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B+W Kaesemann vs. B+W MRC Circular Polarizer

 
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Aug 07, 2010 22:31 |  #1

Just want to know the differences between the two circular polarizers. Are they optically the same?


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Aug 07, 2010 22:54 |  #2

I beileve that I have read that they are optically the same. The only difference is that the Kaesemann is a sealed CPL. Dust and moisture can't get between the two surfaces.


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Aug 08, 2010 02:16 |  #3

Opitically yes, but the KSM versions are sealed around the edges of the polarizing film and are therefore built better and to last longer. For the minimal cost difference I went with the KSM version.


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Aug 08, 2010 02:39 |  #4

I was also curious. Thanks for the info guys.


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Aug 08, 2010 05:52 as a reply to  @ ninhja's post |  #5

The Kaesemann version also uses a higher grade of polarizing foils (according to B+W literature).


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Aug 08, 2010 14:53 |  #6

Thank you all for your help.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:48 |  #7

argyle wrote in post #10681420 (external link)
The Kaesemann version also uses a higher grade of polarizing foils (according to B+W literature).

This statement is true. I have never seen any tests that demonstrate the value of the higher grade of foil.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:55 |  #8

Schneider information states, "Compared with conventional polarisers Kaesemann film polarisers are distinguished by their consistant neutrality of colour and excellent polarisation properties."


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