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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:
Easy to use (9),Clear optics (8),Firm mount (7),Lightweight (6),Strong construction (6),Consistent effect (5),Reliable (5),Durable (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape photography (7),Color correction (6),Travel (5),Everyday (4),Lens protection (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (7),Photo enthusiast (4)

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®

 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very pleased

I got this for my 18-200 vr and it works great. I like to shoot a lot at a local lake and it really helps with the glare from the water. Also helps my landscape shots in general.[...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed at durability

Bought this in Aug 2007. Had good results from the filter. But the front and back of the polarizing filter separated in May 2009. This was made by Tokina, serial# 0-24066-01213-5. Very disappointed by the durability of the filter.

Reviewed by 16 customers

 
5.0

Great value for the price.

By

from Tigard, OR  -  Semi-Professional

Must make sure that the threads are aligned when you put onto your lens. The filter fell off, but no harm done. Very sturdy.

 
4.0

Great price & quality

By

from Ont., Canada  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

sharpens all colors in bright sunlight

 
5.0

Good product

By

from Denver, CO  -  Professional

Good product does what it says. Lens cap fits over it.

 
5.0

Wonderful

By

from Canton, Ga  -  Semi-Professional

Really is a great polarizer.

 
4.0

Works well and price is right.

By

from Iowa  -  Casual user

I did not find a quality lens cheaper. It is easy to use but it's application is not for all uses. It will darken the picture, but of course if you intend to photoshop everything that is not all bad either.

 
4.0

good value for the price

By

from salem illinois  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Very pleased

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works great!

By

from Lawton, OK  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Just purchased this polarizer to take to Colorado for a couple of weeks and it worked GREAT! Landscape photography is what I used it for mostly and got great color with sky and clouds, and mountain views!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed at durability

By

from MIAMI, FLORIDA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Bought this in Aug 2007. Had good results from the filter. But the front and back of the polarizing filter separated in May 2009. This was made by Tokina, serial# 0-24066-01213-5. Very disappointed by the durability of the filter.

 
5.0

I am very happy with this filter

By

from grand junction, co  -  Photo Enthusiast

better blue and contrast intensity control than my other circular polarizer.

 
4.0

Great filter

By

from Naples, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use a Nikon D200 camera with a Tamron 18-270 mm lens, this is a nice filter to work with.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JAMES C  Bought as a gift, and the mid range price was suitable
Shopper  what's the quality diff between this and mutli-coated hoya?
CARLOS S  The multicoated filters are supposed to have less reflection and lens flare. But in my opinion is not significant enough to warrant the difference in price for the more expensive multicoated ones. If I had L lenses I would invest in multicoated. But unless you are a professional photographer who lives off of the pictures that you take, it is not worth it.
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