon immediately authorized my return and provided a prepaid label. I re-ordered the filters, choosing ones selling for $39.94 to get them from Amazon proper instead of an outside vendor (who sold me the counterfeits for $32.99 ea.). The new filters are genuine B+W and optically superb. Here's how to spot a counterfeit:1) My counterfeits had a little shiny green sticker on them that said "Genuine Product." The real B+W filters have a silver hologram Schneider sticker on them, along with a scanable QR code to verify authenticity. 2) Counterfeits have lightweight aluminum filter rings. Genuine B+W have a much heavier brass ring. 3) Image quality nose-dives with counterfeits, and is barely altered by the genuine B+W.Original 1 star review of the counterfeit filters.This filter is so bad, I'm wondering if it's a counterfeit. I tested this using a lens calibration setup on my Canon 5D MK IV and 100-400 II. With the filter, the images were so soft, I couldn't calibrate the lens. I removed the filter and images are tack sharp. After calibration, I put the filter back on, used autofocus and the images were soft again. (The images were soft throughout the 24" depth of the test target, so this is not simply a focus shift issue). I've never had a problem with B+W before this - usually no perceivable difference with versus without the filter, but this one is bad news. I'll be returning it and trying a top-end Hoya. 5Exactly what I neededMy shooting is 99% film and primarily B&W which is more susceptible to UV light than digital. It is not used for everyday lens protection, however it is used for landscapes and as protection from blowing sand and the like.5Also Got A Counterfeit FilterThe 1 Star reviews here are true! I bought a 62mm XS Pro UV filter here that is Sold by Amazon and it came out of the package with all the signs of a fake one.1) It was light as a feather. It sounded different compared to the one I bought from B&H while being threaded on to my lens.2) It had a DARKER GREEN tint vs a LIGHTER TINT when held to a light.3) The lettering on the font of the filter looked like it "silk screened" on and was white vs gold on the real one.4) It had a green hologram sticker on the front of the box wheres as the real on didn't.Needless to say, it's going back for a full refund. Honestly, the weight difference was the first dead giveaway that it was not right. Buyer beware!1Instead of lens caps...I always use clear filters to protect the front element of my lenses.I don't have time to fumble around with lens caps & the I use the filter instead of lens cap.I use strictly B+W filters because they don't degrade (perceptibly) image quality & they're easier to clean (than cheaper filters).The Nano coating actually works to attract less dirt/dust & clean up is quick & smudge free.B+W filters cost a bit more but greatly reduce dirty filter aggravation.5I don't know whether it's fake -- but it works!So I'm a little confused about whether or not I received an authentic filter.The gold lettering looks good, but its not embossed like another reviewer mentioned. Also, the mass is 24grams -- between the 18 gr. (counterfeit) and 37 gr. (authentic) report that another reviewer also mentioned.So, I compared this vs the Amazon basics http://a.co/d/bET9k5p filter.At first I thought that the Amazon basics one was better, since this B+W filter caused a green tint to reflections (pictured), whereas the Amazon basics one didn't.However, I then decided to do indoor tests, and saw that the Amazon basics one caused lens flares when looking close to a bright light source, whereas the B+W one didn't cause noticeable flaring (no flaring is visible without any lens filters).The outdoor test was more interesting: Practically NO lens flare when filming outside without lens filters, very minor lens flare with the B&W, and definitely noticeable lens flare through the Amazon filter.So... I don't know whether I have an authentic lens filter, but it's better than the alternative...and I'll keep it.4Compare XS-Pro with Nano vs Non-XS-Pro I now own two of these filters (77mm and 67mm), and one non XS-Pro that has no nano coating B+W 77mm Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Coating (010M). I would recommend going for this one. After comparing the two types of B+W UV filters I decided to bite the bullet and pay the substantial premium and wanted my third filter to be XS-Pro.Bottomline: Despite higher cost, I would recommend buying this XS-Pro filter because:1. It's slightly thinner (so it does not cause vignetting even with my 28mm lens)2. It's nano coating is useful... it is very easy to clean3. It allows filter to be on it unlike some ultra thin filtersHow I tested it? Sorry to be crude but I put finger prints all over the filter, and some saliva to simulate real time dirt/oily fingers and water. Cleaning the filter with tissue paper or cotton cloth (instead of lens cloth). It took me about 10 seconds to wipe clean the XS-Pro, and took me almost a minute to clean the Non-XS-Pro and still have some murkiness on it. When out in the field, I think this is important. 5This may be the best filter that money can buy--especially for wide-angle lensesThis may be the best filter that money can buy--especially for wide-angle lenses! The filter is extremely thin (without feeling flimsy at all), so it's perfect for wide-angle lenses.Even if you don't plan to use this on a wide-angle lens, the coating is superb at resisting fingerprints and general grime. I have a B&W filter on all my lenses--you should too.5weight it to know genuine or counterfeit. B+W f-pro and xs-pro are my favor filer, other one is Lee filters. I know counterfeit is on amazon market place. I want to know what different between genuine and counterfeit. I bought B+W 77mm XS-Pro from Bill Turnar. It is counterfeit filter. It done very good job. the box and case is same as genuine. Also the printing is same laser printing. It is hard to see. The different is the weight, counterfeit is 17-18 grams. I bought other one from B&H few years ago. The weight is 37-38 grams (genuine). So the ring form alloy instead of brass. Also the Laser printing, if the white print instead of gold. It is counterfeit. because it laser print on alloy instead of brass. Amazon let me return without problem. if you don't know your filter is genuine or counterfeit, weight it is the best way. 5Possible counterfeit filter received?It looks like this 62mm UV is not a genuine BW filter! I have other B+W UV filters (same XS-Pro Clear UV, in different sizes, BTW they are excellent filters) so I could compare. This one looks different and fishy. It does not appear to have coatings. Side marking has different fonts. External package does not have hologram, and internal plastic case does not have the BW authenticity seal (see picture of white plastic case, no seal!). Plus, the package arrived open, see picture. I bought this directly from Amazon. Very disappointed, returned it immediately.1Great zero-distortion protection for expensive lens glass!This "B&W 62mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating (010M)" has worked out great. I have two of these--one on my Fujinon 56mm f/1.2, and one on my Fujinon 90mm f/2 lens. In both cases, they protect the glass of those expensive lenses from damage and dust, maintain excellent optical clarity, create no visible distortion or ghosting (even when "pixel peeping"), and don't seem to make the lenses any more prone to lens flare than the bare glass. Thus, if you're looking for a zero-distortion filter simply to provide protection for expensive lenses, this is the ticket. I highly recommend them.Yes, there are filters available at half the price (~$15 or so), but in my experience, the coatings on many offered at that price point can be hit or miss. Some work great, some really cause problems with ghosting or flare, so I've fallen into the habit of just buying B+W filters in the $30 range, and have never been disappointed. Currently, I have four of these filters (the other two are in different sizes) and they all work great. They're also fairly slim compared to some other options out there, so even on my 18mm lens, I've noticed no problem with vignetting either.I realize some people argue passionately that putting a "cheap" filter on expensive glass is counter productive. I respect that opinion, but in practice, I've never found any evidence of image degradation or loss of light transmission, and I definitely appreciate the high resale value I've always been able to maintain on my lenses due to being able to resell them in optically perfect (i.e., scratchless) condition. So in my opinion, this is a smart investment that I would make for any high-value lens.5Brass or Aluminum? Is a German made brass mount filter better than a Nikon multi-coated filter (NC or other models ending in c ) or a Hoya HD filter, which have aluminum alloy rings? Some independent lens tests indicate not. I have B+W, Nikon, Hoya, Marumi, and other filters. The top end lines from each of these makers are all excellent, but some are easier to clean than others.A clear or UV filter makes cleaning a lens easier. Plus, it takes the place of my lens cap - I throw on a lens hood instead when the lens is attached to the camera. With a cap and reversed hood on lens, a camera is never ready for taking pictures.Some folks think a filter is mandatory insurance for every lens. I don t use a protection filter on all my lenses - it depends on the environment and the lens. For a low-end kit lens, a decent quality filter seems like poor insurance coverage it s a high price for a long shot that it saves a low-cost lens. And you certainly don t want a low quality [Vivitar, ...] filter either. Using no filter or a good used filter makes more sense to me. If you work in a controlled studio, you may not need that insurance either. That clear filter can degrade image quality, however slight that may be.___________________________________________Fake filters?Some reviewers report having received fake B+W filters. The claim is that authentic B+W filters have brass rings instead of aluminum alloy. According to members of various photo forums who have contacted B+W directly, that s not accurate. The filters made by B+W for Asian markets have aluminum alloy rings, while those for the US market have brass rings [except the slim mount circular polarizer, which is Al alloy] . The glass used in both is identical. Those fake filters that some received could possibly be from the Asian market, having no US warranty but that does not mean they are not manufactured by B+W. Certainly, a US seller should disclose if they are not selling a US market product. And if you are buying from a seller in Asia, expect to get a non-brass mount filter, or even a real fake one.I ordered from a Marketplace seller and received a non-brass (non US) version. I will return it because it was advertised falsely, and thus was not priced accordingly. However, from my experience with Nikon, Hoya, and other quality filters with aluminum alloy mounts, I don t see any advantage to brass it s just heavier; my other filters never stick or have other issues. Another consideration, according to some, is that an impact to an aluminum mount is more likely to deform it and absorb the energy, instead of transferring it to the lens as a brass mount would do. 5The one I received is a genuine B+W XS-Pro Clear UV Haze Filter with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating This filter is typical B & W Quality and the main reason I ordered it. It will serve as a transparent lens cap on a Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm Zoom Lens. When I opened the package, I was happy to see the "Inspected by Amazon Warehouse Deals" sticker on the box. I felt reassured that someone had checked the filter out before it was shipped to me. It produces a green reflection under a white light, which indicated there are multi-coatings on the filter. I weighed it as suggested by other reviewers and got two similar weights but I could not find a source to tell me what a 55 mm B & W filter should weigh. ( If anyone knows of a source for this information PLEASE add it to the comments section of this review - so I and others can benefit from the information ) I placed a couple small drops of water on the filter and the water droplets do bead up in a lotus effect on this B&W filter due to the nano coating on the XS-Pro Clear UV Haze filter. The nano coating makes the filter easy to clean. There is a lot of discussion in these reviews about counterfeit B & W Filters. I Believe I Received a Genuine B & W 55mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating based on these results, and I saved 33% in the bargain by buying this filter as open box "Like New". Very Pleased with this purchase. 5High quality, works great. My adult son is an aspiring nature photographer on a budget. He has a great camera but can't afford to spend tons of money of smaller accessories. He saw this lens - B+W 58mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating - and he asked if I would buy it with my Prime and he would pay me back. Two day shipping rules. Anyway, he has been using the filter and I asked him to tell me what he thought and this is what he wrote to me. He is currently in North Carolina on a photo shoot.----Great quality filter. It fits well and has a threaded front end for applying other filters or accessories. It's actually multi coated as opposed to the other cheap UV filters on Amazon. (See attached photo). A true multi-coated filter will reflect light differently than a cheap filter. The light being reflected is an overhead fluorescent light. It reflects white in the Vivitar cheaper filter and reflects greenish in the B+W due to the quality multi-coatings, Overall, this does the job and is worth the money. I will buy this brand again for other lenses. I would go with 5 stars. I see no reason to rate this lens lower. It works great for my use.---5 stars it is! Recommended. 5Counterfeit item, beware. This is a counterfiet item. The single thread had no start, the metal was aluminum, and the lettering was painted on. It would not thread into my lens.A real B&W XS Pro will have a brass frame, more than a single thread, and thread in perfectly. This is not the real deal, though they did a good job faking the packaging. They may have swapped the filter out of real packaging.Note the small nick in the anodizing showing shiny silver metal beneath. That ain t brass.Buyer beware. 1
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