Provide Extra-Slim Mounting Rings that
Eliminate Problems Associated with SLR Wide-angle and Telephoto
Schneider Optics, the well known lens and professional
filter manufacturer, has announced the availability of the B+W XS-PRO
Digital Filter Series. All XS-Pro filters employ a newly developed
mounting ring that is especially suited for SLRs with wide angle and zoom
lenses. The extremely thin design prevents the mounting ring from
vignetting in even the widest shots.
B+W XS-Pro Digital Filters
have front threads for mounting additional accessories such as filters,
screw on shades and lens covers. XS-Pro filter rings are made of brass and
are matt black to prevent reflections.
B+W Protection Filter UV 010
This UV Filter blocks the invisible UV 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.
Schneider's Proprietary MRC
MRC refers to the unique Multi Resistant Coating
developed by Schneider-Kreuznach, which comes as standard on B+W XS-Pro
Digital Filters. It provides perfect anti-reflection, brilliant colors and
high contrast. Only Schneider lenses and B+W filters are protected by this
extremely resistant multi-layer broadband coating (eight layers on both
sides). In addition, the scratch-resistant, water- and dirt- repellent
outer layer makes it easier to clean the glass surface. Due to its low
residual reflection (0.5%) MRC prevents ghosting or double images, which
can be caused by return reflections from sensors.
Why B+W Filter?
Behind the globally recognized B+W filter quality is a
continuous process of optimization and quality control which already
begins with the raw glass blocks. For the production of the high-precision
B+W filters Schott colored glass is used almost exclusively because Schott
guarantees the very highest glass quality.
In Bad Kreuznach, computer-controlled grinding and
polishing machines produce the highest filter quality from this raw
material in an impressive range of designs and diameters. Special
production processes remain the domain of the optimizing handcraft of
experienced specialists. Strict quality checks in all key production steps
ensure seamless production standards. B+W quality does not come about by
coincidence, but is clearly defined: to manufacture exactly plane-parallel
filter discs without arching or wedge errors (deviating thickness) which
could lead to partial image blurring. The filter glass must be completely
smooth, because roughness results in scattered light and an unwanted soft
focus effect. B+W filter glass meets the highest requirements of camera
and lens manufacturers and guarantees optimum imaging quality.
B+W is the first filter
manufacturer in the world to offer MRC (Multi Resistant
This multi-layer coating is vapor-deposited in highly
advanced vacuum coating plants. It is extremely low-reflective and highly
resistant to scratching. But above all its unique dirt and water-repellent
surface makes cleaning the filters easier. In this way, filters can also
perform a protective function for the front lens. The continuous new
development and further development of the B+W filter models and the final
inspection of each individual filter mean that users can achieve the best
possible photographic results. It is therefore important to give the same
consideration to quality when buying a filter as when selecting your
lenses. 60 years of know-how guarantee top filter quality to meet global
market standards. A brand promise we can be very proud of in Bad
Multi Resistant Coating with pearl
To guarantee perfect image quality, filters must be kept
clean. This is supported by the hard MRC finish with its dirt and
water-repellent pearl effect coating. This is the best way to clean
filters: Never rub off dry, loose dirt particles, but remove them first
with compressed air (if possible without touching) or a soft lens brush.
Breath on the particle-free filter surface and clean it with a soft
cleaning wipes specially for multi-coated lenses. Do not use paper tissues
as their fibers cling due to electrostatic charges. Little effort for
constantly perfect image quality.
Features and specifications are subject to
change without prior notification.