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B+W 62mm XS-Pro Digital Neutral Density Vario MRC Nano Filter

by B+W
SKU 85159
  • Description
  • Additional Information
The B+W 62mm XS-Pro Digital Neutral Density Vario MRC Nano Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing an exposure reduction of 1 to 5 stops. The 0.3 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is also visually demarcated with dots that represent different density values. 

The Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) is both an anti-reflection coating as well as a protective surface. It helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, it offers greater protection to the filter substrate and stays cleaner for longer than uncoated filters. The Nano coating associated with XS-Pro filters provides an additional eighth layer over the MRC, resulting in an improved beading effect when in contact with water for greater cleaning efficiency.

B+W filters are constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. This filter features a thin, oversized mount which helps to reduce the likelihood to vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. The filter ring is made from brass for durability as well as jamming prevention.

  • Variable neutral density filter
  • Reducing the amount of light entering the camera
  • Stepless adjustment between +1 and +5 f-stops
  • Ideal for film footage
  • Light and precise filter mechanics
  • Suitable for both analog and digital cameras
  • Selective sharpness by achieving larger apertures – ideal for portraiture
  • Long exposures producing a cotton candy effect on moving water and deserted streets void of people and cars
  • Made in Germany

X across the photo? No way!

Light rays run differently in the center of the image than at the edges. Initially, this shows in the darkening of the corners. However, in more pronounced cases it can have effects right up to image center. That is when an X-shaped shadow appears to lie above the image. Such extreme cases occur with wide-angle lenses 28 mm and shorter. To avoid this effect, our ND Vario has a stop for the brightest and a stop for the darkest position.
NOTE: The markings are for reference only, and do not represent specific stops.

Technical Specs:
Filter Type:
Variable neutral density
Filter Size:
62 mm
Filter Factor:
0.3 to 1.5 (1 to 5 stops)
Yes; to vary density
Permits a longer exposure
Schott Glass
Filter Ring Material: Brass
Front Filter Thread Size:
67 mm
Front Lens Cap Size:
67 mm
Neutral Density Vario Values:

Density Filter Factor Apertures Transmission (%) F-stops
0.3 2 1 50.0 1
0.6 4 2 25.0 2
0.9 8 3 12.5 3
1.2 16 4 6.3 4
1.5 32 5 3.1

In the box:
1x B+W 62mm XS-Pro Digital Neutral Density Vario MRC Nano Filter

*Please Note: ND filters must not be used for direct visual solar observation (risk of blinding). They let through UV- and IR-rays which harm the eyes. Special sun filters for direct observation of the sun are available from astronomy suppliers.

Glazer's SKU 85159
Manufacturer B+W
MFG SKU 66-1075249