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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

8. B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim

UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
www.schneideroptics.com
B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
Price: 210 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. The Slim version filters don’t create additional vignetting when put on wide corner lenses (the lenses with a focal length less than 24mm – the equivalent of a small frame lens).

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Test result:

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

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 95.8%
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 10.6 %
6/10
4/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
3/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
UV filters test - B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
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: 18th place
23/40
-8.6

Summary:

    The Slim version of the simple B+W filter doesn’t impress us with either its price or its capabilities. If you use the wide frame lenses, you should pay extra and buy the MRC version.