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About Hoya

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Clear optics (16),Firm mount (13),Strong construction (10),Consistent effect (8),Easily mounted (8),Easy to use (4)
Best Uses:
Image manipulation (10),Lens protection (7),Color correction (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11),Enthusiast (3)

Hoya Features

  • Creates dramatic sky/cloud contrast.
  • Saturates colors without changing color balance.
  • Mount rotates to control amount of effect.

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Glass

I purchased this product to use on my Nikon 70-300 VR lens that I am using in Baghdad. The filter is necessary here due to the bright sunlight that I have to deal with. I am using it when photographing wildlife and Palaces here in Baghdad and I love it.

Reviewed by 16 customers

 
5.0

A must have

By

from Phoenix AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

A CPL is one filter you really must have. Aside from being a protector for your lens, it is valuable in giving you the ability to cut glare from water and glass images. It also will drop 1-2 f-stops, good for outdoor work. This filter is thin and has no vignetting, threads on easily. I wouldn't work without it.

 
4.0

A must have.

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

Just like a UV filter, everyone who photographs outdoors should have a polarizer. They do cost more, but the effects it produces are so much better. What it does for the photo cannot be done in post processing. Plus you get neutral density darkening for those overly bright pictures or if you need blurring.

 
5.0

Easy to use and good image quality

By

from Conway, AR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

sharp images, easy to use.

 
4.0

good value

By

from san jose, ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

nice filter, good quality for the price

 
5.0

A good product for the money

By

from Jackson,Ga  -  Photo Enthusiast

A worthwhile investment that works well.

 
4.0

Good Balance of Cost and Value

By

from San Jose, Ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

The quality of this filter compared with more expensive filters I have purchased producing photos that were as good if not better

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Quality

By

from Bowie, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

[...]I am enjoying this product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Glass

By

from Baghdad, Iraq (Normally Elmwood, NE)  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this product to use on my Nikon 70-300 VR lens that I am using in Baghdad. The filter is necessary here due to the bright sunlight that I have to deal with. I am using it when photographing wildlife and Palaces here in Baghdad and I love it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cir Polarizer

By

from Boulder Creek, Ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

A very good low cost basic Cir Polarizer. Work well but the threads stick a bit during the first 5 t0 10 attachments.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great

By

from Milwaukee Burbs  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've been using Hoya filters for a long time. Got his for a news lens and it hasn't disappointed.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MICHAEL V  Every photographer should have a polarizer in their bag. I've had mine for years and never had an issue. It works great for saturating colors and slowing shutter speeds.
Bruce C  Would you use this with a UV filter and if so which one to the outside position of the two filters?
DONALD D  I would keep the UV filter on the lens at all times. That said, you would add the polarizing filter on top of (outside) the UV filter. I don't know any reason to remove the UV filter unless you are working with some kind of UV light specific project.
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