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Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter

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Circular Polarizer - Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

Multicoated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.

NOTE: Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems and video cameras without problems). Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras.

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 52 mm
Grade Not applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes, Hoya Multicoated
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature No change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Clear optics (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easily mounted (8)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (10)
    • Travel (7)
    • Color correction (6)
    • Image manipulation (6)
    • Everyday (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Stunning results

    This works best with a DSLR. You need to use the preview mode on your camera to get the full effect. When in preview turn the filter until you see the results that you...Read complete review

    This works best with a DSLR. You need to use the preview mode on your camera to get the full effect. When in preview turn the filter until you see the results that you want. My sample images were taken with the filter in place with the camera in auto mode. The change was twisting the filter, this did cause the camera to adjust the Fstop on one of the photos.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nothing extra special

    No instructions were provided to indicate the use of the filter. There is a mark on the adjustment ring but nothing to indicate what this was for. Trial and error solved the problem.

    No instructions were provided to indicate the use of the filter. There is a mark on the adjustment ring but nothing to indicate what this was for. Trial and error solved the problem.

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    5.0

    52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coat

    By Barry

    from Sherwood, AR

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Consistent Effect
    • Easily Mounted
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      Great price, great quality. Took some nice black and whites with it the first day I got it. B & H shipped it to me super fast. Thanks!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Nothing extra special

      By Rick

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics

      Cons

      • Weak Effect

      Best Uses

      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      No instructions were provided to indicate the use of the filter. There is a mark on the adjustment ring but nothing to indicate what this was for. Trial and error solved the problem.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Filter

      By Sweetgm

      from Crystal Lake, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect
      • Easily Mounted
      • Firm Mount

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Color Correction
        • Image Manipulation
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        This filter is great for taking away reflections so you can see what is underneath the water & increasing saturation. Wonderful for eliminating the glare.

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        • No

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        5.0

        No more blown out skies

        By ohheckyeah

        from Virginia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          I recently received a circular polarizer of another brand with a lens purchase. I was less than happy with the results and decided to buy the Hoya circular polarizer. I'm glad I did.

          The Hoya filter gave me the results I was looking for.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Works as intended

          By Eli

          from Easton, PA

          Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          The only thing that I observed different is the screw area is not as big as other filters that I have used.

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          4.0

          High quality at a reasonable price

          By ModellerTom

          from Charlottesville VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            I use the filter for landscape and architectural photography. It replaces an older borrowed filter that I was never very pleased with. The filter ring is good and tight, and the polarizing effect is more pronounced than in the filter it is replacing.

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            • No

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            3.0

            regular one

            By aliennani

            from Santiago, Chile

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              attach with a lens

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              So far so good!

              By cruise lover

              from Boise, ID

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easily Mounted
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                  I have only had the filter a week, but it worked very well on the trial pictures I took. Certainly is an improvement over no filter at all. I will be trying it at length on an upcoming trip, and expect it to perform well. I had no problems with threads, so putting on the camera was not a problem.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  You need this in your camera bag

                  By tushb

                  from Rocky Point NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                    brings out color the eye can't see

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Stunning results

                    By markm

                    from California

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Enhanced Sky Photos
                    • Firm Mount

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      This works best with a DSLR. You need to use the preview mode on your camera to get the full effect. When in preview turn the filter until you see the results that you want. My sample images were taken with the filter in place with the camera in auto mode. The change was twisting the filter, this did cause the camera to adjust the Fstop on one of the photos.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Polarizing at its best

                      By Buddy the Arttist

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        For outdoor pictures and some indoor, this filter works great! I use it mostly for vacations and some studio work, and it more than meets my needs. I was told about this filter by a professional photographer. She was specific about brand and filter type. The removal of glares and white spots is amazing.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Oh the lowly 52mm polarizing filter!

                        By Hawaiian Hub

                        from Kailua, Hawaii

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          Not so much a story of how well a filter works but more the benefit if shooting with it on my Sony FX100. My point and shoot days have been changed all for the better.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          An excellent, inexpensive filter

                          By The FOSS Photographer

                          from Ithaca, NY

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Mount
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Virtually No Reflections

                          Cons

                          • No Threads At The Front

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Photographing Water

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          I bought this filter mainly for reducing reflections and increasing clarity when photographing water, and this filter has delivered well to my expectations.
                          One slightly inconvenient aspect is when stacking this filter with another. If over-tightened, the filters stick to each other, and can be a pain in the neck to separate later.
                          Also, the filter does not have threads in the front. Not sure if polarisers have threads in the front to stack more filters, but it definitely becomes an issue when using the filter with my ND400 filter. Basically, the image (viewfinder or live-view) becomes too dark after attaching the ND, so I've to find the best orientation of the circular polariser before I attach it on my camera, using the mark on the filter as a reference.
                          Apart from this, the polariser behaves just as a polariser should, cutting reflections, improving clarity, etc.
                          I do not observe any significant vignetting or flare/reflections while using this filter.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          just what i wanted

                          By PK

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                            too early to comment, just received it 2 days ago
                            but expecting to do the job!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            works well

                            By MikeL

                            from NY, NY

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography

                              Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                              I used it to take pics from boat on a very sunny day and they came up well. The price is right)))

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              It works in a way it supposed to

                              By Debanjan

                              from Sunnyvale, CA

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                I've tested this product and it works the way it supposed to work. Very clear effect of CPL is seen during landscape and water reflections.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good value for my XPro1 Camera

                                By Mahdi

                                from Dubai

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography

                                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                  I've been using Hoya filters for a while now & they never disappointed me in terms of quality.
                                  Bought this to use it on my XPro1 camera lenses.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great polariser

                                  By Richie

                                  from New Zealand

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                    Awesome polarising filter for landscapes

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    I love my Polarizer

                                    By kelsospinner

                                    from Lake havasu

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography

                                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      I live in Lake Havasu AZ the sun shines everyday.
                                      No more glare in my pics, I'm a happy girl!

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Gives Great Colors

                                      By Mike

                                      from Washington, DC

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                        I got this filter for an upcoming vacation. Tried it out at home and it gave amazing pics already.

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