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Made in Germany

Professionals as well as dedicated amateur photographers expand their functional and creative potentials with our B+W camera filters and precision photo accessories from Schneider-Kreuznach. Our lenses set the standard in many areas of photography. We offer premium optics for professional photo formats in digital and analog photography. Our pioneering solutions are based on decades of experience in research, development, and production.

For more than 70 years, B+W filters have been synonymous with quality and innovation. Following the merger with Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH in 1985, the company moved into its current premises in Bad Kreuznach. Under the umbrella of Schneider-Kreuznach a lively technology transfer developed. 

B+W has succeeded in establishing itself as one of the world‘s leading filter manufacturers. It has, for example, made decisive progress in surface coating. B+W is the first filter manufacturer in the world to offer MRC (Multi Resistant Coating). MRC nano coating is the most innovative development in thin-layer technology. The world-famous Käsemann type polarizing filter with its outstanding quality has been produced by B+W since 1989. 

Today, state-of-the-art production equipment, precise CNC machines and highly advanced reflection-reducing technology guarantee top quality which is amongst the very best to be found on the world market.

Optical Excellence

for analog & digital photography

The B+W Filter Company has been manufacturing optical filters for over 50 years. B+W filters use Schott optical glass from which the filters are diamond cut, precision ground and then polished to ensure flatness on both surfaces and uniform thickness throughout. These, among other innovative measures, allow B+W to offer filters that meet the needs of even the most discriminating users.

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