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Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter

B&H # HOCPMC67 Mfr # A67CRPL
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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).

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 67 mm
Grade Not applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes
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 67 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 67 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Firm mount (8)
  • Clear optics (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Consistent effect (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (5)
    • Color correction (3)
    • Shooting outdoors (3)
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    5.0

    Great polarizer for the money

    By Sam S.

    from Salt Lake City, UT

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Price
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Darken Blue Skies
      • Enhance Colors
      • Landscape Photography
      • Reduce Reflections

      Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      For the money this Hoya circular polarizer works great. Well built, quality construction and smooth operation. I would definitely recommend Hoya and recommend this particular filter.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great product - worth the money

      By Chris in Merced

      from Merced, CA

      About Me Outdoor photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        I bought this polarizer to replace a cheap one that left dark blue corners on wide angle photos.

        This one solved the problem and it screws and unscrews without any trouble. It also rotates well. It's probably the most affordable, reliable polarizer you can get for your 67mm lens.

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        5.0

        A Nature Photographer's "MustHave" !!

        By Ralph

        from Miami fl

        About Me Free Lance Photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Nature Sky And Water

          Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          I use this filter 90% of the time.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect polarizer

          By Mark IV

          from Salt Lake City

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              This filter works perfectly. As others have noted, it cuts haze (at least to some extent, depending on conditions) and can markedly reduce reflections. For landscape photographers, though, the main effect is to darken the sky and bring out clouds, cliffs, trees, or other items seen against it. To a lesser extent it enhances colors by decreasing surface luminance due to reflection. Note it will darken your exposure, and won't do much at all in cloudy or diffuse light. It does more looking down light, less across, least up light. You have to rotate the floating element to maximize the effect, so as noted it's hard to use with a lens shade, but see note about shooting into the light. The question here isn't whether it works, because it definitely does, but the quality of the glass and the construction, which seem excellent.

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              5.0

              Good Quality, Great Price

              By Fisherdog

              from Peoria, IL

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                  I haven't had the opportunity to use this filter very much yet, but its exactly what I was looking for. Got some great shots of the fish in my lake.

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                  4.0

                  High quality polarizer

                  By Canonizer

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      Over the past several years, Hoya has earned my respect for quality filters, particularly the HMC series. I have these in 77mm, 72mm, 67mm and 48mm. I am screwing these in over some very expensive lenses. I am quite picky about how a filter alters the image quality. Hoya HMC has met my expectations, and I haven't encountered significant flare from them under normal usage circumstances. While I normally do NOT use any filters, the circular polarizer is almost mandatory in certain shooting circumstances. I can confidently add the Hoya HMC in such conditions. These are of high quality build and optical performance.

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                      5.0

                      does the job!

                      By magicmomentpics

                      from young harris ga.

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close Up Filming
                        • Panoramic Filming
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        used on a 18-135 canon lens. the difference is night and day!

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                        5.0

                        Great filter

                        By Dakotagirl

                        from South Dakota

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          I have been very pleased with the performance and durability of this filter.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good CP

                          By [@]

                          from Ct.

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                            This is a nice CP. I consider it a must have. Especially for landscape and scenic photography.

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                            5.0

                            When quality images count

                            By unkamartin

                            from Columbia, SC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Consistent Effect
                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Excellent resulting image
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Improved resulting images
                              • Lens Protection
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                              I use filters to try to make good light out of bad light, and the results are better than without filters, but not as good as having good light to begin with. The top tier of Hoya's choices in Circular Polarizers are some of the best available. While these filters are expensive potential users have to consider if their pocketbook is in harmony with the level of quality they require in the images they hope to capture as well as how frequently they will need a world-class 67mm Circular Polarizer.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Filter that's worth the money

                              By LiquidG

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                I did a fair amount of research on polarizing filters, and recognized Hoya as a reputable brand.

                                While the price may be a bit steep (particularlly for a novie photographer like myself), it was more than justified given the results (I frequently take pictures of custom autos outdoors). The additional $30-$40 for this filter over one a tier below in quality is well worth it.

                                As far as the ring on the filter, it has just the right amount of give to keep it in place while shooting by not too hard to turn when moving between shots. If you do end up stacking this filter with another (as I do with a UV filter), do expect to have both filters come off when you try to unscrew this one (not a huge issue, but it does expose your lens until the UV filter is put back on).

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                everyone should have one

                                By cobri

                                from rome ga

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                    takes some getting used to......... however worth it

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                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Made Glass Museum Cases Disappear

                                    By DHL

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Firm Mount
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                        Had an assignment that involved photographing items under available light in large glass museum cases that could not be opened or removed. The cheaper circular polarizer I have routinely used outdoors, did a poor job of cutting the glare in this museum situation. But the Hoya HMC polarizer did an amazingly good job of eliminating really heavy glare. I did not realize there was such a difference between various kinds of polarizers. I recommend this to anyone looking for a top-grade polarizer for a DSLR.

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                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        High Quality, Less Money

                                        By Kenyon

                                        from Seattle

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artwork
                                          • Color Correction

                                          Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                          I bought this for a couple of different reasons:
                                          - Reduce reflections when photographing artwork
                                          - Darken skies
                                          - Reduce reflections in water

                                          I've used it for a couple of weeks and it has been very effective. I've layered it in front of a UV filter as well and haven't had any problems. The construction seems very solid.

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                                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Just what's needed to remove glare

                                          By Mediclimber

                                          from Pottstown, PA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Manipulation

                                            Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                            Works like a charm to make skies bluer and remove glare from eyeglasses and running water.

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                                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            excellent in every way

                                            By northjay

                                            from Colorado

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Artwork
                                              • Color Correction
                                              • Image Manipulation

                                              Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                              one of the best I have used

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                                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Seems to do just what it is supposed to.

                                              By SteveB

                                              from Oakland, CA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Image Manipulation

                                                Comments about Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                I've used this polarizing filter several times now and it can do some great things.

                                                - I was able to take clear pictures of fish in a stream. Without the polarizer the reflections off the water hid everything below the surface.

                                                - Cuts through haze in landscape shots.

                                                All in all I am very happy with this filter.

                                                The one awkward bit is that it is hard to use with a lens hood on. You can't really reach in and turn the filter when the lens hood is installed, but I would think this is a problem with any filter that you need to rotate.

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