Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer HD Hardened Glass 8-layer Multi-Coated Filter

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About Hoya 52 Circular Polarizer

Light rays which are reflected by any surface become polarised and polarising filters are used to select which light rays enter your camara lens.
• They allow you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc.
• They also saturate colors and increase contrast.
• Polarizers come in two variations but have the same effect. Linear polarizers work with older camera meters; Circurlar polarizers are designed for today's newer split-beam metering systems used in auto focus cameras. Check your camera's manual.
• Hardened Glass: Hardened optical glass that has 4 times the breaking strength in ANSI standardized testing (ANSI Z80.3 : 2001) where steel balls of varying size and weight were dropped from a height of 50 inches onto the glass.
• High Transparency Polarizing Film; The polarizing film is the same as that used in the latest high definition LCD TV screens. It has 25% higher light transmission than standard polarizing film used in current photographic filters.
• Hardened 8 Layer Waterproof Multi-Coating that is Scratch & Stain Resistant: Newly developed industry leading 8-layer multi-coating yields an average light transmission rate of 99.35% between 400 and 700nm (visible spectrum). These coatings greatly reduce reflections off the surface of the glass allowing you to capture more light in your photos.
• As with all HOYA multi-coatings, HD HMC is applied in a furnace at high heat, bonding the coating to the surface of the glass. This process is called "hard coating" and it is far more durable than other coating techniques. The chemistry of the top layer is formulated not just to be more durable but to be resistant to oil stains. This means that finger prints and other oils are much easier to remove.



Summary of Customer Reviews

(3)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Clear optics (3)
Best Uses:
Lens protection (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Hoya 52 Circular Polarizer Features

  • Creates dramatic sky/cloud contrast.
  • Saturates colors without changing color balance.
  • Mount rotates to control amount of effect.
  • Multi Coated for flare protection.
  • High Transparency Polarizing Film.
  • Hardened 8 Layer Waterproof Multi-Coating

Hoya 52 Circular Polarizer Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
5.0

for both macro lens and filter

By

from fla/ny  -  Photo Enthusiast

macro lens that this filter was bought for from you was used; but could have been sold as new it was so nice. the filter was new and looked and performed as expected.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great filter

By

from Austin, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Solid construction and allows my Nikon cap to clip on firmly. Clear optics and offers good protection for my lens.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than the competition

By

from San Jose  -  Photo Enthusiast

Has lowest filter factor of all polarizers.

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Shopper  How does this compare with Nikon 52 mm circular?
ROBBIE H  I have not tried the Nikon version but this one came highly recommended based on independent reviews and works perfectly. Hoya knows how to make such products and are consummate experts. Had tried the 12 dollar versions prior, and they were not good. You could tell that you had an extra piece of glass when examining the photos. With the Hoya, you can't tell, no matter how closely you look. I'd guess the Hoy is at least as good as the Nikon and probably better.
Adrian P  Will this accommodate a lens cap ?
MARK M  Yes. It does accommodate a lens cap.

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