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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

7. B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze

UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
www.schneideroptics.com
B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
Price: 120 PLN

We all should know the B+W filters. They are made by the German company Schneider Optics and made of glass from the Schott Company. The standard version of the filter has antireflective coatings.

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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 95.7 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 10.7 %
6/10
4/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
3/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze
3/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.5 % level
5/5
Results
Final result: 11th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 13th place
23/40
-3

Summary:

    For a filter with mediocre features, this Schneider Optics product is expensive. It doesn’t have the scratch free MRC coatings that other filters from the company have, so nothing but the solid metal ring and the B+W logo justify the high price.